Modhera is a town in Mehsana district of Gujarat, India. The town is well known for the Sun Temple of Chaulukya era. The town is located on the bank of river Pushpavati. The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya positioned at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is located at the bank of the river Pushpavati. It become built after 1026-27 CE all through the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. No worship is obtainable now and is protected monument maintained by using Archaeological Survey of India.
The temple complex has three components: Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall; Sabhamandapa, the assembly corridor and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls have intricately carved outside and pillars. The reservoir has steps to attain bottom and severa small shrines. The city became called Dharmaranya throughout Puranic age. It is assumed that Lord Rama had completed yagna right here to cleanse the sin of killing Brahmin Ravana. He had constructed Modherak which changed into later known as Modhera. The Sun Temple became built in the course of the reign of Bhima I of Chaulukya dynasty in 1026-1027 Vikram Samvat 1083. There is Gyaneshwari stepwell in village which belongs to 16th-17th century. It has a shrine at the primary pavilion of the stepwell in place of standard at the end.