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Modhera Dance Festival holds an eminent position among the festivals of Gujarat. Gujarat is a state where tradition and culture can be witnessed in various festivals that are celebrated in Gujarat Modhera Sun Temple is a popular seat of tourists where the sculptures on the walls show the rich heritage of the past. The Modhera Dance festival of Gujarat takes place in the backdrop of the sun Temple where classical dance get a new dimension.

Description of Modhera Dance Festival
The venue of Modhera Dance Festival, Gujarat is the Sun temple which is an important religious spot for Hindus. The temple dedicated to Sun God bears the traces of ancient art and architecture. To relive the past glory the Government of Gujarat organizes traditional dance festival every year. The colorful festival with all kinds of tradition performances makes the celebration a grand. Sun temple is the perfect destination where art and culture blends to form a rich heritage. Modhera is located in Mehasana district of Gujarat. Garba, the traditional dance of Gujarat is the main attraction. Apart from that, the other traditional dances like Kathakali, Kuchipuri, Bharatnatyam and Manipuri, other folk dance from different parts of the country are gathered to make the dance festival diverse and countrywide.

It is a sure delight to witness the celebration that reminds one of the glorious past of the place. The walls of the Sun Temple hold beautiful figurines of Lord Surya, the Sun God. At the time of the festival, the temple is lit with the help of flood lights, further attracting attention to the intricate carvings and minutely detailed figurines chiseled on the temple exteriors. The most fascinating feature of the temple is that its construction is such that sun rays illuminate the main deity in the innermost chamber of the shrine, through the main doors.

Time For Celebration of Modhera Dance Festival
Modhera Dance Festival of Gujarat is held in January every year. The dance festival of Gujarat is famous world wide. And in this festival tourist get the opportunity to experience the varieties of dances of ancient and contemporary India. The festival is celebrated for three days where different forms of dance from different state are performed.Modhera is 102 kms away from northwest of Ahmedabad, the nearest railway station is Mehasana, and the nearest airport is Ahmedabad Airport.

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