Saturday , July 21 2018

Modhera Dance Festival

Modhera Dance festival celebrates as annual dance festival at modhera sun temple, one of the masterpiece of solanki empire of golden edge.

Modhera Dance Festival is even identified as Uttarardh Mahotsav or Modhera Utsav.

The Festival involves the celebration of music, art, dance and culture. During this event one can experience the traditional dance forms of Gujarat and its districts as well.

Modhera Dance festival is a platform that brings together the cultural spirit of all the regions. Many people from the nearest place and villagers also take part in Modhera dance festival occasion.


Modhera dance festival is three days festival and organized by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited.

Modhera dance festival provides an adequate facility for arrivals so that they can experience the living heritage and culture of Indian dances and music as well.

Modhera dance festival is executed at Sun temple of Modhera city.

This temple is located on banks of Pushpavati River. During the reign of King Bhimdev I of Patan, this temple was constructed around 1026-27 AD.


This magnificent specimen is dedicated to Lord Surya or the Sun God and it is considered as one of the superb artistry of Gujarat’s architect.

The position of this temple is in such a manner that the rising sun strikes the images on the sanctuary. In this festival the women and men perform Garba dance that depicts the glorious culture and traditions of Gujarat.

The whole atmosphere becomes mesmerizing and glittering. People are dressed well in colorful costumes. Lights, colors, entertainment, music and dance all describes best this festive occasion.


Apart from Garba dance performance many other dance forms such as Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Kathak and other classical dance forms are performed.

This Sun temple where Modhera dance festival is celebrated has great historical significance too and is preserved by the historians and archaeologists greatly.


After the conclusion of Uttrayan festival, Modhera Dance Festival is celebrated on third week of January. At Sun temple this dance act is performed with great pomp and show. At south west of Mehsana district, Modhera village is situated at a distance of 25kms.


Many tourists make plan for this city so that they can enjoy great during their vacations and get along with various cultures and traditions of Gujarat. Also several dance and art connoisseurs make plan to take part in this festival.


Folk and classical dancers, musicians of different states also visit this city Modhera so that they can exhibit their talent during the festival.

Getting There

Modhera Dance Festival celebrates after Uttrayan Festival at Modhera City in Mahesana District of Gujarat State, India. Nearest Airport is Ahemadabad and Nearest Railway Station is Mehasana District. Modhera City is 25kms far from Mahesana district.

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