Location: Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat
About Modhera Dance Festival
Similar to Konark dance festival, which holds an eminent position among the festivals of Orissa, Modhera dance festival is also very significant in the cultural circuit of Gujarat. To showcase the cultural diversity of the state to global audience and to revive the past glory, every year Gujarat government organizes this three day long cultural extravaganza, in the third week of January after the completion of Uttarayan festival.
The Modhera Dance festival of Gujarat takes place in the backdrop of Sun temple of Modhera where classical dances of India gets a new dimension. Gradually, with the passage of time folk dances of various Indian states also shares the stage with the classical dance forms to make the dance festival more diverse and countrywide.
Venue For Modhera Dance Festival
Sun temple of Modhera, located in the Mehsana district of Gujarat is the esteem venue for Modhera Dance festival as it is an ideal destination where art and culture blends to form a rich heritage. It is a beautifully designed ancient temple, which is dedicated to Sun God. Till date, this Sun temple is standing tall by surviving all the adversities. It is a perfect testimony of ancient art and architecture. The walls of the Sun Temple hold beautiful figurines of Lord Surya, the Sun God.
Attractions of Modhera Dance Festival
The prime attraction of Modhera dance festival is Garba, the traditional dance form of Gujarat. Apart from this, spectators can also cherish various other Indian dance forms namely Kathakali, Kuchipuri, Bharatnatyam and Manipuri, and some folk dances which are performed by art and dance connoisseurs belonging to various corners of the countries.
Thanks to this Modhera dance festival, several Indian performers has marked their presence and performed on various global platforms and attained international popularity. Inhabitants of nearby villages also are an indigenous part of this festival.
Access To Modhera
By Road: Modhera is 102 kms away from northwest of Ahmedabad and well connected by smooth roadways.
By Rail: Mehasana is the nearest railway head to Modhera.
By Air: The nearest airport to Modhera is at Ahmedabad.