Modhera Dance Festival Gujarat 2023

  • TypeType:Cultural
  • Dates: 19-Jan-2023 to 21-Jan-2023
  • Location:Gujarat

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Modhera Dance Festival is a classical dance, music, culture, and art festival. This festival attracts a huge crowd of national and international classical music, dance, and art admirers. The Modhera festival in India is known as Uttarardh Mahotsav. It is celebrated to promote the age-old art, dance form, and culture our country is proud to have. The festival is celebrated at the Modhera Sun Temple grounds. The venue is decorated with colorful lights aiming toward the Sun Temple.

HISTORY AND RITUALS OF THE MODHERA DANCE FESTIVAL

Sun Temple grounds were built by the Solanki King Bhimdev I to honor the Sun God or Surya Dev. In ancient India, dance was considered to be very sacred. The people developed and adopted ancient dance forms to honor different gods and goddesses. People of Modhera used to perform a particular dance to honor Surya Dev, which later became a three-day-long grand event. It is held every year in January for three days. The beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the festival. The Sun Temple at Modhera was built during the Solanki King Bhimdev I period. The temple is now in ruins. It is considered one of the best specimens of Indian art and architecture of the bygone era. The temple is dedicated to Lord Surya.

ABOUT MODHERA DANCE FESTIVAL

The Modhera festival is locally known as Uttarardh Mahotsav. The name 'Uttarardh' comes from two different words, 'Uttar' means north in English, and 'Ardh' means half or halfway journey of the sun towards the north. It is celebrated to promote the age-old art, dance form, and culture our country is proud to have. The festival is celebrated at the Modhera Sun Temple grounds. The venue is decorated with colorful lights aiming toward the Sun Temple. The temple is now in ruins. It is considered one of the best specimens of Indian art and architecture of the bygone era. The temple is dedicated to Lord Surya.

CELEBRATIONS OF THE MODHERA DANCE FESTIVAL

People of Modhera used to perform a particular dance to honor Surya Dev, which later became a three-day-long grand event. It is held every year in January for three days. It is celebrated to promote the age-old art, dance form, and culture our country is proud to have. The festival is celebrated at the Modhera Sun Temple grounds. The venue is decorated with colorful lights aiming toward the Sun Temple.

MODHERA DANCE FESTIVAL DATES

Modhera Dance Festival is celebrated from 19th to 21st January every year.

KEY ATTRACTIONS OF THE MODHERA DANCE FESTIVAL

  • Instrumental music shows
  • Nritya dance
  • Cultural and folk versions of dance, music, and other art forms
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FAQs about MODHERA DANCE Festival

Q.For how long has the Modhera Dance Festival been celebrated?
For three long days, the Modhera Dance Festival is celebrated.
Q.Why is the Modhera Dance Festival celebrated?
The Modhera Dance Festival is celebrated to promote the age-old art, dance form, and culture our country is proud to have.
Q.What is the other name for the Modhera Dance Festival?
The Modhera festival is locally known as Uttarardh Mahotsav
Q.Where is The Modhera Dance Festival celebrated?
The Modhera Dance Festival is celebrated at the Modhera Sun Temple grounds. The venue is decorated with colorful lights aiming toward the Sun Temple.