Shiva Temple Kera Kutch District Gujarat

The Shiva Temple in Kera, Kutch District is an ancient Hindu shrine located in Gujarat, India. The temple is built during the reign of the Solanki Dynasty during the later part of the 10th Century. During the earthquakes of 1819 and 2001, this holy temple has been subjected to severe damages, but the temple's spire, inner sanctum and the sculptures are still in an attractive condition.

Architecture beauty of Shiva Temple Kera, Kutch

The interior part of the temple is square in shape. The shrine has a circumlocutory passageway or pradakshina which is of about 2 to 3 foot width. This passage gets natural lighting from two open cut-stone perforated windows. Of the original hall or mandapa of the temple, only the northern wall has survived. There are a few well-carved sculptures on the wall. The spire of the temple is well-executed with ornamentation of eight triangle shaped sculptures in the form of chaitya windows on each face of the spire. Hemmed between the windows are well-crafted sculptures of human figures. At the corners of the shrine, there are miniature spires. There are many stone sculptures of Yakshas around the temple premises. An annual fair is held here which is attended by a large number of devotees from many countries.

Shiva Temple Kera Kutch District Gujarat

How to Reach Shiva Temple Kutch

The nearest railhead is Bhuj with two express trains, named Bhuj Express and the Kutch Express operating between Bhuj, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The nearest airport is Bhuj, which connects to Mumbai. The temple is well connected by road through various cities in the state and is at a distance of about 22 kilometres to the south of Bhuj.

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