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A marvel to see- Detour your route.

Vadnagar is more popular as birthplace of India's PM Shri Narendra Modi.But this place has also... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
Hiten_Rathod
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Ahmedabad, India
One the Best Heritage Place to Visit

Kirti torans, a pair build in 12th century columns supporting an arch, about 40 feet tall built in... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
paavans
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

On 10th March , 2013 we reached Vadnagar 110 km from Ahmedabad , to view Kirti Toran of 10th Century , 13 m high Uttung Toran of red and yellow sandstone standing on the very wide rectangular 15 steps high edifice of Rewah . All the parts of the Toran were constructed using the principles employed in the temple design .

The decorative veneer and mouldings of the socle and collumns have been executed with great care . The socle has a simple design of lozenges , cyma , arris , followed by a succession of bands bearing a seriesof gorgons , elephants , humans and a kumbhi ( high basal moulding with curved shoulder ) with elaborate carvings on it .

Above this is a torus , Then a drip projection and a gorgon band . Above this there is a standing human figure on both the collumns . The attic collumns above are encircled by brackets as Vyalas on the inner face and maidens on the other three faces . Above this is built an ornamental cusped arch , at the center of which is sitting Shiv flanked by Parvati and Ganesh in eparate vaults .

This is an Illika Torana style popularised by Solanki kings while constructing the victory arches .

Vadnagar is about 4500 years old city and is also famous for its 17th Century old hatakeshwar temple .

Date of experience: March 2013
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