The Solankis, referred to as the "Chalukyas of Gujarat" were patrons of many important temples in the area. Their love for architecture are visible in the monuments and shrines they built. Shiva temple at Kera is one of the many temples built by the Solanki rulers
The shrine is built of red stones in Solanki architectural style. The shrine has a circumlocutory passageway which gets natural lighting from the perforated windows. There are a few well-carved sculptures on the wall. The spire of the temple has eight triangle-shaped sculptures in the form of chaitya windows on each face of the spire. At the corners of the shrine, there are miniature spires, and the are built in the same way as the main large central spire. The external faces of the spires are adorned with elegantly carved sculptures. There are stone sculptures around the temple premises. Only the northern part of the original hall or Mandapa is there as of now. The deity is in the form of Linga.
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Temple is open from 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire
Bhuj is a city in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Bhuj is a famous destination for shopping of handicraft work like bandhni (tie-dye) and leatherwork. In 1956 as well in 2001, the city was struck by a major earthquakes which caused a great loss of life and property. Many parts of Bhuj were demolished due to the extensive damage while the rest were repaired.
Language Spoken: Gujarati
Kera Gajod Rd, Kera, Gujarat 370430
By rail- Bhuj is the nearest rail head with trains operating between Bhuj, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
By air- Bhuj is also the airport and has flight connectivity to Mumbai.
By road - Bhuj is well connected by road through various cities in the state and is the shrine at a distance of about 22 kilometres to the south of Bhuj.
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The priests perform puja to the deity of Lord Shiva
The annual fair held here attracts devotees from all faiths. Devotees walking on hot coal is the prime attraction of fair.
Temple is open from 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM
March - Shivrathri
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