Khed Roda Group of Temples, Gujarat

Khed Roda is a group of seven temples in Sabarkantha District, near Himmatnagar. However, it is believed that there were around 100 temples in this area. The majority of them have vanished entirely. These temples are located beside a seasonal stream that flows into the Hathmati River one kilometre downstream. It's possible that this stream was significant and flowing during the construction of the temples. Roda is a Gujarati word that means "brickbats." This location was shrouded in mystery. Brick bats were claimed to be appearing out of nowhere throughout the first decades of the twentieth century. As a result, the Roda group of temples was named.

It was unknown until 1926, when PA Inamdar, an archaeologist, investigated the site. Mr. M A Dhaky conducted a follow-up investigation in the 1960s. These temples were dubbed the "great grandfather" of the Maru-gurjara architectural style. During the Gurjar-Pratihar or Rashtrakuta period, these temples were built in the 8th and 9th centuries. It's unclear whose dynasty erected these temples. During the years of the tripartite fight, the structure was built. If we accept the Rashtrakuta dominion over Gujarat, we may have to investigate the architecture of the Rashtrakutas in Gujarat. It is illogical to claim that the Rashtrakutas never built in Gujarat, given their reputation as the most prolific builders of the early mediaeval period. The influence of southern style iconography shows that temples were most likely built by Rastrakuta rulers.

the Khed Roda Group of Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya, Lord Ganesha and Navagraha. The two largest ones can still be seen today but they stand at opposite ends from each other with only six being close together for people who want to visit all 7 structures!


Khed Roda Group of Temples can be visit during the day time - 06:00 AM to 06.00 PM

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