Mehsana district (alternate spelling “Mahesana”) is one of the 33 districts of Gujarat state in western India. Mehsana city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district has a population of over 18 lakhs and an area of over 4,500 km². There are over 600 villages in this district. It had a population of 1,837,892 of which 22.40% were urban as of 2001. Mehsana district borders with Banaskantha district in the north, Patan and Surendranagar districts in west, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad districts in south and Sabarkantha district in the east.
1. Vijapur Jain Tirth, Vijapur
The exceedingly fascinating three-storeyed temple looks beautiful like a residence of a god. It is a very good place for meditation in peaceful atmosphere. The great festival of the installation of the idol in the temple was celebrated in the presence of millions of jains on friday on the third day of dark half month of vaishakh in the year 2037 of the vikaram samvant in hindu gujarati calendar. This is the ancient temple of prashwanath.
Temple of bahuchara Mata is famous temple of goddess bahucharaji located in bechraji town It is a small town and taluka in mehsana district. The original temple was built by manajirao Gaikwad sarkar in year 1839 ad. Shree bahuchraji Mataji is one of the Shakti Peeth in Gujarat. It is a Very popular religious place of Hindu religion. South end north gate are structured with impressed and Beautiful decorated zhrukha. The atmosphere near temple is very quiet and silent. Bahuchar Mata is a popular God Of Hindus. Every year millions of Hindu people Visit the bahuchara Mata temple.
Surya mandir is located on the banks of pushpavati river in modhera. It is one of the few shrines that are dedicated to the sun God. In 1026, the temple Was built by King bhimdev of the solanki dynasty. This ancient temple revives the reminiscences of Sun temple at konark in Orissa. The surrounding area of Modhera used to be Known as dharmaranya and the place was blessed By Lord Rama. As per the konark, this shrine is designed in a manner, so that the first rays of the Sun cast on the image of Lord Surya. The brilliant architecture of the temple is one of its own class. Modhera dance festival is the Major festival that is observed by the sun temple.
It was once waste barren, non productive, gully area is today a beautiful Park has large Lakes, Spectacular landscape garden, orchards and Amidst it all innumerable activities to keep you entertained for the whole day. It is situated in Visnagar. It is pollution free, quite lovely peaceful place, full of wonders and surprises where you enjoy the celebrations Of memorable occasions.
Sharmistha Lake is an ancient Lake built during solankis period. It was created from Water of kapila river. The early settlements took place on its northeastern banks and to retain water to these settlements, a kund Called nagdhari was also constructed comprising Of a feeding channel, Lake and pool. The lake is Under renovation as there are plans to develop it With an island having stadium. It was a natural Lake in ancient times. The entire complex is a piece of high quality Engineering. Built in red and yellow sand- Stone the whole set up is in ruins today.