Bhojpur, Madhya Pradesh, India


Founded by the legendary Parmar King of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-1053), Bhojpur, 28 km from Bhopal, is renowned for the remains of its magnificent Shiva temple, or Bhojeshwar Temple. It was never completed and the earthen ramp used to raise it to dome-level still stands. Had it been completed, it would have had very few rivals. As it is, despite the ravages of time, it remains one of the best examples of temple architecture of the 11th--13th centuries. (source)   [- Aug 05]


Bhojeshwar Shiva temple


Bhojeshwar Shiva temple


Bhojeshwar Shiva temple


Blind man singing


Bhojeshwar Shiva temple art


Giant Shivling


Bhojeshwar Shiva temple


Temple pujari


Bhojeshwar Shiva temple


Betwa river


Chai shop


Girl selling flowers


Local flowers


Shivling factory


Landscape


Landscape


Betwa river


Woman changing after dip


Fisherman


Casting his net


"Meditation spot"


Jain temple


Inner sanctum


Walkway to Jain temple

 



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