Founded by the legendary Parmar king of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-53), and named after him, Bhojpur, 28 km from Bhopal some 14 off Bhopal-Jabalpur Highway, is renowned for the remains of its magnificent Shiva Temple & Cyclopean Dam. Richly carveded above, the doorway is plain below, throwing into sharp relief the two exquisitely sculpted figures that stand on either side. On the other three sides of the structure are balconies, each supported by massive brackets and four intricately carved pillars. The lingam in the sanctum rises to ... (more)