Incomplete yet famous is what one can say about the next location that's to be on the exploring list, the Shivling at Bhojpur (Bhojeswar temple).
The temple houses one of the largest liṅga-s in India, which is 5.5 m (18 ft) tall and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) in circumference. It is crafted out a single rock.
Architecture: The building as it stands consists of the inner cella or garbhagṛha, supported by massive pillars, surmounted with an elegant corbelled dome. The outer walls and superstructure of the temple were never built.
The temple walls are window-less and are made of large sandstone blocks.
History: The Bhojpur temple is believed to have been constructed by the 11th-century Paramara king Bhoja.
When Bhoja visited Srimala, he told the poet Magha about the "Bhojasvāmin" temple that he was about to build, and then left for Malwa, it's said that this is probably the reason of the incomplete built temple which also lacks dedicatory inscription.
But, practically thought ,the reasons are not actually known, but historians speculate that the abandonment may have been triggered by a sudden natural disaster, a lack of resources, or a war.
Distance from Mumbai- 830 kms
Nearest airport- Raja bhoj airport
Nearest railway- Bhopal
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