Bhojeshwar Temple is one of the most famous temples in Madhya Pradesh and is also called as the Bhojpur temple where the God Shiva is worshiped and located near the Betwa river which is 28 km from Bhopal. The temple consists of only Shiva God whose structure has been carved in the form of Shiva-linga with only one rock and is one of the largest Shiva-linga in India. It is a Hindu temple and a huge crowd can be seen during the festivals especially on Maha Shivaratri or Sundays.
Bhojeshwar Temple History
The temple was constructed by king Bhoja who ruled over Bhopal in the mid-eleventh century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is considered as one of the supreme soul or the Destroyer and also one of the Trinity Gods – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He is also called Adiyogi Shiva which means God of Yoga, Meditation and Arts.
Bhojpur Temple Architecture
The main temple where the Shiva-linga is placed consists of four huge pillars which supports an elegant corbelled dome. In front of the main temple are two small temples which also consists of Shiva-linga and a cow which is worshiped in Hindu mythology and is also is also known as transport of God Shiva.
Bhojpur Temple Timings
Mon – Sun: 6:00AM – 7:00PM
How To Reach Bhojeshwar Temple
Flight – Your best bet is to take a flight to Bhopal from any of India’s major cities. Air travel from Mumbai, Delhi, and other cities will not be a problem because there are various domestic airlines that fly to Bhopal.
Train – Between Mumbai and Bhopal, there are 29 trains, and between New Delhi and Bhopal, there are 93 trains. The 46-kilometer travel from Bhopal to Sanchi will be a breeze.
Road – Sanchi has an excellent road network that connects it to Bhopal, which is only 46 km away, and Vidisha, which is only 10 km away, while Indore is 232 km away. Those who have driven from Bhopal to Sanchi have praised the journey.