Bhojeshwar Temple also known as Somnath of the East is a beautifully carved and exceptionally well designed temple of Bhojpur, Madhya Pradesh. The temple, still incomplete is not incomplete in beauty and magnificence. The Bhojeshwar Temple is an ideal example of craftsmanship in the 12th century.
Bhojeshwar Temple is divided into three sections. The exterior has a dimension of 66 feet. The intricately carved dome which too is incomplete is supported by four richly decorated pillars.
The simple doorway has two beautifully carved figurines on both the sides. The balconies surrounding the structure are supported by designed brackets and decorated pillars.
The sanctum of the temple houses the lingum which is 7 feet tall and 17.8 feet broad. The lingum is placed on a platform with limestone blocks on either side.
How to get there
Bhojpur is about 28 kilometers from Bhopal. It is well connected with other parts of the country by rail, road and air.
The nearest airport to Bhojpur is Bhopal. There are many airlines that travel to Bhopal regularly. Buses between Bhopal and Bhojpur ply at regular intervals.