The Bhojeshwar Temple at Bhojpur in Madhya Pradesh was built in the 11th century by Paramar, king of Dhar.
The temple is a simple square of ten meters high and five meters wide. It is surmounted by a corbelled dome well supported by four gigantic pillars. These columns are richly carved. Two ornamental figures guard the entrance. In the center lies a polished stone lingam measuring 2.35 m high and nearly 6 m in circumference, the largest in India. This whole central structure is over a three-tiered sandstone platform.
But the fact is that the temple was never completed. The gigantic patterns engraved on surrounding rocks suggest that it was part of a grand plan. Besides a doorway, the three sides of temple contain balconies, each supported by massive brackets and four intricately carved pillars. It will not be an exaggeration to say that if the temple had been completed, it would have been beyond description.