Bhojpur is a town of historical and religious importance in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, India. Bhojpur is situated on the Betw? River, 28 km from Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh. The site is located on sandstone ridges typical of central India, next to a deep gorge through which the Betw? River flows.The village includes the remains of a richly carved Shaivite temple, traditionally said to have been erected by Raja Bhoja, a Paramara Rajput (member of the warrior caste) in the 11th century; more probably, however, it dates to the 12th or 13th century. Every year, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, a big mela is organized at Bhojpur.Bhojpur also has an unfinished Jain temple containing a 6-meter-tall statue of Bhagwan Shantinath and two statues of Bhagwan Parshvanath (left) and Bhagwan Suparshvanatha (right).Bhojpur is famous for the incomplete Bhoje?var temple dedicated to Shiva.The temple at Bhojpur is unique in being left unfinished, with a series of large architectural parts still located in the quarries where the stones were cut and fashioned. In addition, there are a significant number of architectural drawings engraved on the flat surfaces of the quarry showing mouldings, pillars, and temple plans.Bhojpur Lake:- The warrior’s legend.In 2006 the Indian government named Bhojpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts.According to the 2011 census Bhojpur district, Bihar has a population of 2,720,155.Languages include Bhojpuri, a tongue in the Bihari language group.Times of India Daily written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts.
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