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Bijamandal, Vidisha

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Bijamandal also known by the name Vijayamandira Temple is a must visit in Vidisha. The 11th century temple site contains the remains of a large temple from the late Paramara period. The incomplete architectural design and the foundation stones suggest that the construction remained unfinished. One can also see a small mosque made using pillars from the 8th and 9th centuries.

Vidisha photos, Beejamandal - The famous temple
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The mosque called the Alamgiri Masjid is believed to be constructed during the reign of the Mughal King Aurangazeb. One of the pillars of the temple holds a devotional inscription to Camunda by King Naravarman. Beside the temple is a store house by the archeological survey of India where a lot of sculptures collected from the neighbouring regions are collected and preserved.

There is also a step well from the seventh century on the same campus which is worth a visit. The well has two tall pillars with scenes from Krishna's life depicted. They are considered to be the earliest Krishna scenes in the art of central India.

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