Bijamandal, Vidisha

Beejamandal is a ruined temple in Jatkara villagenear Khajuraho, that has not yet been fully excavated and explored. It has a length of 34.60 meters and is thus longer than the largest temple of Khajuraho namely Kandariya which measures about 30 metres. Beejamandal is also the name for a ruined temple in Vidisha.

'Beejamandal' at Khajuraho is near the Chaturbhuj temple. It was opened to visitors in 1999.


By Air - Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal is the nearest airport from Vidisha and is around one and half hours drive from here. The airport is connected to major cities like Ahmedabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Raipur. Tourists can take direct direct bus or cab from this airport to reach their desired location in Vidisha .

By Train - The nearest railway station is the Vidisha Railway Station, which lies in the center of the city and is connected to major cities like Nagpur, Kanpur, and Lucknow. Frequent buses, and taxis are available from this railway station to travel within the city.

By Road - Road that connects Vidisha to other parts of the state are good and well-maintained. One can reach cities like Sanchi, Bhopal, Sagar, Hoshangabad, Dewas, Indore, Ujjain, Jhansi, Kota, and Nagpur through Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (MPSRTC) and other private travel services.

Udayeshwara Temple

The town is situated east of the Betwa River, in the fork of the Betwa and Bes rivers, 9 km from Sanchi. The town of Besnagar, 3 km from present-day Vidisha on the west side of the river, became an important trade centre in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, under the Shungas, Nagas, Satavahanas, and Guptas, and was mentioned in the Pali scriptures. The Emperor Ashoka was the governor of Vidisha during his father's lifetime. His Buddhist Empress Vidisha Devi who was also his first wife was brought up in Vidisha. It finds mention in Kalidasa's Meghdoot.

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