(Last Updated on : 20-06-2015)
Founded by the very same Raja Bhoj who graced the honours of places like Bhopal, Bhojpur and Mandu, Dhar is best-visited enroute to Mandu. It is about 33 km from Maheshwar and was the capital of Malwa until Mandu gained prominence. Dhar tourism boasts of a rather well preserved fort, which offers great views from the fortifications. The greatest rarity of Dhar is the Bhojshala Mosque with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions on it. Another point of interest is the tomb of the Muslim saint Kamal Maula. The historic town of Dhar serves as the administrative headquarters of the district. It has an area of 8153 sq. km., bounded by the districts of Ratlam in the north, Ujjain in the northeast, Indore to the east, Khargone to the southeast, Barwani to the south and Jhabua to the west. It is part of the Indore Division of Madhya Pradesh. The population of the district is 1,740,577 (2001 census). The Vindhya Range runs east and west through the district.The northern part of the district lies on the Malwa plateau. The Dhar township has an abundance of lakes and trees surrounded by barren hills, number of curious buildings, both Hindu and Muslim, some of them carrying records of great historical importance.
Mohankheda Jain Tirth:
Mohankheda Jain Tirth has two different dedications to two separate icons.