(Last Updated on : 20/06/2015)
Vidisha is a district in Madhya Pradesh. The city of Vidisha is the administrative headquarters of the district. Vidisha or Besnagar as is implied in the Pali scriptures, was once the prosperous capital of the western territories of the Sungas, contains some remarkable antiquities that throw light upon the considerable architectural development of the period. Situated at the meeting point of the Betwa and Bes Rivers, Vidisha, 10 km from Sanchi, occupied a significant place in the ancient cities of India. Emperor Ashoka was the governor of Vidisha, and it finds prestigious place in Kalidasa's immortal work, 'Meghdoot'. Deserted for three centuries, it was renamed Bhilsa by the Muslims, after 6th century, who built a mosque Bija Mandal, from the ruins of the Hindu temples. Though the mosque is now in ruins. Later on, the rule was passed on to the hands of the Malwa Sultans, the Mughals and the Scindias. The shape of Vidisha is somewhat eliptical and the longer axis lies from northwest to southeast with slight projections on the north, northwest and southwest. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the southern stretch of the district about 2 km south of the district headquarters. It is bounded by Guna district in the north, Raisen district to the south and Sagar district in the east.
Bijamandal or Vijayamandira Temple:
Bijamandal or Vijayamandira Temple was razed due to the Muslim rule.
Maladevi Temple, Gyaraspur tehsil:
Maladevi Temple has argumentative history to its backdrop.
The Bajramath Temple substituted the Hindu Trinity with Jain sculptures.
The Udayeshwara Temple dates back to medieval age construction.
Gadarmal Temple bears witness to two separate architectural eras.
Lord Vishnu is in abundance of his all manifestations in the Dashavatara Temple.
Solakhambi Temple gets it name from a sixteen pillared wonder hall.
Girdhari Temple bears the esteemed footsteps of Maharaja Tantya Tope.