The story does not so much refer to the celebrated Bhoja but to a rising interest in Bhoja's biography in the fifteenth century and the attempts made at that time to appropriate his legacy in Sanskrit and Persian literary sources.The pillar, which was nearly 13.2 m high according to the most recent assessment, is fallen and broken; the three surviving parts are displayed on a small platform outside the mosque.It carries a later inscription recording a visit of the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1598 while on campaign towards the Deccan.
Dhār (Hindi: धार) is a city located in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh state in central India.
It is the administrative headquarters of Dhar District, and was the capital of Dhar State.
The town is located 33 miles (53 km) west of Mhow, 559 m (1,834 ft) above sea level.
It is picturesquely situated among lakes and trees surrounded by barren hills, and possesses, besides its old ramparts, many interesting buildings, some of them containing records of cultural, historical and national importance.
The most ancient parts of Dhār visible are the massive earthen ramparts which are best preserved on the western and southern sides of the town.
These were probably built beginning in the ninth century and show that the city was circular in plan and surrounded by a series of tanks and moats.
The layout is similar to the circular city of Warangal in the Deccan.
The circular ramparts of Dhār, unique in north India and an important legacy of the Paramāras, is being destroyed by brick-makers and others using the material for construction purposes.
On the north-east side of the town, the rampart and moat have disappeared beneath modern homes and other buildings.
The historic parts of the town are dominated by an impressive sandstone fortress on a small hill.
It is thought to have been built by Muhammad bin Tughluq, the Sultan of Delhi, probably on the site of the ancient Dhārāgiri mentioned in early sources.