The Nagara, also known as Karkotanagara was famous as the capital of the Malava Republic. The mounds are spread here over vast area. The hoary antiquity of this ancient town is attested by old relics and monuments, supported by the discovery of punch-marked and Malava coins. More than 6000 Malava coins were discovered at Nagar which bear the legends ‘Malavanam jayah’ or ‘Malava Ganasya jayah’. The excavation revealed that the site remained in occupation till the tenth century A.D. and was quite prosperous from the second to fourth century A.D.