The old name of the place was Utthunaka. It was the capital of Paramara rulers of Vagada during eleventh-twelfth centuries A.D. They patronized both Jainism and Saivism simultaneously, so they constructed a number of Siva temples. An inscription of the Paramara prince Chamundaraja records that he built a temple of Siva called Mandalesa in honour of his father in A.D. 1079. Another inscription of A.D. 1080 mentions that his officer’s son named Anantapala also founded a temple of Siva. In a group of temples known as Hanumangarhi is located Nilakantha Mahadeva temple, besides other shrines and a stepped Kunda. There are three Siva temples. The place was associated with the Lakulisa sect of Saivism. The temples of Hanuman and Vishnu also belong to the early period. Bhushana built a Jaina temple in A.D. 1190. Another temple at the site is of the Chaunsatha Yoginis.
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Notification No. Act No. LXXI of 1951  dated 28.11.1951
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Ownership Status Part government and part private
Topographical Features Situated along a tank.
1 K.C. Jain, Ancient Cities and Towns of Rajasthan (Delhi 1972) and 
2 P.K.Trivedi, Art Traditions of the Paramaras of Vagada (Jaipur 1995)
Locality Tehsil District State
Arthuna (Lat.  23o  30’ N; Long. 74o   05’ E) Garhi Banswara Rajasthan