|• Type||Government of Rajasthan|
|Elevation||161 m (528 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
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 Shiva temples.
An inscription of the Paramara prince Chamundaraja records that he built a temple of Shiva 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 Shiva. In a group of temples known as Hanumangarhi is located Nilakantha Mahadeva temple, besides other shrines and a stepped Kunda. There are three Shiva 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. Galiakot and Banswara are the two nearby religious places for the Bohras. The nearest large town is Partapur.
Arthuna is 145 km away from Udaipur. One can get a bus for it from Ratlam from where it is at distance of 115 km. Area code for telephone is 0091-2963
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