Arthuna

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Arthuna
Town
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Arthuna is located in Rajasthan
Arthuna
Arthuna
Location in Rajasthan, India
Arthuna is located in India
Arthuna
Arthuna
Arthuna (India)
Coordinates: 23°29′53″N 74°05′46″E / 23.4981689°N 74.0960995°E / 23.4981689; 74.0960995Coordinates: 23°29′53″N 74°05′46″E / 23.4981689°N 74.0960995°E / 23.4981689; 74.0960995
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Banswara
Tehsil Garhi
Government
 • Type Government of Rajasthan
 • Body individual
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Arthuna is a town in Banswara District, Rajasthan, India.

History[edit]

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.

Arthuna temple[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

Nearest International Airport - Ahemdabad 255 km.
Nearest Airport - Udaipur 150 km.
Nearest Railway station - Ratlam 115 km.

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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