Nagda (Nagahrada, Nagahvada), is situated in a hilly region in Udaipur District
. It is an ancient site, dating back to the 6th century.
Nagda (Nagahrada, Nagahvada), is situated in a hilly region in Udaipur District of Rajasthan. It is an ancient site, dating back to the 6th century.
History records that Nagda was the capital of the Guhilots before they took Chittor in 734 AD. It was Mewar's Nagaditya who made the township of Nagahrada as the dynasty's new capital and renamed after him. Then onwards, it became a flourishing trading post. Even if it had to face many invasions of Delhi Sultanate, it remained prosperous. However, its glory came to end with the brutal invasion of Iltutmish.
Today, Nagda has three ruined Jain temples, Adbhutji Temple and Sas-Bahu Temples, all dating back to 11th century. The fine sculpture and carvings of these temples depicting various phases of human life deserve special attention of visitors to this place.
Down the hilly area, about 1 km away, on a rough country road stands the famous Eklingji Temple. It is one of the most ancient places in this part of India.
Nagda is about 23 km away from Udaipur and it can also be reached from Eklingji.