Just 23 kilometers northwest of Udaipur is the sleepy little town of Nagda, a site of ancient ruins nestled on the banks of Lake Bagela. This town is believed to have founded by Nagaditya of Guhilot, the fourth Mewar king during the 6th century. He named the place ‘Nagahrida’ and became the capital of Mewar. Today, there is no trace of the old capital except for the ruins of Shiva, Vishnu and Jain temples. The place is still adorned with many great temples rich in art, the main highlight being the ‘Sas-Bahu’ temple and the Jain Adbudji temple.
Nagda became very famous for this temple that was built way back the 10th century. The name ‘Sas-Bahu’ means ‘mother-in-law’ (Sas) [Read more…]