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Location of Nagar in Tonk district

Nagar (नगर) is a village in Malpura tahsil in Tonk district in Rajasthan.

Variants

Location

Near the border of Jaipur district, west of Pachewar town. It is located on north-west corner of Tonk district.

Origin

The Founders

History

Dr Naval Viyogi [1] writes with reference to K P Jayaswal, who says. "The Bhar Deul Siva's temple, as indicated by learned scholar is covered all over with the figures of naga (serpent) kings. As recorded by Kittoe in whose time it was called the temple of Karkota Naga" . This evidently supports this view that the Bhar here stands for Bharsivas.[2] This is to be noted that Karkota Nag was worshipped by the Takas [3], who were progenitor of Bharsivas. These Takas or Takka or Takshak Nagas according to the Mahabharata account were Native Naga tribe and sworn enemies of Pandavas .

The word Nāgara [4] as in Karkota Nāgara is undoubtedly connected with the word Naga and is a vernacular form, denoting a derivative from that word, likewise in Nagar-dhana (Nāgara- Vardhan) and Nagarkot. Similarly the architectural tern, 'Nāgara style' could not be explained on the basis of assuming its connection with the word Nagara (Town), but it is known to the Mānasāra a work of Guptas for later Guptan age. The style, designated by the term Nāgara, seems to be the style made popular by the Naga kings like Nāgara Brahmans of the Gangetic Valley and Nāgāra Jats of Ahichchhatra. The Vesarastyle [5], which again is a vernacular term taken like the Nāgara, from the vocabulary of the mason, is distinguished by its being in the ornamental style. It means, it differs from the earlier only because there is more provision of leaves, flowers, plants and creepers in it. The base in Nāgara is thus Nāg.

Karkotaka resided, according to Hodgson (Lang. Lit. etc., reprint, p. 115), in the lake which traditionally occupied the site of the present Nepal Valley, and when the lake was dessicated 'by the Sword of the Manjusri, Karkotako had a fine tank built for him to dwell in, and is there still worshipped; as well as in the Cave-temple attached to the great Buddhist Shrine of Swayambhu Nath in Nepal. A range of hills in Rajasthan named 'Kārkota' seems associated with Nagas (Ind. Arch. Surv. Hep. vi. p. 167). And 'Karkota' is the name of a Kashmir dynasty mentioned in Raja Tarangini and elsewhere, dating from the seventh century AD; and of a 'Kota' dynasty (Ind. Arch. Surv. Rep. xiv. 45).

नगर (कार्कोट नगर)

नगर (कार्कोट नगर) एक ऐतिहासिक स्थान है। जो राजस्थान के टोंक ज़िले के अंतर्गत आता है। इस प्राचीन स्थल के उत्खनन से एक विकसित सभ्यता की जानकारी मिली है, जो भारत में प्रारंभिक ऐतिहासिक युग का प्रतिनिधित्व करती है। ऐतिहासिक उल्लेख महाभारत में वर्णित मालवों की राजधानी कार्कोट नगर का समीकरण इस नगर से किया जाता है। नगर (कार्कोट नगर) के उत्खनन में विविध कलात्मक वस्तुएँ, आभूषण, लोह उपकरण, मिट्टी के बर्तन, मुद्राएँ एवं प्रतिमाएँ उपलब्ध हुई हैं। विभिन्न जानकरियाँ यह प्रमाणित करती हैं कि यह मालवों का एक विकसित केन्द्र था। यहाँ पर दूसरी-तीसरी शताब्दी का ब्राह्मी लिपि में 'मालवानाम जयः' से अंकित एक लेख मिला है। नगर (कार्कोट नगर) से आहत सिक्के बड़ी संख्या में प्राप्त हुए हैं। साथ ही गोल एवं चौकोर दोनों प्रकार के मालव सिक्के भी मिले हैं।[6]

Jat Gotras

Population

5165 persons (according to 2011 census)

Notable Persons

See also

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