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Dausa is an ancient town of archaeological importance, which situated on National Highway No. 11, 54-km east of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It had the privilege of being one of the erstwhile kingdoms of Kachhawah rulers of Dhundhar. An old fort and many havelis are located in and around Dausa. Dausa is a very ancient place. Daya Ram Sahni, an archaeologist, visited Dausa and discovered other interesting antiquities, which are believed to belong to the late medieval period. The excavations include a collection of some 40 or 50 fragments of stone images of some of the principal Hindu gods and goddesses.

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Dausa Tourist Attractions
Nilkanth Mahadev Temple

A large stone Linga, was also found whose top only is visible above the ground. It originally belonged to a Shiv Temple on the summit of the hill and a temple of Nilkanth Mahadev now occupies the site.

Other Shiv Temples

At present there are five Shiva temples in Dausa. All the five Shiva lingas belong to late medieval period, including the one on the top of the hill described by Daya Ram Sahni The top of the hill is occupied by an irregularly shaped fort, which is believed to have been constructed by a tribe of Bargujars. It is said that it was extorted by the Kachhawah Prince, Dulha Rai, when he migrated from Narwar in Gwalior around 967 AD.

 
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