The historical splendour of Nohta had been acknowledged as far back as the late 19th century when Henry Cousens, an English writer, pictured the ancient ruins. He observed that there were so many sites of ancient temples scattered around Nohta that it was not difficult to imagine that this must have been a place of great importance at some point in history. Believed to have been the capital of the Chandela kings in the early 12th century, this quaint town boasts a number of Jain temples as well as a popular Shiva temple about 2 km away, where an annual Kartik fair is held that draws huge footfalls. There are a number of intricate figures of deities like Goddess Gajalakshmi and these are housed in eight large projecting niches in the temple.

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