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Lodhurva was the ancient capital of Lodhra Rajputs before the move to Jaisalmer.
Furthur beyond Amar Sagar, 15 km northwest of Jaisalmer, are the deserted ruins of Lodhurva, which was the ancient capital before the move to Jaisalmer. It was prbably founded by the Lodhra Rajputs, and passed to the rular of Devagarh, Bhatti Devaraja, in 10th century. In 1025, Mahmud of Ghazni laid seige to the town, and it was sacked various times over subsequant decades, prompting Jaisala to shift the capital to a new location, resulting in the foundation of Jaisalmer in 1156.
The Jain Temples, rebuilt in the late 1970s, are the only remindres of the city's formar magnificance. The main temple enshrines an image of Parasnath, the 23rd tirthankar, and is finely wrought in silver and surrounded by fine sculptures.
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