Barua Sagar, a city in Jhansi district is so called because it has a magnificent lake called Barua Sagar, situated 25 kilometers from Jhansi on the bank of Betwa River.
Built by Raja Udit Singh, the city boasts of a number of scenic sites that attract a huge number of visitors. Besides the lake, the city is also famous for the historic Bundelkhand Fort. Its strategic position atop a hill was meant to provide protection to the city from the enemies. The sandstone fort offers panoramic views of the miles long reservoir of Betwa River.
The city is a home to an ancient shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga also popularly called Jarai-ka-Math. The construction of the shrine in Prtihara architectural style dates back to 860 AD. It is flanked by four small temples located on its four corners.
The temple has been listed as a protected monument by the Archeological Survey of India in 1928.