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Sanganer is a town situated 16 km south of Jaipur, the capital of Indian state of Rajasthan. It is famous for textile printing, handmade paper industry, and for Jain temples. Sanganer prints are one of its own kinds, for the reason that patterns in bright colors are always printed on white backgrounds. Sanganeri Hand block printing received the geographical indication (GI) tag in 2010.
The handmade paper industry began with the idea of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. Around 10 handmade paper industries are present in Sanganer. Krishan Lal Balmiki the member of Rajya Sabha, was also from Sanganer (born 10 July 1942, died 21 April 2010). Sanganer is also a legislative assembly of Rajasthan and current MLA of Sanganer is Mr. Ghanshyam Tiwari he won with highest margin in Rajasthan Assembly election 2013 with a difference of 65350 votes.
The nearby located is one of the biggest Rajasthan housing board colony, Pratap Nagar. EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) Sitapura is also located in this place. Muhana and Muhana Mandi is 6 km from town.
Jaipur Airport is located in Sanganer. Ch Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) and Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) are two institutes located in Sanganer. Janki Devi School, GD Goyanka school, Narayana Hridaliya Hospital and Dolphin School in Sanganer Pratap Nagar.
Places of historical importance
Sanganer is a famous pilgrimage town for the Jain community because of a very ancient Jain temple made of red stone. The ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple of Sanganer is 16 km from Jaipur. In this temple the principal deity is the Lord Adinath (Rishabh Dev); the first tirthankara are supposed to be 4000 years old. The ancient Shri Digambara Jain temple of Sanganer has fine carvings that are comparable to the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu that are built in many phases. The last phase of this temple was completed in the 10th century A.D., according to inscription of V.S. 1011 in one of the Toranas. It has sky-high shikharas and the inner sanctum is a stone shrine with sky-high eight shikharas (pinnacles).
In the midst of underground portion, there is located an ancient small temple guarded by the Yaksha. The sacred temple has seven underground floors which are kept closed due to old religious beliefs and visitors are not allowed to see them. It is said[by whom?] that only a Balyati ascetic Digambara saint can enter in it and able to bring out the idols of this underground temple for a limited period, which is declared and decided previously. The idols thus brought out for viewing (Darshan) of devotees, must be placed back within auspicious signs. The temple came in light when Muni Sudhasagar Ji, a disciple of Acharya Vidyasagar Ji visited the underground floors. He brought valuable, never seen before, Jain Murti made of precious stones from the underground floors in the presence of more than five lac Jain disciples.
He claimed that he encountered many Yaksha in form of snakes who were there to protect the treasure and ordinary people cannot enter into the underground floors without seeking permission from the protector gods. The process of bringing Murti and keeping back was telecast live on various TV channels and widely covered by media.
- "Registered Geographical Indications (GI)" (PDF). Geographical Indication Registry (India).
- "Shri Digambar Jain Aitshay Shetra, Sanghiji, Sanganer".