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Jain temple, Sanghiji
Sanganer is located in Jaipur
Location in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Sanganer is located in Rajasthan
Sanganer (Rajasthan)
Sanganer is located in India
Sanganer (India)
Coordinates: 26°49′20″N 75°44′31″E / 26.8221137°N 75.7418554°E / 26.8221137; 75.7418554Coordinates: 26°49′20″N 75°44′31″E / 26.8221137°N 75.7418554°E / 26.8221137; 75.7418554
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationRJ-14
Nearest cityJaipur
ClimateHot and dry (Köppen)

Sanganer is a town/ Tehsil (an administrative division) situated in Jaipur district, Rajasthan, 16 km south of state capital Jaipur. 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 colours are always printed on white backgrounds. Sanganeri Hand block printing received the geographical indication (GI) tag in 2010.[1]

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 Ashok Lahoti.

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.

Textiles of Sanganer[edit]

The history of the Sanganeri prints is around 500 years old.[2] The origin of these prints came around during the 16th and 17th centuries. And by the end of the 18th century, Sanganer was a well-established production house of these block printing textiles.

The Sanganeri prints are widely known for their delicate and fine designs. Originally, Sanganeri printsused to be created on a white and off white fabrics. However, nowadays, other fabrics are also being used as bases.

The prints of Sanganer comprise delicate floral patterns. These flower motifs are generally known as 'Buttas'.[3] The elaborate detailing of the flowers and the petals is very exclusive to the Sanganeri prints.

Today, the textile market of Sanganer is famous around India and the world for its unique blend of traditional and traditional styles of printing.[4]

Places of historical importance[edit]

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);[5] 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.[6]

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.


  1. ^ "Registered Geographical Indications (GI)" (PDF). Geographical Indication Registry (India). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  3. ^ Murthy, Vaibhavi (10 July 2020). "All about Sanganeri Print Fabrics". CTC Jaipur. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. ^ Murthy, Vaibhavi (10 July 2020). "All about Sanganeri Print Fabrics". CTC Jaipur. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Shri Digambar Jain Aitshay Shetra, Sanghiji, Sanganer".

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