Jain Temple Sanganer Jaipur

Jaipur Excursions

Sanganer

Sanganer is a small town near Jaipur, known for its handmade paper industry. Read about Sanganer in Rajasthan, India.
Location:
16 kms from Jaipur, On the Tonk Road
Highlights: Handicrafts

Sanganer is located at a distance of 16 kms from Jaipur on the Tonk road. Sanganer is renowned for its crafts and hand-printed textiles. Sanganer forms a major part of excursion from Jaipur. In order to enter Sanganer, one has to drive past two massive Tripolias (Triple Gateways) on the Tonk Road. Sanganer boasts of ruined palaces and Jain Temples, which are carved with refinement.

The town of Sanganer is well known as the largest center of the handmade paper industry. It manufactures the supreme quality of handmade papers and hand printed textiles by using units of block and screen printers. Traditional small floral prints form the specialty of Sanganer block printers. One can explore the Kagazi Mohalla of Sanganer, which is prominent for expert artisans. These artisans are known as 'Kagazis' and observing these artisans making lovely patterns on fabrics with block-prints, will definitely please the visitor.

Sanganer prints are one of its own kinds, for the reason that patterns in bright colors are always printed on white backgrounds. Actually, this handmade paper industry began with the idea of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. In the present day, there are around 10 handmade paper industries in Sanganer. Apart from the paper industry, one can discover medieval remains, primeval temples and deep cultural roots in Sanganer.

Shri Digambar Jain Temple of Sanganer attracts the visitors with its fine carvings. This temple is often compared to the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu. The temple is constructed in old architectural style, comprising sky-high 'shikhars' (Spires). The inner chamber has a stone shrine with three pinnacles, which shelters the idol of Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods. The beauty of the temple cannot be described in words.

One is required to visit the place to feel and praise the magnificence of this temple. The Sanganer Fort too forms a major tourist attraction though in ruins. People still find charm in the wonderful interiors of this fort. Sanganer is a nice place to visit and admire the cultural roots of Indian heritage.