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Sanganer
Sanganer is located 16 Kms from Jaipur. It is an important centre for crafts and hand-printed textiles that are internationally famous.

Some of the traditional designs were produced under the patronage of the royal family. Sawai Man Singh I set up a paper business in Sanganer. It is said that in the 16th century, the ruler of Amber, Raja Man Singh, brought Kagzis (paper makers) to Sanganer, situated on the bank of a river, where abundant clear water was available. The town went on to emerge as one of the biggest paper making centres in northern India. Today there are several hand-made paper industries in Sanganer.

Sanganer is also known for exquisite Jain temples and the most beautiful temple here is the ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple. The temple has fine carvings similar to those of the magnificent Dilwara temple of Mount Abu. Built in various phases with sky-high shikharas (spires), the temple represents an old style of architecture. The earliest temple was probably built in the 10th century AD. At the centre lies the idol of Parshwanath with seven serpent hoods. All around it are carvings of lotuses and creepers, and elephants pouring water from pitchers held in their trunks.

 
 
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