During our recent family vacation trip to Jaipur, we visited the Jain temples ..
There are two Jain temples in Sanganer.
One is old Temple and other one is newly made which is not open for visitors. The old Digamber Jain Temple, Sanganer, Jaipur – has seven sacred underground floors that are not open for visitors because of old religious believes. Only saints can visit and have a look in a fixed time interval. This temple is 4000 years old.
It was decided previously that only saints can visit the closed floors and bring source of knowledge or any idol that they discover. The ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple has fine carvings that can be compared to Dilwara Temple of Mount Abu. In the midst of underground portion there is an ancient small temple guarded by the nature-spirits. The temple is made up of red stone.
The temple came in light when Muni Sudhasagar ji, a disciple of Acharya Vidyasagar ji visited the sacred floors. He bought valuable Idol made up of precious stones which were never seen before from the underground floors in presence of over five lac Jain disciples.
He claimed that he encountered many nature-spirits in form of snakes who were present there to protect the treasure and visitors cannot enter into the sacred underground floors without seeking permission from the protector gods. The process of bringing Idol and keeping back was telecasted live on various Media channels and widely covered by National media.
Beside talking about this temple, Sanganer has an India Gate that is also a sign that shows Sanganer has past values like our great forts of Jaipur.
(Article Source: Jaipur City blog)