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History of RAJA MAN SINGH

Article Summary   by:bhadauria99     Original Author: Ankurbhadauria
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Maharaja Man Singh
He ruled from 1590-1619 had a multi-faceted personality with varied interests. He started workshops and departments devoted to art, crafts, literature and the performing arts. Some of the Crafts Traditions for which Jaipur is famous for are like Minachari, paper mashing and carpet weaving, were introduced by him with craftsmen being brought in from Lahore, Sialkot, and Gujarat. He patronized many poets, authors, and scholars at his court and was fond of dance, music and drama. Raja Man Singh is known to have brought these three deities of "Sangamar ka Sanga Baba / Jaipur Ka Hanuman / Amber ki Shila Devi" as said in the above popular saying. The sect of Sangababa is in Sanganer, the image of Hanuman at the entrance of the gate of Chand pol bazar and the idol of Shila Devi is at Amber.
Published: July 17, 2007   
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