In the City of Sawai Jaipur, Shri Gopal Narain Bahura has given a vivid description of the 280 years old
Jaipur city and the important buildings of tourist attraction and along with it the buildings and the
development that has taken place after independence. All efforts have been made to make the book
informative for the foreign and the. domestic tourists.
After the death of Aurangzeb on 21st
February 1707 A, D. Jai Singh had realized that
the Mughal dynasty was getting weak and also
was not that friendly as in the past. The
unscrupulous princes had already shown their
character when they took away Amber from
him. On the other hand the Marathas had
become powerful and had fought battles against
the Mughal in Malawi on the periphery of
Rajasthan in 1715 A.D. Sensing the danger of
the infiltration of the Marathas into
Rajasthan, and the importance of keeping them
away he had invited the leading rulers of
Rajasthan and Conference was held in 1734
A.D. Hurda to decide the solidarity among them
to keep the Marathas away. A few years earlier to
it the idea came to his mind of founding a new
and bigger city to the south of Amber. Sawai Jai
Singh had obtained the plans of the famous
cities built at that time in Europe. The book is
known as the Atlas and is kept in the library of
the City Palace.
The Horoscope of Sawai Jaipur
The City of Jaipur was founded on 18"
Novembar, 1727 A.D.Paush Krishna 1st
Saturday 1784 V.S. Time l2.00 Noon by Sawai
Jai Singh II. Jaipur, On February 18,1733 A.D.
Sawai Jai Singh requested the Emperor
Muhammad Shah, that the new city should now
be known as Sawai Jaipur. The request was
accepted and to this effect order was issued by
Parwana dated 18 April 1733. The city since
when till the reign of Sawai Man Singh II in the
official records were known as Sawai Jaipur.
When the title of Sawai was conferred by the
Emperor on Jai Singh II a quarter was added to
. the flag also. The only city in India built on a
. regular and scientific town-planning with roads
intersecting each other at right angles forming
. wards, which are again divided into smaller
blocks by streets and lanes; the wider streets
. being alternated by the narrower ones has
produced a pattern of its own kind not only in
India but even outside.
The city is almost a square but for the
north-west comer which is occupied by the
Amber hills and the square is divided into nine
Niches or the nine treasures belonging to the
God Kuvera, Dhanpati or the Lord of Wealth.
There being no room for the ninth Nindhi in the
square owing to the intrusion of the hill, the
ninth Nidhi is placed for conventional reasons
outside the square towards the east in
continuation of the three Nidhis arranged in the
south of the square.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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