Jawahar Circle becomes part of the Heritage Path North-South Corridor
Jaipur City was built on the principles of Vaastu Shastra and had a wall surrounding the city with seven gates.
Later Sawai Man Singh built a new gate (eighth) gate. The Patrika Gate has now become the ninth gate of Jaipur.
The number nine holds great significance in our traditions and beliefs such as the Nine Gates, Nine Planets, Navratra (Nine Nights) etc. It is considered an auspicious number. It also has a very important place in Vaastu Shastra. The planner of Pink City, Vidyadhar Ji, paid special attention to the number 9 in the city’s architecture. Jaipur was founded on Nine square lets. One cannot even imagine Jaipur without the number nine. The city has been planned on the basis of this number only.
Sketches of structure of The Patrika Gate
Hundreds of sketches were tried to get the proper traditional architectural look of Jaipur.
…And the Patrika Gate is the Ninth Gate of Jaipur !