emperor Shahjahan, nominated Rao Madho Singh as the ruler
formed Kota in 1631 A.D. The city is famous for opulent
palaces, impressive forts, and splendid temples dating back
over several centuries retain its past glory with a
contrasting modern industries and edifices.
Kota saris were
also known as Masuria Malmal. These saris were called
Masuria as they originated from Mysore. Rao Kishore Singh,
the then Mughal Army General brought these weavers to Kota
from Mysore. The weavers were brought in the late 17th and
early 18th centuries and from then the saris came to be
known as 'Kota-Masuria'. Kota saris are popularly known as
Kota Doria outside the state and 'Masuria' in Kota. The word
‘Doria’ means thread...