Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur

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Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur
Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur
Main Entrance Gate 'Singh Dwaar' of the Temple Complex
Religion
AffiliationJainism
DeityShantinatha
FestivalsAkshaya Tritiya, Das Lakshana, Kartik mela, Holi mela
Governing bodyShri Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra Committee
Location
LocationHastinapur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Geographic coordinates29°09′40.7″N 78°00′23.6″E / 29.161306°N 78.006556°E / 29.161306; 78.006556Coordinates: 29°09′40.7″N 78°00′23.6″E / 29.161306°N 78.006556°E / 29.161306; 78.006556
Architecture
CreatorRaja Harsukh Rai
Date established1801
Specifications
Temple(s)100+
Elevation202 m (663 ft)
Website
jainbaramandirhtr.com

Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir is a Jain temple complex in located in Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh. The oldest temple is of 16th Jain Tirthankar, Shri Shantinath, which was built in the year 1801.[1]

Temples and monuments[edit]

Prachin Bada Mandir Complex[edit]

Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir is the oldest Jain Temple in Hastinapur; the main temple was built in the year 1801 under the auspices of Raja Harsukh Rai, who was the imperial treasurer of the Emperor Shah Alam II.[2][3] The principal deity in the main temple is of 16th Jain Tirthankar, Shri Shantinath in Padmasana posture; the altar also has idols of 17th and 18th Tirthankara, Shri Kunthunath and Shri Aranath on each side.[4] The temple complex encloses a centrally located Shantinatha main surrounded by a group of Jain temples dedicated to different Tirthankara, mostly built in the late 20th century;[5][6] some of the important monuments and temples in the complex are:

Other major temples in the complex are Shri Bahubali Temple, Shri Adinath Temple, Kirti Stambha and Pandukshila. Shri Digamber Jain Mandir Tirth Kshetra Committee is also managing numerous Dharamshalas, Bhojnalaya, and many other facilities for the pilgrims; the premises also houses a Post Office, Police Sub-station, Jain Gurukul and an Udaseen ashram. There are nearby sites of tourist attraction as well, like Jal Mandir, Jain Library, Acharya Vidyanand Museum, 24 Tonks and four ancient Nishiyaji’s, situated few kilometres from the main temple.[7]

Kailash Parvat Rachna[edit]

Kailash Parvat is a 131 feet high structure, built under the aegis of Shri Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur; this temple is dedicated to the first Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha. The Panch Kalyanaka Pratishtha Mahotsava of Kailash Parvat was completed in April 2006.[8]

Shri Shwetambar Temple[edit]

Shri Shantinath Shwetambar Temple is recently renovated and the re-establishment took place on Margashirsha Shukla of VS 2021. Ashtapad Teerth, built under the aegis of Shri Shwetambar Temple is 151-feet high structure, particularly notable for its architecture and carvings.[9] The Panch-kalyanak Pratishtha took place in December 2009 under the grace of Gachhadipati Acharya Nityanand Surishwerji. Jain Sthanak is also situated near to Shwetambar Jain Temple.[10]

Jambudweep Jain Teerth[edit]

Jambudweep was founded by Gyanmati Mataji in 1972 and the model of Jambudvipa was completed in 1985; the premises has various Jain temples which includes Sumeru Parvat, Lotus Temple, Teen Murti Mandir, Meditation Temple, Badi Murti, Teen Lok Rachna and many other tourist attractions.[11]

Gallery[edit]

How to reach[edit]

Shri Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur is under Meerut district situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh; the place is easily accessible via air, rail and road.

By Air: Nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi which is about 135 km (via NH 34) from Hastinapur. Direct taxis to Hastinapur are available from the airport.

By Train: Nearest major railway station is Meerut City railway station which is 42 km from Hastinapur. It lies on the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways, well connected to all major cities in India.[12]

By Road: It is at a distance of 38 km from Meerut, 117 km from New Delhi and 53 km from Muzaffarnagar. Buses and taxis are frequently available from Kashmere Gate ISBT in Delhi and Bhainsali Roadways Bus Stand in Meerut. Return bus service from Hastinapur to these cities are available only between 5.30 am and 7.30 pm.[13]

Important festivals[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Major Attractions - Meerut Development Authority". Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Digambarjainonline.com Is For Sale". Digambarjainonline.com. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  4. ^ World Antiquarianism: Comparative Perspectives. Getty Publications. p. 431. ISBN 978-1606061480.
  5. ^ "Shri Digamber Jain Prachin Bada Mandir Hastinapur, Meerut(U.P.), Jain Mandir, Mandir, Mandir in Hastinapur, Mandir in Uttar Pradesh, Mandir in India, Jain bada mandir in hastinapur, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shri Digamber Jain Prachin Mandir, Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir". Jainbaramandirhtr.com. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Shri Digamber Jain Prachin Bada Mandir Hastinapur, Meerut(U.P.), Jain Mandir, Mandir, Mandir in Hastinapur, Mandir in Uttar Pradesh, Mandir in India, Jain bada mandir in hastinapur, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shri Digamber Jain Prachin Mandir, Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir". Jainbaramandirhtr.com. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "www.jainsamaj.org". jainsamaj.org. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  10. ^ "HereNow4U.net :: Article Archive - The 151 Foot High Ashtapad Teerth in Hastinapur". HereNow4u: Portal on Jainism and next level consciousness. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Home". Jambudweep.org. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  12. ^ Shaikh, Azar S. "Meerut City Station - 71 Train Departures NR/Northern Zone - Railway Enquiry". Indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Bus timetable" (PDF). Upsrtc.com. Retrieved 21 December 2018.

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