Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the Centre to the glorious tales of the epic Mahabharata situated on the banks of Ganga near Meerut in UP. It is considered one of the most important pilgrimage centers for Jains. It is also said to be the birthplace of three Jain Tirthankars, Shantinatha, Kunthunath and Arahanatha. Therefore, this sacred town has huge temples of both the Shwetambar and the Digambar sects. The Jain temples at Hastinapur are said to be founded by different Jain teachers in different time. The Bada Digambar Mandir is a beautiful temple situated on a 40 ft. high hillock. On our Hastinapur Jain Temples tour we will not only explore the Jain Temples but also some important Hindu shrines like Pandeshwar (devoted to the Lord Shiva) that are unique for the history this ancient place.
Day 1Delhi - Hastinapur
Begin your tour
Welcome to Vardhman's "Hastinapur Jain Temples"
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel/home & then drive straight to Hastinapur. Reach & check into your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day. Overnight: Hotel
Hastinapur has a great importance in Jainism and consider as Kashi of Jain religion. It is to believe that this is a place where king Shreyans donated 'Ikshuras' to Rishabhdev (first Jain Tirthankar). These temples and stoops where founded by different Jain achayas (teachers) in different time like Shwetamber and Digamber Temples. The ancient Pandeshwar Temple (devoted to the Lord Shiva) also a place of worship and visit.
It is also said to be the birthplace of three Jain tirthankars, Shantinatha, Kunthnnath and Arahanatha. Right now there are huge temples of both the Shwetambar and the Digambar sects. Hastinapur is said to be the birthplace of the Tirthankaras Shantinath, Kunthunath and Aranatha; their footprints can be seen on a small hill nearby. Overnight: Hotel