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Known for ages for its rich ancient traditions, Uttar Pradesh abounds in places of religious importance. There are also a large number of places, which cannot be only called places of pilgrimage but which have great importance from historical and tourist point of view also. The State is specially known for its cultural centers.

 

 

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JAIN TEMPLES - UTTAR PRADESH

Welcome to the land of Tirthankars. Welcome to the land where non-violence, peace and truth have been understood and practiced for thousands of years. The innumerable Jain Shrines that dot the state of Uttar Pradesh speak of a myriad intimate association with the lives and activities of the Jain Tirthankars (Jain religious preachers), who spread the message of peace, non-violence, love and enlightenment.

The Most Important Jain Shrines of Uttar Pradesh are: -

1.     Shri Ahichchhatra Tirth

2.     Ayodhya Ji

3.     Shri Kampilaji Tirth

4.     Kakandi

5.     Jain Shrines: Kaushambi

6.     Shri Chandrapuri Teerth

7.     Shri Ratnapuri

8.     Varanasi (KASHI)

9.     Singhpuri Teerth

10. Shauripur

11. Jain Siddha Kshetra : Mathura

12. HASTINAPUR

13.TEERTH SHRI RISHABHANCHAL

14. Trilokteerthdham, Badagaon,Baghpat

 

  1.Shri Ahichchhatra Tirth

Shri Ahichchhatra Parshvanath Atishaya Teerth Kshetra Digambar Jain Mandir, Ramnagar.

Mulnayak: Catechu- colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvnath in the Padmasana posture.

Location: - It is near the Ramnagar Village. The nearest railway station of Amla (Tehseel), district Bareilly is at a distance of 18 kilometers from the temple. The temple is about 3.50 kilometers away from Ramnagar. This place is called Ahichchhatra tirth.

We can find a mention of this place in many inscriptions and religious books. Various Jain idols and inscriptions found during the land excavations tell us about the historical importance of this place. The ancient Ahichchhatra was spread in large area and its ruins are still found around the city Ramnagar.

This place is Known for ages for the event that took place while Bhagwan Parshwanatha attained ‘Keval Gyan’ here through deep ‘Tapashcharan’.At the time when Bhagwan Parshwanatha  was busy in advance stage of penance at that time he had to face many upasargas (Harassment).  ‘kamath’, tried to create hurdles during Bhagwan Parshwanatha meditation and when ‘Dharnendra’ saw that ‘Kamath’ is distracting Bhagwan Parshvanath then in order to show his devotion towards him. Dharnendra and Padmawati spread her hood over Parshvanath. Just at that time Bhagwan Parshwanatha attained ‘Keval Gyan’. Thereafter the very first Samavsharan of Bhagwan Parshvanath was held here.

In the ancient Parshvanath Temple, there are 5 Vedis dedicated to:

1. Tikhal Baba- that is a Black idol of Lord Parshvanath with engraved footprints.
2. White statues of Lord Mahavir, Lord Parshvanath and Lord Chandraprabhu.
3. Golden Statue Lord Mahaveer.
4. White Idol of Lord Parshvanath in Khandagasan posture.
5. A Statue of Lord Sheetalnath. About 1 km. Away from Ahicchatra is Ram Nagar.

The large Shikhar Chand jain Temple is situated here. In the Temple there is a high marble platform where a magnificent black statue of Lord Parshvanath has been placed.

Shri Ahichchhatra Parshvanath Atishaya Kshetra Digambar Jain Mandir is thousands years ancient and during 1975 renovation and reconstruction works were carried. ‘Panch Kalyanaka Mahotsava’ was held under the holy presence and guidance of Acharya Vimal Sagarji, Acharya Kunthu Sagarji and Acharya Shanti Sagarji in the year 1978.Apart from the very attractive, varying in height and different postures idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath there are idols of other Tirthankra also. There is one beautiful ‘Samavsharan Mandir’, which is worth viewing.

Atishaya: - Apart from the above there are many stories available in Jain literature that miracles have happened here from time to time  and therefore  this place as  called Atishaya Kshetra.

Services: -

Address: - Trust Ahichchhatra Parshvanath Atishaya Teerth Kshetra Digambar Jain Mandir, Ramnagar. P.O – Ramnagar Fort, Taluka – Aonla, District – Bareilly (U.P.) Pin – 243303
Phones – 05824-236418

From the Revati Bahoda Khera Station on Chandosi – Bareilly Line, vehicle of Kshetra and other vehicles are always available.

Road: - Buses are available from Delhi, Meerut, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kasganj & Badaun. Vehicles are available for Ramnagar from Revati Bahoda Khera Station.
 
Train: - Trains are available from Delhi, Bareilly, Agra, Muradabad, Aligarh to Revati Bahoda Khera Station.

Airport: - Delhi 250 km

Ø       Department of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh, Directorate General, Rajarshi Purshottam Das Tandon Paryatan Bhavan, C-13, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, U.P. Ph: 91-522-2308916, 2308017 Fax : 91-522-2308937
E-mail : upstdc@up-tourism.com yatrup@sancharnet.in

Ø       Regional Tourist Office, Civil Lines, Bareilly.

Ø       36 Chandralok Building, Janpath. Delhi. Ph. (011) 23322251, 23711296,23354563.
E-mail:arcdelhi@up-tourism.com                               

Ø      38, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai, Ph.: (022) 22155082, 22185458. Fax:(022) 22185458.
E-mail:  arcmumbai@up-tourism.com  

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples                   

  2.-Shri Ayodhya Tirth

Location: -Ayodhya is a famous tirth kshetra in Uttar Pradesh. It is located on Delhi-Luknow-Mughalsarai rail route. It is about 6 kilometers away from Faizabad and 139 kilometers away from Lucknow.

Ayadhya is known world wide these days. There are very ancient temples belonging to different society and culture. For Jains the importance of this place is due to that Bhagwan Adinath ji adopted diksa at this place. After diksa, many times he came wandering here and his samavasranas were set here. Apart from it the Kalynaka’s of chayan, births, diksa, and attainment of Omniscience of lords Ajitnath, Abhinandan Swami, Bhagawan Sumatinath, and Bhagwan Ananthanth were celebrated here itself.

This holy lend is the birth - place of Bhahubali, Brahmi, Sundari, King Dashrath, Acharya Padaliptasurisvarji, King Harishchandra, Shri Ramchandra, Achalbhrata, and the ninth Gandhara of Mahavir Swami and others. Ayodhaya was the Ramarajya of Ramacharudraji. People were rich and happy. Many religious kings, their advisors, and great men did many religious activities here and added to the glory not only of the Jain religion but also of the whole of India. There is very famous Ram temple (known as bhagwan Ram’s place of birth) and the other one is Hanuman temple.

There are four temples, two Svetambar’s and two Digambar’s temples. During 1965 an idol of Bhagawan Rishabhdev 885 centimeters or 31feet high in  Kayotsarga posture in Raiganj Digambar temple a really speculator was installed. It was made possible with the inspirations and efforts made by Acharya Shree Deshbhushan ji maharaj.

 Ganini Aryika shree Gyanmati mata ji got constructe three chobisee temples and samavasrana during 1994.

There are Tonks of  Bhagwan anantnath Swami  Bhagwan Abhinandan Nath, Bhagwan sheetalnath, Bhagwan Ajitnath and Bhagwan Adinath at Ayodhya.

 During a digging project undertaken twenty-five years age, broken idols of Jains were found and it is considered that these pertains to the Maurya period.

Services: -

Ø       Rail: -Faizabad is connected on Delhi-Lucknow-Mughalsarai route. Trains are available from Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and Allahabad. Lucknow, 200 km from Varanasi, 160 km from   Allahabad,  140 km  from    Gorakhpur  and   about  636  km from   Delhi.  Buses are frequently   available from Lucknow, Delhi and Gorakhpur. Buses are also available from Varanasi, Allahabad and other places as per their schedule.

Ø       Air service: - Faizabad has an Airport at Naka, near Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia University but no regular airlines services are available.  Nearest airport is Lucknow (about 130 km)  

Ø       Contact for more information’s to Department of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

   3 - Shri Kampilaji Tirth

Location: - The tirth kampila ji (kampilapur) village is situated 10 kilometers away from the nearest railway station kyamganj. This comes under the district Farrukabad. It is approachable from Shikoabad rail route connecting Kyamganj. From This place the Kampila ji is 8 kilometers away.

        There are literary references in Jain scriptures of temples, which existed even before 6th century B.C. in Mathura, Kampila and other places. Temple making appears to have its start from North India.

 

Kampil, a small village that has been erased from the memory of the mankind, is actually a very important place from historical and mythological point of view. Two famous pilgrimage centers of Jains religion i.e. the Shwetambar Jains temple, dedicated to the 13th Teerthankar of the Jains & Digambar Jain temple are also situated in Kampil. Apart from these, there are many old temples, which prove the historical & religious importance of Kampil. This is a Holy Land where the four Kalyanakas - chayavan, birth, diksa and omniscience - of Tirthankar 1008 Bhagawan Vimalnath ji, the thirteenth Tirthnakara took place. The idol is nearly 60 centimeters in height and black – colored. This marvelous idol of Bhagawan Vimlanath is in the Padmasana Posture (a Digambar temple) and the other one in Swetambar temple the idol is 45 centimeters in height having white color of Bhagawan Vimalnath in the Padmasana posture.

It’s believed that Draupadi, the daughter of Drupad, the king of Paanchaal, was born in Kampil. The sacrificial alter (Yagya kund) from which Draupadi is believed to have been born from the fire of knowledge, is situated in Kampil till date. Near the sacrificial alter, there’s a structure, which is the hermitage of a sage called Kampil, where he used to perform penance. Two famous pilgrimage centers of Jains religion i.e., the Shwetambar Jain temple, dedicated to the 13th Teerthankar of the Jains & Digambar Jains temple are also situated in Kampil. Apart from these, there are many old temples, which prove the historical & religious importance of Kampil.

The idols of this place belong to the Gupta Age.

Trust: - 1. Shri Devrishi Jain, In charge Presedent, Phone: -05690-233868, Shri Yogendra kumar Jain Mradula, Phone 05690-231007, Manager Shri Hamir chand Jain, Phone-27123012

2. Shri Vimalnath Swami Jain Svetambar, Jinalaya Tirth/ Shri Kampilaji Digambar Jain kshtra committee. Kampil. Dist: Farukhabad, State: Uttar Pradesh, India. Phones: -05690-271230

Services: -

Trains: - kyamganj railway station is on Central railway route.

Buses: -UP roadways and private buses are available from all-important places such as Agra, Mathura, Kanpur etc.

Air: - Lucknow and kanpur are the nearest available Airports.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

The Government has declared it to be a tourist place and the Government Guest House is also available here for stay apart from other facilities like bank, phone and post office etc .

  4-Jain Shrines : Kakandi

Location: -From Varanasi to Deoria (Devria) by road and from there it is about 15 kilometers. The village is called Kuhukan (Kakandi) where this temple is situated.

Jain’s 9th Tirthankar Lord Pushpdant ji was born here and had his Kalynaka’s of chayan, births, diksa here. He took his Diksha in Pushpak-van, meditated for 4 years and went on a fast. Ultimately he attained the true light of knowledge, 'The Kewal Gyan.

Rai Bahadur Mulchand built a Jain Temple here. The temple houses a Vedi dedicated to Lord Neminath (made of black stone), Lord PushpDant ji (made of white stone) and Lord Parshvanathji.

 

The nearby villages Kukubh and Kakandi stand in ruins today, with several mounds in the vicinity. The local people call them 'Dedara' which represent the Jain Devalaya. Some idols and broken stupas have also been found here.

 

A grey colored Manastambh has also been found in the forest is known as Kukubh Van and it is 24 ft. high. King Samudragupta had this Manastambh erected in the year 460 A.D.

The present name of this place is Khukkhundu.  Muni Abheygosh got salvation from this place. At present there is only one temple outside the village.

Services: - Local bus service or private vehicles.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

TOURIST INFORMATION centers : -

  • Regional Tourist Office, U.P. Tourism. Parade Kothi, Cantt.

  • U.P. Tourist Office, Sarnath. Open: 10 a.m.- 5 pm. Closed on Sundays and Government holydays.

  • U.P. Government Tourist Information Counter. Varanasi Cantt, Railway Station, Near Enquiry office,

  • Government Of India Tourist Office.15B, The Mall Cannt. Varanasi.

  • Govt. Of India Tourist Information Counter, Babatpur Airport, Varanasi.

                                                                       

  5-Jain Shrines : Kaushambi

Location: -Kaushambi is located on the northern bank of the Yamuna River some 60 kilometers away from Allahabad.

Ancient Jain scriptures reveal that there had been 16 Mahajanpadas in the 6th century B.C. Vats Desh was one such Mahajanpada whose capital was Kaushambi.

With the end of the legendary Hastinapur Kingdom, which is believed to have been flooded and destroyed by the river Ganges, the Chandravanshi kings made Kaushambi their capital, 22 of their descendants are said to have ruled from here.

The town, however, got its due importance with the
presence of the 6th Tirthankar Padmaprabhu, who was born here.  His Kalynaka’s of chayan, births, diksa and 'The Kewal Gyan' took place here.

There is beautiful temple dedicated to lord Bhagwan Padmaprabhu ji.

Apart from above many ancient idols were found during excavation, which prove the historical & religious importance of this place.

 

Services: -

Air:
- From Kaushambi the Bamrauli Airport, Allahabad is  just 48 kilometers away.

Train: -From Kaushambi, the nearest railway station Bharwari is 32 kilometers.

Road: - Can be reached by local bus service or private vehicles.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

  6-Shri Chandrapuri Teerth

Chandravati

Location: -It is on the bank of the river Ganga near the Chandravati village. The nearest railway Kadipur is at a distance of 5 kilometers and Varanasi is at a distance of 23 kilometers.

This is birthplace of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu the 8thTirthankar.  At this holy place, four kalyanak- Chyavan, Janam, Deeksha & Kevalgyan, took place. Both Shwetambar & Digambar temples are situated at the bank of holy river Ganga. They are adjusent to each other and managed by single trust. Shri Chandraprabh Bhagwan, Swet varn idol in padmasan mudra about 45 centimeters in height are placed in each temple.

The pilgrim’s get enlighten in prayer to Bhagawan, and experience spiritual peace here.

Trust: -Shri Jain Shwetambar Teerth Society/ Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Chandrapuri Teerth, P.O.: Chandravai, District. - Varanasi, State: Uttar Pradesh. INDIA. Telephone: 0542- 2615 331.

Services: - (Refer details at  serial no 4 Jain Shrines : Kakandi for tourist information centers.

Air: -Nearest Airport is Varanasi.

Rail: - Kadipur & Rajveera at 4 kilometers. Varanasi is 23 kilometers from here.

 Road: - Situated on the right side of Varanasi- Gajipur highway. Bus and Taxi are available fluently from Varanasi station.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

  7-Shri Ratnapuri


Location: -It is located on the Ayodhya- Lucknow national highway, to the west of Ayodhya near village Ronahi. Its Railway station is Sohaval at a distance of 2kilometeres. Faizabad is at a distance of 29kms. From Lucknow it is 110Kms.

Ratnapuri is the birthplace of Lord Dharamnath and the site of his sacred grove. Bhagwan Dharamnath had a Kalyanakas Chyavan, Janam, Tap (Penance) and Gayan (Knowledge) here as such it is called a Kalyanak Kshetra. There is only one small temple in a village Rohini where the idol of Tirthankara Dharamnath of about 25 Centimeters, a very antique one is placed.

There are Shwetambar and Digambar temples. The footprints of Bhagwan Shri Dharmanath, Blue colored in Shwetambar temples. The idol of Bhagwan Shri Dharmanath is in Padmasanastha in Digambar Jain temple. It is white colored of approximately. 90 centimeters in height are the main attractions of these temples.


Trust: -

1)     Shri Jain Shwetambar Ratnapuri Teerth Pedhi; V&PO- Ronahi; District. Faizabad; UP.

2)     Shri Jain Digambar Ratnapuri Teerth Pedhi; V&PO- Ronahi; District. Faizabad; UP.

Services: -

Rail: -Railway station Sohaval.

Road: -Bus is available from Ayodhya. Pilgrim use Private vehicles horse cart etc from the station to village on dump road.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

  8-Varanasi (KASHI)

 Location: -As the sacred river Ganga flows the snow-clad Himalayas into the vast plains, half way between Delhi and Calcutta it curves into a gentle crescent and along the crescent Varanasi is situated.

According to the Jain traditions, Kashi has the honor of being the birth place of four Tirthankars, namely, Bhagwan Suparshavath ji , Chandraprabh ji, Shreansnath ji and Parshvanath ji. Where as Parshavnath ji and Suparshavnath ji were born in Varansai. Bhagwan Chandraprabh ji was born in Chandrapur about 15 km, Varanasi.  Shree Shreansnath ji was born in Singhpur that is presently known as Sarnath.

 

Bhadaini Jain Pilgrimage

The birthplace of the 7th Tirthankar Sri Suparshavnathji was in 'Bhandani' Muhallah', situated near the banks of the river ganges. The place is about 1.5 km. Away from Bhelupura and known s the Jainghat'. This place is believed to be very sacred not only because it was Lord Sri Suparshvanath's birth place, but
he had his Kalyanakas Chyavan, Janam, Tap (Penance) and Gayan (Knowledge) here At present, there is a white coloured 68 cm High idol placed here and worshipped by the svetambars. On the other hand, a black idol of 46 cm. Height is placed here and is worshiped by the believers of Digambar sect.

Bhelupura - the birthplace of 23rd Tirthankar:

The 23rd Tirthankar of the Jain religion Lord Sri Parshavnath was born here. This place has a white stature of 60 cm. Height, which is worshipped by the believers of Svetambara sect, and a black idol with a height of 75 centimiters. Which is worshipped by the believers of Digambara sect.

These temples are definitely worth seeing. This place is believed to be one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage for the Jain devotees. There are number of other temples belonging to both sects of Jains.

 Beautiful rest houses and dharamshala are available for the tourists.

Services: -

Air: Indian Airlines connect Varanasi to Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow, Agra & Delhi, where the above places are directly connected by flights with Calcutta.

Rail: Varanasi is connected by rail with all the major cities in India.

Road: Good bus service connects Varanasi with most of the important places of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

 For more information’s contact Department of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh, Directorate General, Rajarshi Purshottam Das Tandon Paryatan Bhavan, C-13, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, U.P. Ph: 91-522-2308916, 2308017 Fax : 91-522-2308937
E-mail : upstdc@up-tourism.com yatrup@sancharnet.in

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES

  • Regional Tourist Office, U.P. Tourism. Parade Kothi, Cantt.

  • U.P. Tourist Office, Sarnath. Open: 10 a.m.- 5 pm. Closed on Sundays and Government holydays.

  • U.P. Government Tourist Information Counter. Varanasi Cantt, Railway Station, Near Enquiry office,

  • Government Of India Tourist Office.15B, The Mall Cannt. Varanasi.

  • Govt. Of India Tourist Information Counter, Babatpur Airport, Varanasi.

 

 

 

  9-Singhpuri Teerth

 

Location: - Digambar temple is at a distance of 7 kms from Varanasi Chhavani station situated at Sarnath crossing. The shwetambar temple is at a distance of 8 kilometers from the station situated in Hiravanpur Village. Nearby Chandravati teerth is only at a difference of 15 kilometers.

This is an ancient place widely known for 4 kalyanak of Shri Shreyansnath Bhagwan 11th Tirthankar. A huge ashtakod stoop (octagonal pillar) of 103 feet height is still present showing its historical establishment.  It is considered to be 2200 years old. The artistic work on it is unmatched.

 At present one Shwetambar Jain temple, a Digambar Jain temple, one pillar exist there. The White colored idols of Shri Shreyanshnath Bhagwan in Padmasanastha 30 centimeters in height, (Shwetambar) and the other one Blue coloured idol 75 cms of Shri Shreyanshnath Bhagwan in Padmasanastha, (Digambar) are placed in the temples.

Somenath Bodh temple also exists here.

Trust: -

Ø       Shri Chintamani Parshwanat Jain Shwetambar Panchayati Bada Mandir/Singhpuri Teerth Mahasabha, K-24/5, Ramghat, Varanasi-1, Uttar-Pradesh.

Ø       B. Shri Digambar Jain Shreyansnath Mandir, Singhpuri, P.O.: Sarnath, Disstt:- Varanasi, State: Uttar Pradesh.

 

Services: -

Air: -Varanasi Airport is available.

Rail: -Varanasi is connected on central rail routes.

Road: -Up roadways and private buses are available from all-important places.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

 

 

  10-Shauripur

LOCATION: -The Shauripur village is on the bank of the Yamuna river. The nearest railway station is Agra Fort at a distance of 75 kilometers. It is 2 Kms from Bateshwar, another Jain Tirth. It can also be reached from Ferozabad via Shikohabad.


It is an ancient and historical place. This temple of Shri Neminath Bhagwan is located at Shauripur village on the bank of river Yamuna, about 75 kilometers from Agara and 25 kilometers from Shikohabad on the Northern railway. Shri Neminath was born at this place.
Since this is the land of Chyavan and birth Kalyanakas of Bhagawan Neminath, the twenty-second of the twenty-fourth Tirthankaras of the present the group, this is known as a holy Kshetra. Moreover, this was the lane of attainment of omniscience and nirvana of many saints. This was also the birthplace of Karna the donor.

In addition to Old Jain Digambar Mandir, The Baruamatt and 5 Tonks known as panchmathi are very impressive and mentionable. Idols of Bhagawan Neminathin padmasana posture are placed in these temples.

Trust: Shri   Shouripur Bateshwar Digamabar Jain Siddh Kshetra Committee Post bateshwar, District, Agra, State: Uttar Pradesh, India.

Services: -Agara is well connected by rail and buses from all major cities in India. Bus service is available for the Shauripur from Agra and nearby towns.

BY AIR: - Indian airlines connects Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Kheria Airport is about 9 km. from Govt. of India Tourist Office.

 

BY RAIL: -Agra  is a major railway junction on main broad gauge routes to the south, east and  west. Two of the best trains viz. Shatabdi Express (between Delhi and Bhopal) and Taj Express (between Delhi and Gwalior) are available to access Agra. Some other train servicing the city are: G.T. Express (New Delhi to Chennai), Dadar Express (Mumbai to Amritsar), Jhelum Express (Jammu to Pune), Kalinga Utkal Express (New Delhi to Puri), Karnataka Express (New Delhi to Trivendrum), Ujjani Express (Dehradoon to Ujjain) and Hyderabad Express (New Delhi to Hyderabad).

 

BY ROAD: -Agra, on cross roads of national highways 2, 3 and 11, is excellently connected to all parts of the country. Some important road distances from Agra are: Bharatpur-54 km., Delhi-204 km., Gwalior-119 km., Jaipur-232 km., Khajuraho-400 km., Lucknow-369 km., Mathura-450 km., Nainital-353 km., Varanasi-605 km. and Mussorie-417 km.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples

 

 

 

   11-Jain Siddha Kshetra : Mathura

Sri 1008 Jambu Swami Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra ' Chaurasi:

Sri Jambu Swami was born in Champa and was the son of a rich man, Seth Rishabhdutt. Even though he was married at the age of 16, he was initiated by Lord Mahavir's disciple Sudhama Swami and lived as a Brahmachari for the rest of his life. After 20 years of hard penance he attained the light of true knowledge and was enlightened at Chaurasi. He is the last Kewal Gyani of the Jains. A temple has been built here in his memory and dedicated to this holiness.

There is also a dharamshala within it which is surrounded by large and beautiful garden. There is a bird sanctuary to the left of the main gate of the temple. This place is better known as Chawrasi.

It is 3 kilometes North of Mathura City on the Delhi- Mathura by-pass road, on the Mathura- Goverdhan route. Dharamshalas with modern facilities are available for the convenience of the tourist.

 

  12-HASTINAPUR

LOCATION: - 97 Kilometers from Delhi and 38 Kilometers from Meerut the nearest railway station.

According to Jain tradition, Hastinapur was one of the earliest Indian cities like Ayodhya and  Kashi  and came into existence during the time of Rishabhadeva also known as Bhagawan Adinatha (the first tirthankara)  whose  grandson,  Somaprabha,  was the first ruler of the place. It is also said to be the birthplace of three Jain tirthankars, Shantinatha, Kunthnnath and Arahanatha. The Buddhists say that this city was the capital of Kururattam.  The Mahabharata also gives the early history of the place, the founder of which is generally believed to be   King Hastin, fifth in descent from Bharta. It was the capital of the Kauravas and Pandavas. It is said to have extended as far as   Barnawa  in  the west and Puth in the south. At the time of the Mahabharata War it was  in  the  heyday  of  its   prosperity which, however, began to decline thereafter. The severe floods in the   Ganga, which washed away the city, and the transfer of the capital of Kaushambi left in complete obscurity but it was rehabilitated twice   within  the next few centuries though it never achieved its former glory.

Hastinapur is considered to be the most ancient capital city of India. Though it has been the venue of all the politics related to the mahabharat but it has a history that dates back to the times of Bhagawan Adinatha. It is said that after relinquishing his throne Bhagawan Adinatha entered the life of an ascetic at this place. The conception, birth, ordaining and enlightenment of Lords Shantinath, Kunthunath and Arahnath had also occurred at this very place.

It was here, the first Tirthankar Shree Rishabhdev, the former king of Ayodhya, after he had relinquished his kingdom in favor of his two sons Bharata and Bahubali, had performed the concluding rites of his one-year long penance. Tirthankar Rishabh could not procure pure foodstuff for one year after embracing monkshood, for being ignorant of the ritual of 'Aahaar daan’.It was king Shreyans Kumar here who offered acceptable food in an acceptable manner for the first time and it was cane juice.

The remains of the ancient city are scattered over a large area lying around the village, which is divided into two portions, Patti Kauravan and Patti Pandavan. Some of the most important buildings and sites of the place are described briefly below. The Digambar Jain temple was built about 160 year ago probably on the site of an old Jain Temple.  Devpal Soni of Ajmer had installed in Hastinapur in 1174 a life-size   image of  Shantinatha,  the sixteenth  tirthankara, and this image,  which  was  dug  out  a few  years  ago from a mound near  by has been placed   in  this  temple. The present temples are of a much later date. Hastinapur is said to be the birthplace of the Tirthankaras Shantinath, Kunthunath and Aranatha; their footprints can be seen on a small hill nearby.  

Right now there are huge temples of both the Shwetambar and the Digambar sects.

The last renovation of the Digambar temple was consecrated in Samvat 1853 and Shwetambar temple was completed in Samvat 2021. At the rear of the Shwetambar temple 'Parna' temple has been built which contains the splendid idols of Shreyans and Lord Rishabhdev.

Jamboodweep -With the completion of the Jambu-dvipa shrine in 1985, Hastinapur has become a favorite center for studying Jaina cosmology and cosmography, 'Jamboodweep' is a special feature of Hastinapur pilgrimage. It has come up with the inspiration and keen interest of ascetic Aryika Jnanmati ji. Apart from Jamboodweep' there are lotus temple, meditation temple and Indradhawaj temples. All these new temples are worth seeing.

 

 

The Parna ceremony of Varistapa has a special significance here. People come here from far, far away to celebrate the Parma ceremony with sugarcane juice.

Trust: - Shri Hastinapur Jain Digambar Tirth Samiti, Hastinapur (Meerut) State: Uttar Pradesh: 250404, India. Telephone: 01233-280133.

Services: - Hastinapur is situated at a distance of 37 kilometers from Meerut and 120 Kms from Delhi. Bus service and private vehicle are available.

The boarding and lodging facilities are also available at this place.

Government Of India Tourist Information Centers: -

New Delhi
88, Janpath, New Delhi-110 001
Ph. 23320005, 23320109, 23320266, 23320342.
Fax: 3320342
Domestic Airport Information Counter Ph. 3295296
International Airport Information Counter Ph. 23291171

Varanasi
15B, The Mall, Varanasi-221002,
Uttar Pradesh. Ph.2 343744

Uttar Pradesh Government Tourist Information Centers: -

Chandralok Building, 36, Janpath
New Delhi-1
Ph. 23322251, 23326620
(R) 22473567
Fax: 2 3711296

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13:-NEW JAIN TEERTH SHRI RISHABHANCHAL NEAR GHAZIABAD, U.P
This new Jain Pilgrimage centre has been recently established at a village Morta, which is 8 km. away from Ghaziabad and 25 km. from Delhi on the Meerut road. President of India laid down the foundation stone of this teerth on 20th October 1991. The main temple carries the idol of Bhagwan Shri Rishabh Dev, which is 4.5 feet tall in white marble, in Padamasan posture. Rishbhanchal is a grand and big temple, having 52-kalash and 81 feet high artistic shikhar and popular as a center of meditation, yoga, worship and human welfare. It is a unique religious place. It is established under the able guidance of Great Sadhivi Pujjya Bal Bramcharini Maa Shri Kaushalji and is indicative of peace and prosperity for this area. Primary medical services, moral education, yoga and meditation training, library and boarding and lodging facilities are all available here. There is a chetalya also in the campus of Rishbhanchal. Phone: 0120-2788183.

14:-Trilokteerthdham Badagaon, Baghpat, U.P.

Trilokteerthdham has been constructed with the blessings of Acharya 108 Shri Vidhyabhushan Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj at Atishya Kshetra ,Badagaon, Baghpat, U.P.

Please click on the  link  Trilokteerthdham to find the details about the: -1.   Trilokteerthdham

or  pl read the followings:-

As you know Jainism is an ancient religion which is based on Ahimsa(non-violence) . Gandhi ji was also a believer of Jain doctrines and helped India  achieve Independence through the weapon of Ahimsa.

Text Box: To teach the lesson of Ahimsa to the mankind Trilokteerthdham has been constructed with the blessings of Acharya 108 Shri Vidhyabhushan Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj at Atishya Kshetra ,Badagaon, Baghpat, U.P. ,India.  An International and Historic Panchkalyanak has been performed from 17 to 25 Feb 2015. Trilokteerthdham is 317ft. high with 16 stories. 3740 Jain Idols have been installed in it. One can have Darshan of all Jain Temples & Tirthkshetra under one roof. Trilokteerth as the name speaks has full depiction of all three Lokas i.e. Adholok(Hell), Madhyalok & Urdhavlok (Heaven). At the top i.e. on Sidhshila there is 31ft. high Padmashan Lord Adinath Bhagwan idol which is made out of an alloy of eight  metals.

Apart from Jain religion activities there is one English Medium School affiliated to C.B.S.E. New Delhi, A Bhojanshala (Mess), A free dispensary, One cow shelter and An old age home in the name of ‘Sanmati Chaya’. Hence Trilokteerthdham is a conjuction of Religion, Education, Health and service to mankind

Taking into consideration the importance of Trilokteerthdham , kindly give the space in your website so that the people may come to know about this Jain Teerth. Please let me know about the procedure & system to add Trilokteerthdham in your website.

Contact:-Shamlal Jain, Trilokteerthdham, Badagaon,Baghpat, M-9891627006

Email-jainshamlal@gmail.com

 

Some of the prominent Dharamshala in Uttar Pradesh

Sri Khendelwal Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Kachowda Bazzar, Bealanganj, Agra, Telephone: 264334

 

Sri Adinath Jain Atithigruha,

Agra City

 

Smt. Sarbathidevi Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

(Sri Chadmilal Jain Trust)

Jain Nagar, Agra Road, Firozabad, Telephone - 821457

 

Sri Digambar Jain Mandir and Dharmashala,

Near NH 2, (Chowrasi), Mathura Post

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Hastinapur

 

Karnataka Bhavan,

Sri Parshwanath Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Simhapur Post, Bhelpur, Varanasi - 392962

 

Maidagni Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Maidagni  Chowk, Varanasi

 

Sri Lalmannelal Tagji Dharmashala,

Barbagh, Lucknow

 

Digambar Jain Ayodhya Tirth Kshetra Committee,

Raiganj, Ayodhya (Faizabadru)

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Ahikshetra

 

Digambar Jain Panchayati Committee Dharmashala,

Shivani - 480661

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