Hastinapur:City Of Pandvas and Jain Tirth
Hastinapur city of pandvas and birth place of three Jain Teerthankara. Situated in District Meerut about 37 kms from Meerut and 100 kms from Deihi connected through Meerut-Bijnor Road.
It was the capital of Kauravas and was ruled by the Pandavas after winning the Mahabharata. From that era to this, the city has come along a long way but it is still known as the town of Mahabharata.
A number of Master piece of architect and center of great faith of Jain religion are also wroth visiting here as- Jambudweep Jain Temple, Shwetambar Jain Temple, Prachin Digambar Jain Temple, Astapad Jain Temple and Shri Kailash Parvat Jain Temple etc.
Best places to visit in hastinapur
- Wildlife Sanctuary,Hastinapur
he Hastinapur Wild Life Sanctuary, lies alongside the Northern tip of the River Ganga, flowing thru the districts of Muzzafarnagar and Bijnore. The sanctuary extends all the way to the districts of Hapur and Amroha .The regions of Khaadar, Khola and Bangar are also assimilated in the total spread of the sanctuary.
151 feet high श्री अष्टापद तीर्थ (Shri Ashtapad Teerth) having four Bhagwan Rishabhadev Ji murti in all four direction with four rang mandap (gates) attached with prayer hall. Only five minutes stay allow on white top Jinalay.Himalaya is also called Ashtapad because of its eight different mountain range Gaurishankar, Kailash, Badrinath, Nanda, Drongiri, Narayan, Nar and Trishuli and according to Nirvankand this is also called Adishwar Swami. On this Ashtapad Kailash Bharat Chakravarti, this country is called Bharat after his name, had constructed temples of 24 Teerthankar. This land is also Sadhana place for Bharat-Bahubali.
- Jambudweep Jain Tirth, Hastinapur
A huge complex comprising of various Jain temples designed in different designs, Jambudweep is an important pilgrimage site for Jains. Some of the architecture within this campus is quite unique and it attracts various architecture enthusiasts as well.
There are various temples, some of them are quite big, and a meditation hall within the campus. The Sumeru Parvat, Teen Lok Temple, Lotus Temple are some of the fascinating temples inside.