Dharmanath the 15th tirthankara , 4th Chakrawarti Sanat Kumar also established his capital in
Hastinapur. The 16th tirthankara Shri Shantinath, 17th
tirthankara Shri Kunthunath and 18th tirthankara Shri Arahnath
also born here. First four Kalyankas (out of five) of these three
tirthankaras were celebrated here at Hastinapur by ‘Devs’ of heaven.
Several stories described related to Hastinapur, in jaina
texts, some of them are:
Festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ originated from
Hastinapur, in the memory of vanishing the trouble of 700 ascetic Munies by ‘Muni Vishnu Kumar’ on the day of ‘Shravan (Savan) Shukla
Historical war of ‘Mahabharata’ in ‘Kurukshetra’ between Kauravas
and Pandavas took place at Hastinapur. The place ‘Varnal’ is also near Hasitnapur, where Duryodhana built a house ‘Laksha
Grih’ to kill Pandavas.
At the time of 20th tirthankara Munisuvratnath there lived a businessman named Ganga Dutta in Hastinapur. He was owner of seven crore gold coins. Once Bhagwan came to Hastinapur, Ganga Dutta went there to visit them. After listening the precept of
Bhagwan Munisuvratnath, he became ascetic; he left all the property and accepted ‘Muni-Dharma’ near Bhagwan
. Main Temple and Idol :
At Teerth Kshetra Hastinapur, there is only one huge temple constructed on a 40 feet high hillock. This temple is very beautiful, magnificent and artistic having artistic
and huge spire. A
room is constructed in the spire and on the top of room with an artistic spire.
The temple is constructed on a four feet high platform, this has only one part, we may say it sanctum, it is big enough, there is only one altar with three gates, altar is also big in size. In this
altar white colored idol of principal deity Bhagwan Shantinath in Padmasana posture, 1½ foot in height is
installed in V.S. 1548 by Bhattaraka Jin Chandra. In the both sides of principal deity attractive idols of Bhagwan Kunthunath in left
and Bhagwan Arahnath in right are
Other Temples :
Maan Stambha (Column of Dignity):: This artful Maan Stambha is 31 feet high standing out side the entrance of temple, this was constructed in year 1955.
Trimurti Mandir: This temple is situated behind the main temple
and was constructed some time later than the main temple. Here high standing idol of Bhagwan Shantinath is
installed. and was reverenced in year 1174 (V.S. 1231) by Devpal Soni.
Nandishwar Dweep: Nandishwar Dweep Jinalaya is constructed here and
was reverenced in year 1985. On the both sides of Nandishwar Dweep idols of Bhagwan Shantinath
Arahnath are installed in two altars. It is said that these idols were recovered from earth while digging on the day July 20, 1979.
Other temples: Other temples includes Shri Neminath Temple, Bhagwan Arahnath Temple,
Shri Adinath Temple, Shri Kunthunath Temple, Shri Bahubali Temple, Jal Mandir, Kirti
Stambha and Panduk Shila. 24 Tonks (Mini Temples) of 24
tirthankaras are also constructed
here, having foot images installed in them.
A series of Shrines of Muni Vrishabha Sagarji, Kshullaka Manoharji Varni and other
Munies located here. Four ancient Nasiyan are also worth seeing where foot images of Bhagwan
Shantinath, Kunthunath, Arahnath and Mallinath are installed. An artistic ancient idol of goddess Ambika is also installed in a room in main temple’s premises. Idol of Bhagwan Neminath is carved on the head of goddess Ambika. This ancient idol was found during
the digging for a Canal.
Kailash Parvat which is under Construction will be a unique magnificent creation in the world, the center of attraction of devotees. Its height is planned 131 feet, an attractive idol of Bhagwan
Rishabha Dev – 11.25 feet in height in Padmasana posture will be installed here.
Managing Committee :
Shri Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra Committee
Place & Post – Hastinapur, District – Meerut (U. P.) Pin – 250404
Phone 01233-280133, 280188