The first temple is said to be from time of the Mahabharata and is believed to have been constructed by Yudhishthira, eldest of the Pandavas, when they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur around 3200 BC....
Hastinapur is an ancient city located on the banks of the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh. Its importance in the geography of India largely comes from it being featured in the Hindu epic of Mahabharata.
Hastinapur also holds religious importance for the Jain community as it is the birthplace of three Jain Tirthankara. Home to numerous Jain temples, the Jambudweep Jain Teerth is especially a unique spiritual experience. The architecture within the campus is astounding and a delight for spiritual seekers and architecture enthusiasts alike. The mighty structures of Ashtapad are other engineering marvels. The Bada Digambar Jain Mandir is a magnificent sight to behold with its delicate carvings and stonework. The Bhai Dharam Singh Gurudwara is another pilgrimage site in Hastinapur with beautiful marble carvings and designs.
The Meerut Cantt train station is 40 km away from Hastinapur, while the station in Meerut city is 44 km away. Hastinapur can be reached by road, as buses are easily available.