Shri Mahabir Ji Temple in HindaunIf you are a diehard devotee of Lord Mahabir you must visit such place of eternal peace and sacredness. Stepping inside the Mahabirji Temple will feel your heart with awful inspiration. Shri Mahabirji Temple is the major attraction of Hindaun city. Many devotees pray by themselves in front of the statue of Lord Mahabir in Mahabir Temple. Some natives encircle the statue more than 100 times to fulfill their offerings to Almighty.
History of Mahabirji TempleThere are many Indian temples that combine a story behind its establishment. This Mahabirji Temple at Hindaun is also not an exception. It is believed that God often signify its existence. The history denotes that once a cowherd used to roam about with its cattle near this place. To his utter surprise the cows used to empty the milk she had on a hillock by herself only. Being perplexed the cowherd started to dig out the hillock and discovered the holy dignified statue of God Shri Mahabirji. Hence the temple of Shri Mahabirji was established many decades ago. The statue of Mahabirji was found in padmasan pose. It symbolizes determination and meditation.
Architecture of Shri Mahabirji TempleFour temples of Shri Mahabirji are unique in its decoration. The main temple of Atishaya Kshetra Mahabirji is surrounded by a few guest house. The main gate is so high near about 52 feet. It is really a work of encomium. Four Teerthankar idols are established on the top of the main gate. When you step inside you will be able to see a lot of mythological scene curved on the walls of the temple. These wall paintings though ancient attract the tourists from far. The other three temples like Shantinath Jinalaya temple, Kirti Ashram Chaitalaya temple and Bhagwan Parshavanath Jinalaya temple is also enriched with praiseworthy architecture. Among them the glasswork at Bhagwan Jinalaya Temple is magnificent and unique. Especially the statue of Mahabirji in copper color is empowering its authority. An umbrella made of marble and a foot image (Charan Paduka) is loudly established on the spot from where the statue had came out into view.
Festival at Shri Mahabirji TempleEvery year a fair is organized centralizing this temple. This annual fair attracts many tourists and even the local people. Many devotee come to visit the temple and the fair both. It is a secular fair. Not only Jains but people from every community come to be a part of this fair. The duration of the fair is for five days. This fair begins two days before Mahabir jayanti and ends after Three days of Mahabir jayanti. The ending ceremony is benevolent. The fair ends with a chariot procession.
Hotels near Shri Mahabirji TempleThe temple itself is surrounded with lots of well maintained guesthouse. Some of the hotels nearby the Mahabir ji Temple are:
- Four Points
- Red Fox Hotel
- Hotel Oberoi Rajvilas
Best Time to Visit Shri Mahabirji TempleThe best time to go to this place is winter. It is suggested to go in the month of October to Hindaun city to visit Shri Mahabirji Temple. You will get a convenient weather.
How to reach Shri Mahabirji TempleShri Mahabirji Temple is beside Gambhir River at Chandanpur village in Hindaun.
By Rail: It could be better accessed by train. Hindaun city falls on the main track of Delhi-Mumbai railway. Shri Mahabirji Temple is just 20 kms away from it. Almost all the train stops here.
By Road: Also this place could be reached through Rajasthan state highway. Roads connecting via Mathura should be ignored. This connecting is not fully developed.
The sacred Mahabir Temple is a treasure of Hindaun. Many movie shoots happen here too. Pay a visit here and feel the glorious antediluvian Hindaun.