Vahelna Jain Mandir Muzaffarnagar
Village of Vahelna
Having the temple in this village, Vahelna has emerged out as one of important attractions in the history of Muzaffarnagar. This small village is also known all across the country for a number of things. Apart from being the hub of Jain community, this village has a fertile land, which makes it a great place for agriculture. Also, Vahelna is a good industrial belt in Muzaffarnagar that has a number of iron factories. Besides, this small village is also one of the symbolic places in the country wherein you have religious places of three communities sharing one common wall. The Shiv Temple, Jain Temple and a mosque share together a single common wall, which speaks a lot about the Hindu and Muslim unity in the village and have been living at this place with harmony since centuries.
History of Vahelna
The land of Vahelna is considered as a place of miracles. As per the Jain beliefs there is an interesting story related to this temple. Long back, there were few thieves who used to steal statues from temples for their living. One day, they planned to steal the statues from Vahelna Jain temple and just when they were leaving the premises they fell down over the floor and lost their eyesight. The next morning people understood the whole story seeing the statues lying before them in an intact condition. They, therefore, put these men behind the bars for crime of stealing the idols.
About Vahelna Jain Mandir
The original name of this temple is Parshvnath Digamber Jain Atishye Chetra, which is generally called as Vahelna Jain Mandir. It is one of the most important religious and historical places of Uttar Pradesh. It is regarded as one of the holiest lands due to the presence of Parshvnath god in this area. This place is developed amidst the rich beauty of mother nature close to a small pool, which even attracts tourists to have a good boating ride apart from visiting this temple.
In the same premises you can find a couple of other religious spots as well. These include Manasthamb, which is 57-feet-high and Pandukshila, which are the two worthy religious spots to visit here. You can even find a Naturopathy Hospital and Research Institute. The recent addition at this place is the construction of a 31-feet-high statue of God Parshvnath, which was constructed by Jain community and with the blessings of Jain religious leader called Nayan Sagar Maharaj. This statue was installed in 2011 in February, which also attracts a number of tourists and visitors apart from the devotees regularly coming to this place.
Things to do Near Vahelna Jain Mandir
Vahelna Jain Mandir is one of the most important temples for Jain community. It is situated amidst the beauty of green and lush area with a small pool also surrounding this place. This gives many people a reason to visit this religious place and also enjoy a boat ride with family and friends. During festive season you can catch a glimpse of fairs and interesting extravaganzas in the premises.
How to reach Vahelna Jain Mandir
The nearest railway station is in Muzaffarnagar, which is hardly 5 kms from this place. You can take public transport to reach out this temple. Being at the outskirts of Muzaffarnagar and located over the main road, the connectivity of Vahelna is very good. You can reach at this place in mere ten minutes with any of your vehicle or public transport.
Address: Vahelna Jain Mandir, village Vahelna, District Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh - 251002