Barnava

Barnava
Village
Barnava
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Barnava
Barnava (India)
Coordinates: 29°06′54″N 77°25′43″E / 29.11500°N 77.42861°E / 29.11500; 77.42861Coordinates: 29°06′54″N 77°25′43″E / 29.11500°N 77.42861°E / 29.11500; 77.42861
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Bagpat
Government
  Body Gram panchayat
Languages
  Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Barnava is a village in Bagpat district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Barnava is between Sardhana and Binauli near Meerut. Barnava is about 3 km from Binauli and 37 km from Meerut. In the Mahabharata, Baranava is mentioned as Varanāvata and is the site of the Lakshagraha, one of the incidents from the Mahabharata. During the Mahabharata it was known as Varnavat. Barnava still has evidence of Lakshagraha.

A famous Jain Temple known as Chandraprabhu Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Barnava Jain Mandir, is also sited in Barnava Village of Uttar Pradesh. A lotus temple, similar to the one found in New Delhi, is within the Barnava Jain Temple premises. The main gate is intricately designed and is noted for its exquisite carvings.

Barnava Jain Temple

Barnava Jain Temple is more than 100 years old temple. The temple is dedicated to Chandraprabhu, the eighth Tirthankara of Jainism. An idol of Mallinatha is also present in this temple which is believed to be around 1,300 years old. The temple was renovated in the year 1917.[1][2]

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