Ladnun - Rajasthan

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Ladnun is a city and a municipality in Nagaur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan, it is also tehsil headquarter and subdivision. Ladnun Tehsil have [139 village] all are revenue producing village Nimbi Jodha, Kasumbi and Sunari are biggest villages and have 32 sarpanch more than 100 panch, Ladnun has M.L.A seat under Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha and it comes under Nagaur Lok Sabha seat. Ladnun have 32 elected ward members in Ladnun Municipality. Ladnun has one Panchayat Samiti, Tehsil and sub-division offices. Ladnun have one S.D.M.(CJ) Court and a stadium. Ladnun is officially known as Ladnun. It was earlier known as Chanderi Nagari, it is 380 km west of Delhi and 225 km north-west of Jaipur. It is situated 329 m high from the mean sea level. It is surrounded by good natural and cultural heritage. The city is heading towards spiritual tourist city. Famous Jain Vishva Bharati Institution (founded by Acharya Tulsi in 1970) is situated here. In Jain Vishva Bharati yoga and meditation camps for attitudinal change, behavioral modification and integrated development of personality are conducted in Ladnun, Rajasthan.

Glorified by the bards, the history of Ladnun finds mention even in the Mahabharata. The kingdom of Shishupala conquered it in the beginning of the 12th century BC. In 16th century AD king of Jodhpur, Maldeo Rathore, annexed Ladnun and ruled before the merger of the states Ladnun was a part of erstwhile Jodhpur state.

Historical Monuments

Among the four famous dargahs of Ladnun, the most ancient is that of Umarshahpir, which has the inscription of the year Hizri 772.Thus, we come to know that it was built before the year AH 772.

The Jami mosque, the oldest of the fourteen known mosques, was originally built with monolithic beams and brackets on an Arab-type plan and consisting of a colonnade round a courtyard, in the Ghurid of Khalji period, was restored during the period of Firoz Shah, nephew of Muhammad-bin-Tughluq.

The town contains a place sacred to Jainism as well. The ancient Digambara Bara Jain Temple, situated in the heart of the city, had the idol of the deity Saraswati,one of the finest of that time. It has the inscription of the year 1229 AD. It has magnificent temple houses, several artistic and rare idols of Tirthankaras, beautiful images, engraved pillars, rare pieces of art and old Jain manuscripts. The main temple, situated within it, is 10 feet deep inside the Earth and in its lowest floor there is a beautiful idol of Shantinath. On the crown of the Lord Shantinath an inscription clearly indicates that the temple is build on Aashaadha Sukla 8, Samvat 1136. This shows that the temple is more than 1000 years old. In the second vedica chamber, there is an idol of the second Tirthankara, Ajitnath. This idol is 74x60 cm in dimension and made of marble. An inscription on the idol is found of Baisak Sukla 13, Sanwat 1209. In front of Bhagwan Ajitnathji idol there is also a marble door with two pillars. The two pillars are decorated with artistic jaina images. In art gallery there are 166 marble an idol of Rishabha made of brown dtone, and two idols of bhagwan Parshvanath with nine headed serpents. An beautiful image of Neminath is also found in art fallery. Several other images made of metals are found in digging in the nearby areas of Ladnun are placed in this art gallery. This temple is built and repaired several times but its magnificence, beauty, purity and calmness is preserved through ages.

Ladnun has also witnessed the valour of Great Amarkot(Rathore) who challenged the mighty Mughal Empire. The town of Ladnun in the district has gained its place on the map of the country being the headquarters of the famous Jain Vishva Bharati which has become a centre of spiritual learnings and knowledge under the leadership of Acharya Tulsi, a great Jain saint, who has propagated the philosophy of “ANUVRAT” in order to enlighten people in this area of the country. Acharya Tulsi’s birthplace was also Ladnun and he was awarded Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in 1993-94.


Ladnun has a dry climate with a hot summer. Sand storms are common in summer. The climate of the city is conspicuous by extreme dryness, large variations of temperature and highly variable rainfall. The mercury in the Mercury Barometer keeps on rising intensely from March till June. These are the hottest months. The maximum temperature recorded in the city is 47°C with 0°C as the lowest recorded temperature. The average temperature of the city is 23.5°C. The winter season extends from mid November till the beginning of March. Rainy season is of a short during from July to mid September. The average rainfall in the city is 36.16 cm & 51.5% humidity.

Heritage and religious places

Jain Vishva Bharati
Sukhdev Ashram
Digambar Jain Bada Mandir
Valour of Narsingh ji
Valour of Amarkot Shaheed
Ramanand Goushala
Adinath Mandir
Chandrasagar smarak Mandir
Shantinath Mandir
Charbhujanath Mandir
Sadhvi Pannaji ki Samadhi
Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir
Karant Balaji
Vir Balaji Mandir
Hanuman Mandir
Umarshah Gaji Dargah
Acharya Tulsi’s Birth Place (2nd patty)
Arya Samaj Mandir

Nearest tourist places

Balaji Mandir on Dungar Hill - 9 km
Pabolao - 2 km
Mangalpura Bagichi - 3 km
Peethwale Balaji - 2 km
Dronanchal Arham Ashram - 10 km
Venktesh Mandir, Sujangarh - 14 km
Singhi Mandir - 14 km
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary - 25 km
Salasar Hanuman Mandir - 37 km
Khimsar Fort - 120 km

Some famous fairs

Gangaur Mela
Sheetla Mata Mela
Savaan Teej Mela
Dasahra Festival
Ramdevji Ka Mela
Narsingh Chaturdas
Pabolao Cattle Fair
jaswantgarh Jhulamahotsav

The roads are very narrow inside the city. It is connected with Sujangarh(12 km) and Didwana(32 km) By NH65 and Kishangarh-Hanumangarh Megahighway. Distance from Important Cities:
Jaipur - 220 km
Udaipur - 500 km
Bikaner - 200 km
Jodhpur - 240 km
Delhi - 400 km
Sikar - 98 km
Buses Available from:
Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Bikaner, Kuchaman, Ahmedabad, Indore, Delhi.
Rail Network:
The rail lines of Delhi-Rewari-Ratangarh-Degana-Jodhpur pass through Ladnun station. After work of gauge conversation from meter gauge to broad gauge is completed and two passenger train is running (Merta Road to Rewari Jn and Jodhpur to Hissar) on this route. It is the shortest route of railway to connect Delhi to Jodhpur.and in the Railbudget 2011-12 two new mail express Train announce on this sec are Jodhpur to Delhi and jammu Tawai-Ratangarh-Ladnun-Jodhpur-Ahmedabad-Surat-Bandra Nearest Railway Station:
Nagaur - 97 km
Degana - 110 km
Kuchaman City- 98 km
Ajmer - 180 km
Jaipur - 216 km

Nearest Airport:
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi 287 km
Jaipur Airport 168 km
Jodhpur Airport 203 km
Udaipur Airport 341 km
There is one Electronic Exchange with modern facilities.

Famous centers of Jainism are Jain Vishva Bharati and Jain Vishva Bharati Institute which are situated here. It is a school of thought; a centre if spirituality and purification; a society of Ahimsa; a treasure of tranquility; an abode of humanity on earth.
Yoga is not only a physical exercise. It is a science, which develops personality, leads a person to harmony, peace, concentration and balance. It helps to practice meditation.
Pranayam is the advanced technique of stilling the breath. It helps to achieve a calm, blissful and focused mind. It balances left and right hemispheres and is important in preparation for meditation.

Kayotsarg is a tool for self-purification and realization. It helps to reduce physical, motional, mental, intellectual stress and anxiety. In this age of stress and tension, Kayotsarg leads to a happy, peaceful and contended life.
Anupreksha is full concentration on a single competition. This is an efficient process of ascertaining the reality. Ancient philosophers and seers used this tools extensively for realizing the Truth.
Mantra Meditation:
Mantra Meditation is a powerful ancient practice. It affects the chemistry of the body and mind. Mantra Meditation awakens consciousness and enlightenment.
Preksha Meditation:
Preksha Meditation is apath of self awakening and self realization. It helps to connect with your soul at its most profound level, achieve a state of super consciousness and increased concentration. The process of meditation puts you in touch with enlightenment, peace of mind and simple clarity.

Reaching Ladnun

From New Delhi, Delhi to Ladnun, Rajasthan (376 Km)

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From Agra, Uttar Pradesh to Ladnun, Rajasthan (448 Km)

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Jaipur, Rajasthan to Ladnun, Rajasthan (207 Km)

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