Jehanabad is mentioned in the ‘Ain-i-Akbari’, written by Mughal emperor Akbar’s court historian and poet Abul Fazl. It says that in the 17th century the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb established a relief centre for the famine affected people at this place and named it as ‘Jahanara’. Jahanara Aurangzeb’s sister supervised the Mandi herself and spent a lot of time at this place. Later, the area became known as Jehanabad.
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In the epic Mahabharata it is mentioned that this town was the capital of the kingdom Anga ruled by Karna. The Jain Tirthankar Mahavira stayed here for three rainy seasons as per the Jain text, Kalpa Sutra. It is also believed among Jain devotees that Tirthankar Vasupujya was born at this place. There are two important Jain temples situated here, one of Swetambaras and other of Digambaras. tradition.