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Shatrunjaya hill temple, Palitana

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Religious Site
A popular pilgrimage destination considered to be the dwelling of gods, Shatrunjaya hill temple represents the largest cluster of Jain temples in the world. Legend has it that omniscient Rishabha Dev, the first tirthankara (Jain teaching god), climbed the hill nearly 100 times to reach Nirvana. Today, pilgrims climb more than 3,000 stairs to visit his temple--the main shrine on the hill--and attain higher wisdom. The oldest temples date back to the 11th century. Start early if you wish to avoid the heat and attend the bathing of the idols ceremony. Note that leather products are banned on the sacred hill--since Jainism promotes non-violence. No one, not even the priests, is allowed to spend the night on the hill--only the gods. To visit Shatrunjaya hill temple on your holiday in Palitana, and find out what else Palitana has to offer, use our Palitana holiday planner.
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  • If you want to feel heaven on earth then take my words, visit Palitana. Infact no words to describe the experience  more »
  • Palitana is licated in saurashtra region of Gujrat state in india . Its a large town with good infrastructure and rail connectivity and roads. This town is at the base of Shatrunjaya Hills which harbo...  more »
  • The temple complex is like a treasure house of temple architecture..so very well kept ..that it is shining example of how pilgrim places should be . A must see for all  more »