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Shatrunjaya hill temple, Palitana

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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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  • At Shatrunjaya hills there are so many derasar and temples of Jain Sampraday located we eager to reach as soon as possible so we climb very fast and reach to sequence first maintemple then ledger temp...  read more »
  • In a beautiful journey into Gujarat could not miss a visit to Palitana. We are ready to face the ascent 3300 steps which leads us to the Hill Shatrunjaya Hill where we can expect a breathtaking spectacle, we face an incredible number of temples around 1300 different from one another. You don't know where to look and what to photograph everything so nice, especially that you are embarrassed you can't find words to tell all this the site and a sacred place for the lovers of fine Gianismo that at least once in their life should visit it to pray. We have assisted to the offerings of flowers of rose petals before entering for prayer where tourists cannot enter. A large number of pilgrims every year come to this site. A beautiful experience to recommend.
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  • This jain temple having adeshwar bhagwan as moolnayak. The power of the place and of the idol is so powerful, no wonder it attracts lakhs of people who climb 3500 steps without eating or drinking anyt...  read more »
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