Shatrunjaya hill temple, Palitana

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A popular pilgrimage destination, 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. 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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  • June 26, 2017
    I am writing this two days removed. Dealing with 100 degree heat and humidity while on the journey, I did feel like I could have had heat stroke. However, it was, without a doubt, one of the most outs...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    To climb the 3500marches until the sun rises very early starting around 5: 00 a.m. counting 2: climb. Don't forget to bring bottles of water and to protect themselves from the Sun as down in the heat is very painful. We can't take pictures on the site but it's really incredible memories this multitude of temples forming a city fortified at the top of the Hill. This deserves to suffer to discover this gem and to share this moment with the pilgrims!
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  • May 23, 2017
    It's a pilgrimage specially for Jain crowd so if you want fun and frolic nothing much for you on this spot architecture is excellent but avoid sunny times cause heat on the hills is not worth the clim...  more »

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