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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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  • Why this is good?______.following are the reason. 1----- It' is "sasvatu means This place remain present In all " yug" means all period---- kal chakra. 2----- To reached at "Adinath" Temple, climb ste...  more »
  • Great temples to the top of two hills, 3600 market, possibility of 4500 sedan chair rupees or €75 round-trip temples and atmosphere are fantastic Photos from the portico above strictly prohibited
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  • This Hill is very famous and popular in jain community for climbing and offering their worshiped to god "Adishwar": first god among 24god. On this hill there are numbers of jain temples are situated. ...  more »