Shatrunjaya hill temple, Palitana

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. See Shatrunjaya hill temple and all Palitana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Palitana trip planner .
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  • The town Palitana is full of Jain temples. It makes you wonder what is achieved by creating so many temples and whether the money could have been put to better use. There are around 900 temples. All t...  more »
  • Palitana being called as Mecca of Jains, is a hill complex situated in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. There are nearly 3000 steps to be climbed before you reach to the top. However steps are moder...  more »
  • The climb of over 3600 steps is not easy and it takes about two hours to complete. For those who by age or physical condition doesn't feel like we are to disposition of the porters that for ca. €40 will take you up and then returning (sometimes the descent can be more strenuous ascent) and save yourself the trouble, it's a way for us to earn a paltry figure for four carriers, but for their important. Already the path is a spectacle for the many people that go to the temples, then once you get the view of hundreds of temples and shrines that dot the Hill full of pilgrims from colorful robes and candide of the Jains offers a superb show that fills our eyes and hearts. A visit not to be missed.
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