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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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  • Leave amazed the amount of temples and shrines at the top of this hill at 600 meters high, is reached via a long staircase with steps downs, all exposed to the Sun, I recommend starting as soon as day. Surprised the crowd of pilgrims, some holding up sick people who are sustained by both sides. The setting is secured, the climb can be done from both sides, we slept at the Vijay Vilas Palace you climb with only 2700 steps. Shame in you may not photograph, spirituality is very high, many rituals have grains of rice in various ways, wreaths of flowers everywhere, white marble temples jiainismo provides with statues in all temples. People with special needs can come up with a "doli" carried in the shoulders of young handsome.
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  • 3800 steps of 5" each. It takes app 3 hrs to reach Adeshwarnathji temple via Navtunk . Do visit Navtunk. Not all pilgrims go there. Great spiritual experience inside main shrine of Adeshwarnathji. Cir...  more »
  • The most worshipped Temple of Jain community. The temple is situated on the top of the hill. One has to climb 3200 steps to visit the temple. The carvings and ancient architecture are simple mesmerisi...  more »