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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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  • 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 »
  • The hill is 3 kms from Palitana city. You need climb over 3000 stairs to the top of the mountain at 600 m. I'm recommended beginning at dawn, to avoid the mid-day heat. But, even in this case, take ca...  more »
  • Many temples are located on this hill in Palitana. All are Jain temples. Involve climbing of 4000 steps.  more »