Palitana Jain Tirth Temple


Apart from Ravan,Lord Krishna too is revered as one of the next 24 Jain tirthankars.

How many steps does Palitana Tirth have?

The summit is situated at an elevation (height) of 7,288 feet (2,221 m). Reaching it involves climbing over 3,750 stone steps. to the temples adds to the extraordinary experience.

Why do Jains visit Palitana?

Jains believe that 23 of 24 Jain Tirthankaras, except Neminatha, sanctified the Palitana hill by their visits. This makes the site particularly important to the Jain tradition. These temples are reached by most pilgrims and visitors by climbing stone steps along a hilly trail of about 3500 steps.

Which tirthankar is in Palitana?

Tirthankara Rishabhanatha
Palitana temples

The main temple on top of the hill, is dedicated to the first Tirthankara Rishabhanatha (Rishabhadeva).

Which is the biggest Jain Tirth?

The Ranakpur temple is one of the largest and most important temples of Jain culture.

Which temple has 9999 steps?

Standing tall at 3672 feet, Girnar is an ancient hill in Junagadh, covered with 866 Hindu and Jain temples that are spread over its summit. One has to climb 9999 steps to reach the final summit. It is said that Girnar Hill holds a special place for Hindu devotees.

How long does it take to climb Palitana?

2-3 hours
The climb up is 3.5 km from the base and typically takes

Why do Jain cover their mouth?

It is often purported to be worn to reduce the chance of inhaling (and thus killing) small insects and other airborne life. Some Jains believe the destruction of even these tiny life forms is a violation of ahimsa, the principle of non-violence.

Which city has most Jains?

The state of Jharkhand, with a population of 16,301 Jains also contains the holy pilgrimage centre of Sammed Shikharji.
Census of India, 2011.
District Mumbai City district
State Maharashtra
Jain Population (approximate) 166,000
Total population 3,085,411
Jain Percentage (%) 5.38%
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Where do Jains go after death?

For Jains body and soul are different things: the body is just an inanimate container – the conscious being is the jiva. After each bodily death, the jiva is reborn into a different body to live another life, until it achieves liberation.


Mallinatha is believed to be a woman named Malli Devi by Shvetambara Jains while the Digambara sect believes all 24 tirthankara to be men including Mll«ntha.


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