Shatrunjaya

Published: 16.03.2011
Updated: 27.12.2012
Alias(es)
Satrunjaya, Satruñajaya, Śatruñjaya

The Jain Temples of Mt. Shatrunjaya, situated in the hills above the city of Palitana (Gujarat) are considered the holiest of all pilgrimage places by shvetambara murtipujaka portion of the Jain community.

  • There are a total of 863 temples, exquisitely carved in marble, located on the Shatrunjaya hills.
  • The temple city has been built as an abode for the Gods; hence, no one is allowed to stay overnight, including the priests.
  • The main temple, on top of the hill, is dedicated to 1st Tirthankar, Lord Aadinatha (Rishabha).

File:Satrunjaya Stairway.jpg

Pilgrims ascending Satrunjaya hill

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  1. Gujarat
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  7. Shvetambara
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