Palitana Mandir – The most sacred and famous pilgrimage place of Jainism
One of the famous pilgrimage sites of Jain Munis, Palitana Temple is situated in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Shatrunjay Tirth is important because of Jainism, ‘Shatrunjay Tirtha’ is important, according to Jainism, every Jain must definitely see this holy shrine once in his life.
In Palitana, there are more than 3,000 temples on the top of the Shatranjay hills. In which the main temple is dedicated to the first Tirthankara Lord Adinath of Jainism. Palatana’s ‘Chamukha Mandir’, built in 1618 AD, is the largest temple, which has its own religious significance.
Palitana Jain temples were built in the eleventh and twelfth century, it is believed that on this ancient site, 8 million Shrishti Munis were received salvation on this holy site and many of the great pilgrims of Jain religion here are Nirvana had received.
Therefore, most Jain temples here are dedicated to the Tirthankaras of Jainism. Let us tell you that these Jain temples of Palitana are also known as ‘Tux’. Palitana’s major temples include Kumar Pal, Samaprati Raj, Vimal Shah Temple.
Palitana Temple Architecture
Palitana temple also has a collection of precious and extremely aristocratic statues, while the carvings and sculpture of these temples are famous all over the world. Let us tell you that visiting one of the five major pilgrimages in Jainism, Palitana temples are of utmost importance in every Jaini life, every Jaina considers it a duty to visit these temples.
When the sun shines on the peak of the Palitana temples, its wonderful and unique sixth view looks very arduous and captivating. In the evening only after sunset, in the upper part of the Palitana Jain temple, there is only the bass of the God empire.
At the same time, no human is allowed to go up after sunset, it is also recognized on the famous pilgrimage of the Jain religion, Palitana that God rest at night.
For this reason, the temple is closed at night. All the pilgrims who have been seen for the visit of these temples have to come down from the mountain before attending the evening.
It is believed that every devotee who is coming here is fulfilled, any devotee does not return here from the frustrated and empty hands, that is why people associated with Jain community at least once in this life The temple’s philosophy definitely does.
The principal and most beautiful temple of Palitana belongs to Lord Rishabhdev, the first tirthankar of Jain religion. Let us also tell you that this sacred pilgrimage place of Jainism is coming from Mahabharata period, three Pandava brothers Bhim, Yudhishtir and Arjuna had also received Nirvana in Palitana Jain temples.
Palitana Temple Timings
Along with this, according to Jainism, neither the food is eaten nor taken after the evening, so all devotees have to descend from the mountain before the evening.
According to the Jain religion, all the Gods rest during the night, so the doors of all the temples are closed in the night.
Let us tell you here on the mountain there is a proven place called Angad Pir, where there is immense significance for people, it is said that the blessing of this peer is filled with fate.
How to Reach Palitana Jain Temple
Gujarat has the nearest airport in Bhavnagar, which is 62 kilometers from Palitana. From this airport to Palitana, you can also go through buses and taxi, etc. At the same time, the pilgrims can come easily to the temple of Palitana or by way of the road.