Palitana is a city in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. It is located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city .
|On the top the Shatrunjai Hill is a cluster of Jain temples, built by generations of Jains over a period of 900 years, from the 11th century onwards. The temples are managed by the Anandji Kalyanji Trust of the Kasturbai Lalbhai group.|
Other notable temples are those of Kumarpal, Vimalshah and Sampriti Raja. Kumarpal Solanki, a great Jain patron, probably built the earliest temple. The temple has a fabulous collection of jewels, and these can be seen with special permission.
The temples date from 11th to the 20th century.
Moti Shah Toonk (Temple) at the top of Siddhachal hills
Facts about Palitana :
Shetrunjay Temples: Steps: 3364
Height: 2000 ft; 7.5 miles
Pratima (Idols): 27007 Jinmandir: 3507
A recently concluded count reveals that there are a total of more than 27,000 idols of jain god on this mountain alone
Carving in lime in Neminath Temple, Shatrunjay Hills, Palitana
The main temple at the top contains his idol in padmasan. He belonged to the Ikshvaku Dynasty of Ayodhya. So Rama was his ancestor. Adinath visited the Shatrunjay Hill 93 times.
Every shrine has idols of Tirthankars adorned with jeweled eyes
Jain sacred symbol Hrimkara with 24 Tirthankaras.
|Jain sacred symbol Omkara with Pancha Parameshthi.|
Tirthankar Sumatinath, Mulanayaka, Sancha Sumatinath Temple, Talheti, Palitana
Sri Adinath Rshabh Deva, Mulanayak, Agam mandir, Palitana Talheti.
May Lord Rishabhadeva in Palitana make our lives as blissful as this temple. My humble pranams to all the sacred Gods and Goddesses at this holy abode of the first Tirthankar who is also known as Adinath.