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Palitana Shatrunjay Tour Guide, India

This app guides you as you climb to the summit of Shatrunjay or as you do a virtual trip (bhav yatra) from your own home. It acts as a personal pocket audio guide during the climb with fascinating stories of the shrines on the path and the main temple complex on the summit.

The Shatrunjay Mahatirth, Palitana temples are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community. There are more than 1300 temples located on the Shatrunjaya hills, exquisitely carved in marble. The main temple on top of the hill, is dedicated to 1st tirthankar lord Adinath (Rishabdeva).


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Every religion has its focal points on the surface of the earth. In the case of Jainism, the holiest places lie not on the surface, but reaching up into the skies. Along with Mts. Abu, Girnar and Chandragiri, Shatrunjaya is one of the most sacred places for the faith. Climbing the stairs of Shatrunjaya is, for a pilgrim, the ascent to greater knowledge along the path to liberation. For a visitor, it can be a day's journey into the heart of the Jain spirituality, a passage through a new cosmology of total non-violence and devotion.