Kartik Poornima is an important religious day and considered as a very auspicious day for
Jains. According to Jainism , Adinath , the first tirthankara sanctified the hills by visiting it to deliver his first sermon.
According to Jain texts, millions of sadhus and sadhvis have attained salvation on these hills.
Thousands of Jain pilgrims flock to the foothills of Shatrunjay hills of Palitana (Gujarat)
on the day of Kartik Poornima to undertake the auspicious yatra (journey). Also known as the Shri Shantrunjay Teerth Yatra, this walk is an important religious event in
the life of a Jain devotee, who cover 216 km of rough mountainous terrain by foot to worship the Lord Adinath temple atop the hill.
This year Kartik Purnima was celebrated on November 6, 2014
Bhagavan Paraswanath Procession