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Digambar Jain temple Shri Girnar

  

  Location

 Shri Girnar Tirth is 5 kms from Junagarh District of Gujarat. Junagarh is connected by rail to Rajkot. Girnar Hill is a mountain range 3100 feet high from the sea-level near Junagarh  at a distance of 327 km from Ahmedabad. The five peaks of Girnar are topped by 866 intricately carved stone temples. The temples situated on the mountain make its top look like a village of temples. There are roughly 8,000  steps from the  trailhead to the last temple on the highest peak.

  Girnar Hill is a famous Jain sidhh kshetra and a holy pilgrimage for both Jainism and Hinduism. The nearby Gir Forest is sanctuary for the famous Asiatic Lions.

 The Jain temples at Girnar attract devotees of both Shwetambar and Digambar sects of Jainism. The Neminath Temple is the main attraction of Girnar. It was built during 1128 AD to 1159 AD. The main temples are of Lord Neminath, Mallinath temple and Rishabhadev Temple. Baghwan Neminath temple is the greatest temple on Girnar.

   Neminath Temple

  The 22nd Tirthankara  Neminath  became an ascetic after he saw the slaughter of animals for food on his wedding. He renounced all worldly pleasures and came to Mount Girnar to attain salvation. Here, Bhagwan Neminath reached the highest state of enlightenment, Keval Gyan and Moksha, after great austerities.

  In the rectangular Neminath temple  there is an  idol of Lord Neminath in black granite with jeweled eyes. There are quadrangle courtyards, corridors and other shrines in the temple. The pillars are adorned with intricate carvings of Jain Tirthankars. The ceilings bear carvings and sculptures of Dancing Goddesses. His bride -to be also followed his path of salvation and founded the Sandhvi Sangh. 

          
   Girnar jain temples

 Digambar Jain temple is a famous sidhh kshetra
on the top of Girnar hill

  Mallinath temple

 The Mallinath temple of the 19th Tirthankar Mallinath was constructed by Vastupal and Tejpal  in 1231 AD. The idol of Bagnwan Mallinath  is shown in blue color

  Rishabhadev Temple, situated nearby, is in golden color.

  Another Jain temple in the region is the Parshwanath Temple. It was built in the 15th century.

  Tonks

 There are 5 tonks on the hill. One has to climb 4400 steps to reach first tonk; 900 steps from 1st to 2nd tonk; 700 steps fron 2nd to 3rd; 2500 steps for 3rd to 5th and 1499 steps from 1st to sahartaramavan. 3rd to 4 th tonk is to be covered on natural way climbing the stones.
 First Tonk:  The first Tonk is that of Tirthankar Neminath. After climb of about 2 miles, one could see a digamabar jain temple and a cave called rajulmati cave where Rajulmati has done penanace and tap at this place. There is samll temple where 120 cms idol of Bhagwan Bahubali  and footprints of kundkund Acharaya. In the temple, the idol of Bhagwan Neminath 
(Vikram 1924) is on the main vedi. The idols of Parsvanath and neminath are also there. There is stream called gomukhi ganga and nearby the footprints of 24 tirthanakaras are available

 Second tonk: The second Tonk is that of Shree Ambaji. After 900 steps there are  the footprints of muni Anirudhhkumat and temple of Devi Ambika

  Third tonk:  The third Tonk is called 'Oghad Shikhar' where the foot-prints of Lord Neminath have been ceremoniously installed. Here the footprints of Muni Sambukkumar are installed, who attained nirvana here. 

  Fourth tonk: Here the footprints of pradhyman kumar-son of lord krishna are installed who attained nirvana from this place.

 Fifth tonk:   Here the footprints of Bhagwan Neminath are installed and an digamabar idol of Bhagwan neminath on this tonk.

 Trust

 Shri Bandilal Digamabar Jain Dharamshala; Shri girnar (junagarh) Gujrat
             Shree Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Girnar Ji,
             Girnar, District Junagarh (Gujrat) Pin-362001
             Phone-0285-2654108, 2621519

  Tourist Information Centers  
    1.   Tourist Information Center, 216-217, Kanishka Shopping Plaza, Ashok Road, 
          New Delhi-Phone No 011-23368371
   2     Gujrat state Tourist information centre.
          Gandhinagar : - Nigam Bhawan, 
          Sector 16, Gandhinagar - 382016 Ph. 02712-22523 
 Accomodation: Boarding Lodging for 500 persons available on payment basis. 


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