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Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Shatrunjaya Giri, Palitana

  

  Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Shatrunjaya Giri, Palitana

  Location

Palitana is located in district Bhav Nagar (Gujarat). Palitana  is on the Shetrunjaya Mount at a distance of  nearly six kilometers near the city of the bank of the river Shetrunjaya. Shri Shatrunjaya Giri, Palitana is an ancient famous place of  salvation This mountain has 3800 steps. On it, there are 700 temples with summits. 7000 idols are installed in them.

Palitana Jain Temples

Amongst all the Jain temples, Palitana temples are considered to be the most sacred. Located on Shetrunjaya hills there are 863 temples, exquisitely carved in marble.The ancient name of the city of Palitana was Padliptapur. In olden times this mountain was also called Pundarikgiri. Palitana is a city of temples. Pilgrims come to Palitana, take a bath in the river, bow down to the 99 idols and cross the ocean of re-births.

The Digamber Jain temple on Shatrunjaya Teerth is an ancient temple, has 9 shrines with various Teerthankaras idols installed. On the main shrine of temple, the magnificent idol of principal deity 1008 Bhagwan Shantinath is installed, this is 42 inch in height; in Padmasana posture made of white stone  was installed in V.S. 1686.

       Palitana Jin temple

In this avasarpinikala, the temple was renovated 16 times as under.
First Renovation :     By Chakravarti Bharot, the son of Bhagawan Adinath.
Second Renovation: By the King named Dandavirya.
Third Renovation:     By Shri Ishaneshvar in the period between the times of the first and the second Tirthankaras.
Fourth Renovation:   By Mahendra of the fourth upper world (dev-loko).
Fifth Renovation :     By Brahmendra of the fifth upper world. 
Sixth Renovation:     By Chamarendra, Indra of Bhavanapatis. 
Seventh Renovation: By Sagar Chakravarti, the  second Chakravarti of the times of  Bhagawan Ajitnath. 
Eighth Renovation:   By Vyantarendra in the times of Abhinandan Swami. 
Ninth Renovation:     By King Chandrayasha in the times of Chandraprabh Swami 
Tenth Renovation :    By Chakradhar, the son of Bhagawan Shantinath in the times of  Bhagawan Shantinath. 
Eleventh Renovation: By Ramchandraji  times of Munisuvrat  Swami. 
Twelfth Renovation:   By the five Pandavas in the times of Bhagawan Neminathji. 
Thirteenth Renovation: By Sheth Javed Shah of Mahuva in the year V.S.108 
 Fourteenth Renovation : By the advisor Bahud in the times of Kumarpal in V.S.1213 . 
Fifteenth Renovation :  By Shri Samara Shah in the year  V.S.1371  
Sixteenth Renovation : By Shri Karama Shah of Chitoor.

  Management Committee : 

Shri Shatrunjaya Digamber Jain Dharmshala 
 Bhairav Pura, Place & Post Palitana, District Bhav Nagar (Gujrat) 

  Trust
  Shree Digambar Jain Siddhaksetra Sathrunjaya ji, P.O-Palitana,  District-Bhavnagar, Gujrat Pin-364270
  Shree Palitana Desha Humad Digambar Jain Mandir Trust  Phone: -02848-252547

  Accomodation:
  Boarding Lodging for 150 persons available on payment basis in Dharamshala  in the city near Mandvi.

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