It is next to impossible to lay out the greatness and glory of Shatrunjay Tirth (Palitana). Likewise,
it is difficult to do the same for Girnar Tirth, which is considered to be the 5th peak of Shatrunjay Tirth. Our sages of the
past too have sung glory of Girnar in various scriptures…
In the present Avsarpini, Shri Bharat Chkravarti, son of the first Tirthankar Rushabhdev,
organized a sangh to Raivatchal. On the way they stopped at Mount Shatrunjaya, where he arranged to renovate the
everlasting Shatrunjaya Tirth. After the renovations had been made, the Sangh traveled towards Girnar, then known
Many souls have attained the correct path owing to the inconceivable effect of the great shrine of Girnar.
Such souls upon becoming celestial beings, work for the upliftment and protection of Girnar in order to partially repay the debt
of such benevolence of this shrine…
The glory of Girnar has been sung in every religious order in various ways. It has been a place of faith
for all religions including Hindus, Muslims, Jains and others. Enroute the Parikamma (circumambulation) of the Girnar hills are
visible a number of breathtaking views of that of streams, trees,..
There are many caves and hidden secretive places in the glorious mountains of Girnar, due to which one
can deduce that the Girnar mountains are quite hollow in many spots. Many saints, spiritual gurus, self realized sages, mystics,
spiritual seekers, tantric ascetics and noble souls …
After going a few steps further south of the Malla temple, there is way beneath a huge rock where
one can bend down and pass through the hollow space similar to that of a burrow. There, idols of Rajul and Rahnemi
(brother of Lord Neminath) which are approximately 1.5 to 2 feet tall have been …
The Bheem reservoir is quite large. It is about 70 feet long and 50 feet wide. It appears to have
been made in the fifteenth century. Even in the scorching heat of the summer, the water in this reservoir remains cold.
In one of the walls of this reservoir, one can see stone carvings of a Jain idol and a male and female devotee with folded