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GIRNAR

IMPORTANCE

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GLORY AND SIGNIFICANCE FOR JAINS

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…

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RENOVATION HISTORY OF TEMPLES

Major RenovationsNote:
All years mentioned are Vikram Samvat years.
In the 4th era of Avsarpini, King Bharat performed the 1st Renovation of Girnar..

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NATURAL BEAUTY

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 as Raivatgiri…

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ADHISHTAYAK GODS AND GODDESSES

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…

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MYSTICS AND SAINTS

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,..

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FASCINATING TALES

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 …

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SCRIPTURES

The importance of Girnar is explored in several prominent Jain Scriptures such as Shatrunjay Mahatmya and Shri GirnarMahatirthKalpa.

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CAVES

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 …

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KUND & VAAV

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 hands. …

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