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Parasnath

(4430 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Shikharji)

Jharkhand | India
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Parasnath is categorised as Pilgrimage


Parasnath Hill

Reasons to Visit
  • Shikharji also known as the Parasnath Hill is a major Jain pilgrimage destination and considered one of the most sacred places for Jains in the world.
  • According to Jainism, 20 out of 24 Tirthankaras attained Nirvana here.
  • Parasnath Hill at a height of 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) is the highest mountain in Jharkhand
Know It
  • Also known as Sammed Sikhar or Sammet Shikhar, the ‘peak of concentration’, because 20 out of 24 Tirthankaras attained mok?a through samadhi or meditative concentration at this location
Recommendations
  • Jain Pilgrimages of Eastern India"Parasnath or Shikharji is the most significant pilgrimage in Jainism. It is believed that twenty of the twenty-four Tirthankaras attained Moksha (Nirvana) from Shikharji. Shikharji is a standalone pilgrimage and must do for any Jain pilgrim once in a lifetime."
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Destination Ideas

  • Sammet Shikhar Pilgrimage

Festivals linked to Parasnath (Jharkhand)

  • Kundri Mela

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    Sammet Shikhar is the peak in Jharkhand that are home to Jain temples that are considered to the holiest in Jainism. The temples are approachable by a 13-14 kms trek uphill from base town of Parasnath.
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  • Ranchi ( 170 Km )

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  • Kolkata ( 320 Km )

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Dumri, Jharkhand

January
24°C / 10°C
February
28°C / 15°C
March
34°C / 20°C
April
38°C / 25°C
May
40°C / 27°C
June
35°C / 27°C
July
33°C / 26°C
August
31°C / 25°C
September
31°C / 23°C
October
29°C / 18°C
November
25°C / 15°C
December
24°C / 11°C

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Nearest Airport in Parasnath
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport ( RDP ) , Durgapur-150 Kms
Railway Stations in Parasnath
  • Parasnath Railway Station ( PNME ), Parasnath
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