Parasnath is categorised as Pilgrimage
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
- 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
- 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."
- Nearest Airport -Durgapur (150 kms), Bodhgaya (160 kms), Gaya (160 kms)
- Nearest Railway Station - Parasnath
- Parasnath is an Ex-Kolkata Getaway
- Parasnath is connected by Day train with Kolkata
- Parasnath is connected by Overnight train with New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad
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