Situated on the Parasnath Hill, the most noteworthy mountain in the province of Jharkhand, in an inland piece of provincial east India, of the Giridih region of Jharkhand, Shikharji is one of the holiest journey locales for Jains. It is accepted that here is the place where twenty of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras had accomplished moksha (as such, independence from the pattern of resurrection), alongside a few different priests which makes it one of the most significant and sacred locales for Jain Tirthas. Shikharji ascends to a stature of 1,350 m accordingly making it the most noteworthy mountain in the state.
The Shikharji sanctuary is a profoundly strict site for Jains as it is accepted that twenty of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras had achieved moksha at this area. The icon in the sanctuary goes back to the eighteenth century, yet a few bits of the sanctuary are recently built. The journey to the sanctuary is likewise viewed as a significant piece of one’s strict life.
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Best Time to visit: November to February is the best time to visit.
Peak Season: November to February.
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearest significant air terminals incorporate the air terminals of Ranchi, Patna and Kolkata.
- By Rail: The closest railroad station is Parasnath station which is around 23 km away from the base town.
- By Road: One may benefit NH 2 to arrive at the base town. On the off chance that one is originating from Delhi, it is around 1,150 km, and from Kolkata, it is around 350 km. The absolute nearest significant towns and urban areas incorporate Kolkata, Asansol, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Patni, among others.
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