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The magical temples of Palitana, India

Listed among the most important sacred pilgrimages for the Jains, the Palitana temples are dedicated to the Jain Thirthankars. Located in Palitana in Gujarat, 853 temples were built about 900 years ago. They are the hills with the highest concentration of temples in the world.

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The mystery surrounds the authorship of these awesome temples. It is said that wealthy businessmen were the builders although it is also believed that Jain Tirthankars consecrated the temples with his visit.

The temples

The main temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabdev, the first Tirthankar. The temples were built in two phases and divided into nine separate wings; Each wing houses a central temple and the smaller temples that surround it. They are grouped into systematic groups with variation in height and space. They have four doors so that the idols are visible from all sides.

Palitana Temple

Larger temples have marble halls with towers and plenty of openings. They are surrounded by high walls. The interiors have been carved with geometric lace designs.

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Most of the temples are located in the Shatrunjaya hills. Pilgrims climb more than 3,000 stairs to pay a visit to these temples located at a height of 603 meters. During the ‘Chha Gau Teerth Yatra’, an auspicious festival that falls during February and March, devotees surround the Shatrunjaya Hills covering a distance of 216 kilometers.

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Eat and sleep

One can find several accommodation options in the city Palitana. There are cheap, mid-range and luxury hotels. The hotels are fully booked during the months of October to February and it is advisable to book a room in advance.

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There are no places to eat in the temple complex, so it is advisable to bring a backpack with food and water.

If you still want to discover more secrets of India, do not miss the wonderful city of Pushkar.

Pushkar, Calm Beauty in India

11 km north-west of Ajmer, in the state of Rajasthan, in the desert strip lies a small quiet town called Pushkar, along the shore of picturesque Pushkar Lake. Get to know us!

Lord Brahma

One of the most sacred and ancient cities of India, Pushkar is the favorite destination for thousands of tourists and devotees. Pushkar boasts of having over 400 temples, palaces and ghats that reveal a completely different picture of the city.

Pushkar India

The most important point of the pilgrimage for the Hindus, Pushkar the home of the only temple of Lord Brahma in the country, as well as in the world. Lord Brahma is known as the creator of the world, according to Hindu mythology.

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The settlement along the tranquil lake of Pushkar is of great mythological importance. According to Hindu mythology, lotus petals fell from the hands of Lord Brahma to the ground in three places, from where the water immediately sprung, and which led to the creation of three lakes; The Pushkar Lake, the Madya Pushkar and the Pushish Kanishta. Pushkar is one of those places where Lord Brahma performed “Yagna”.

Customs

Pushkar is located at a height of 510 meters, surrounded by mounds on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, or Snake Mountain, create a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar.

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The Pushkar camel festival is the best time to witness the kaleidoscopic image of this part of Rajasthan. The mutiny of colors and vivacity are made evident by dancers, camps and imposing camels.

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Thousands of Hindus from all over the world come to Pushkar to take a dip in the sacred waters of Pushkar Lake. All in all, Pushkar radiates an atmosphere of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit it again and again.

Visit Pushkar and take a look at the undisclosed part of this village that engenders tranquility through a timeless architectural legacy. And that is India, it is the destiny that has it all.