Shikharji – Place of Nirvana of 20 Tirthankaras

The holy mountain of Shikharji

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A view of the Shikharji

Shikharji is a revered Jain pilgrimage site. It is believed that twenty of the twenty four thirthankaras attained Moksha from here according to the Nirvana Kanda text. It is a 44 kilometers walk on the hill to reach the holy place

Location and how to get there:

One can reach Shikharji by train. The nearest railway station is Parasnath Station which is located in Dumri Jharkhand, almost 25 km away from Madhuban. Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Durgapur is the nearest Airport near Shikharji

One can reach the summit of Shikharji by a dolee which is a convenient way to reach the summit for those who will find it difficult to trek up so long

The places of interest:

The pilgrimage on the mountain is a walk of 27 Kilometers. There are 31 shrines to be covered for the pilgrimage. The first shrine (Tonk) is reached by walking 9 Kilometers. The 9 Kilometers help you cover the other tonks and then 9 Kilometers is a walk down the mountain.

The tonks are of different Jain Thirthankars.

Places to live: There are many dharamshalas in Shikharji. Some of the contact numbers of the Dharamshalas are as below:

  • UTTAR PRADESH PRAKASH BHAVAN: Phone- 06558-232366, 232367, 232390 email:
  • SHWETAMBAR KOTHI and TEMPLE: Phone- 06558-232226, 232260. This place has a few hundred rooms for stay
  • SHRI DHARAM MANGAL JAIN VIDYAPEETH: Phone- 06558-232230, 232306
  • DIGAMBAR JAIN BEES PANTH KOTHI: Phone- 06558-232228, 232209, 232361
  • DIGAMBAR JAIN TERAH PANTH KOTHI: Phone- 06558-232231, 232292. This has a Dharamsala with over 400 rooms
  • SHASHWAT BHAWAN: Phone- 06558-232378 & 232314
  • SHRI DIGAMBER JAIN SUMTISAGAR TYAGIVARTI ASHRAM ASHRAM: Phone- 06558-232261 It has about 80 rooms
  • TRIYOG ASHRAM: Phone- 06558-232252
  • DAK BUNGLOW: Phone- 06558- 232265. Govt managed Tourist residence (on the Parasnath Hills, near 31st Tonk). Prior reservation is required from Madhuban
  • Chopda Kund Dharamshala
  • KUTCHI BHAVAN Phone 06532 32225, 06532 32226

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