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23.91℃

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28.37℃

Distance from Mundi :

686 Km.

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Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon.

Overview

Palitana nbsp;is a city in Bhavnagar district, nbsp;Gujarat, nbsp;India. It is located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar  city and is a major pilgrimagecentre for Jains

Palitana is associated with Jain  legends and history. Adinath, the first of the Jain tirthankaras, is said to have meditated on theShatrunjaya  hill, where the Palitana temples were later constructed.

The nbsp;Palitana State  was a princely state, founded in 1194. It was one of the major states in Saurashtra, covering 777 km². In 1921 it had 58,000 inhabitants in 91 villages, generating a 744,416 Rs revenue.

Palitana is the world’s only mountain that has more than 900 temples.[ ]  The Palitana temples and whole mountain are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community, and is the world's largest Temple Complex.

There are more than 3000 temples located on the Shatrunjaya  hills, exquisitely carved in marble. In 2014, Palitana became the first city in the world to be legally vegetarian. It has outlawed, or made illegal, the buying and selling of meat, fish and eggs, and also related jobs or work, such as fishing and penning 'food animals

The best time to visit the destination is from October to march.

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