Parasnath Hills are a range of hills located in Giridih district of Jharkhand. The highest peak is 1350 metres. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centre for Jains. They call it Sammed Sikhar. The hill is named after Parasnath, the 23rd Tirthankara. Twenty of the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras attained salvation on this hill. According to some, nine Tirthakaras attained salvation on this hill. For each of them there is a shrine (gumti or tuk) on the hill. Some of the temples on the hill are believed to be more than 2,000 years old. However, although the place is habited from ancient times, the temples may be of more recent origin. The Santhals call it Marang Buru, the hill of the deity. They celebrate a hunting festival on the full moon day in Baisakh (mid April).
How to Reach:
Parasnath does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Ranchi Airport. Parasnath 103 km away Ranchi Airport (IXR), Ranchi, Jharkhand Parasnath 117 km away Gaya Airport (GAY), Gaya, Bihar
You can easily get regular trains to Parasnath from other major cities of the country. Railway Station(s): Parasnath (PNME)
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