India | Jharkhand

Parasnath Hill

Also known as Samet Shikhar

Parasnath Hill, a prominent Jain pilgrimage spot, is the highest mountain to the south of the Himalayas. It is located in Jharkhand at an altitude of 4,431 ft above sea level. The hill is named after Parsvanath, the 23rd tirthankar.

Besides the famous Parasnath Temple, both shwetambar and digambar Jains have their temples on the hill. It is believed that out of 24 tirthankars, 20 of them attained nirvana here.

Parasnath Hill attracts many pilgrims from different parts of India and abroad. It is about 190 km from Ranchi. Parasnath Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Updated on 29th January, 2015


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