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Mangi-Tungi Peak

Located in Nasik District, Mangi-Tungi Peak is a prominent twin-pinnacled peak with plateau in between. Mangi, 4,500 ft high, is the western pinnacle and Tungi, 4,400 ft high, the eastern. Situated about 150 km from Nasik, Mangi-Tungi is the first peak of the Sahyadris in the north.

The spot is dotted with numerous temples and is considered sacred by both Hindus and Jains. It enshrines more than 600 images of Jain Tirthankaras in several postures including Padmasana and kayotsarga. Sometimes, it is described as Siddha Kshetra, meaning a gateway to the state of enlightenment.

According to legends, Lord Krishna breathed his last and jettisoned his material body here. Krishna Kund, close to the Tungi Peak, is the spot where Lord Krishna is believed to have been cremated. Further, it is believed that Lord Ram along with over 20,000 kings and others including Lord Hanuman did rigorous penance here.

A flight of 4,500 steps lead one to the foot of the peak, which is enriched with several monuments of historical and religious prominence. Besides, there are numerous caves named after great saints such as Mahavir, Adinath and Shantinath. A major draw is a grand fair held here annually during Kartik (September-October). Mangi-Tungi is also an ideal spot for hiking.

Updated on 11th February, 2016
District: Nasik


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