Parasnath, a sacred town rich in Jain heritage, is located in Giridih District
. It is the most revered Jain pilgrim center where Lord Mahavir is said to have achieved nirvana
. Here one can see twenty Jain shrines dedicated to different tirthankaras
who achieved nirvana here, including the main Parasnath Temple. Parasnath Hill and a major shrine sacred to Santhal tribals are situated nearby.
The town of Parasnath lies on National Highway 2, a major east-west bus route. Dhanbad Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station. Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport.