Jain Pilgrimages


Information on the Jain Pilgrimages

Jain Temples of East :

1. Pawapuri (Bihar):

Place where Bhagwan Mahavira attained Nirvana.
Nearest Airport: Patna- 90 Km
Railway Station: Pawapuri Road

2. Parasnath Hill (Bihar): Parasnath Temple

20 Tirthankaras attained Nirvana here.
Nearest Airport: Dhanbad- 66 Km
Railway Station: Gomoh- 28 Km

3. Rajgir (Bihar):

Vishwa Shanti Stupa. Also Jain Temples.
Nearest Airport: Patna- 125 Km
Railway Station: Rajgir

4. Vaishali (Bihar):

Birthplace of Bhagwan Mahavira. It is also associated with Bhagwan Buddha.
Nearest Airport: Patna- 55 Km
Railway Station: Hajipur- 35 Km, Muzaffarpur- 37 Km

Jain Temples of North :

1. Bawanganja (Madhya Pradesh):

Jain pilgrim centre, has a 22m.(72ft.) high statue in the rock face.
Nearest Airport: Indore - 170 Km
Railway Station: Barwani - 10 Km

2. Jain Kanch Mandir, Indore (Madhya Pradesh):

Nearest Airport: Indore
Railway Station: Indore

3. Muktagiri (Madhya Pradesh):

It has 52 Jain temples.
Nearest Airport: Bhopal-220 Km
Railway Station: Betul- 97 Km

4. Mount Abu (Rajasthan): Dilwara Jain Temples

Nearest Airport: Udaipur- 185 Km
Railway Station: Abu Road- 27 Km

5. Ranakpur (Rajasthan): Jain Temples

Nearest Airport: Udaipur- 90 Km (via Gogunda)
Railway Station: Udaipur- 90 Km

6. Rishabdeoji (Rajasthan): Temple of Rishabdeoji, Jain Tirthankara

Nearest Airport: Udaipur- 65 Km
Railway Station: Udaipur- 65 Km

7. Kampil (Kampilya) (Uttar Pradesh): Jain Mela in March.

Nearest Airport: Kanpur- 180 Km
Railway Station: Karimganj- 10 Km

Jain Temples of South :

1. Kolanupaka (Andhra Pradesh): Jain temple of Bhagwan Mahavira.

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad- 60 Kms
Railway Station:Hyderabad- 60 Kms

Jain Temples of West :

1. Junagadh (Gujarat): Girnar Temples

On Girnar hill are marble shrines sacred to Jains.
Nearest Airport: Keshod- 36 Km
Railway Station: Junagadh

2. Khumbariya (Gujarat): Important Jain pilgrim centre

Nearest Airport: Ahmedabad- 198 Km
Railway Station: Palanpur- 65 Km

3. Palitana (Gujarat):

There are 863 Jain Temples on Shatrunjaya Hill
Nearest Airport: Bhavnagar- 62 Km
Railway Station: Palitana

4. Taranga Hill (Gujarat): Important Pilgrim Centre

Nearest Airport: Ahmedabad- 138 Km
Railway Station: Mehsana- 60 Km

5. Bahubali (Maharashtra):

A pilgrim centre with huge figure of Bahubali.
Nearest Airport: Belgaum- 143 km
Railway Station: Halkanangale- 11 Km, Kolhapur- 32 Km