Some of us may never get to India, enjoy these beautiful photos of Jain Temples in Palitana, India…
THE JAIN PILGRIMAGE CENTER
THE MARVEL OF JAINISM AND THE RELIGIOUS ART
The Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Mount Shatrunjaya, by the city of Palitana, in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. The city of the same name, known previously as Padliptapur, has been nicknamed “City of Temples”. Along with Sammet Shikhar, earlier in Bihar state, now of Jharkhand, the two sites are considered the holiest of all pilgrimage places by the Jain community. As the temple-city was built to be an abode for the divine, no one is allowed to stay overnight, including the priests. Every Jain believes that a visit to this group of temples is essential once in a life time to achieve nirvana or salvation.
The Jain’s sacred site of Shatrunjay contains hundreds of Palitana temples. There are approximately 863 marble-carved temples on the hills.
This PDF link: Palitana_JainArt has the complete article and all of the beautiful images of Palitana temples and the city with some very interesting history about Jainism.