Shikharji, Parasnath Temple, Giridih
Shikharji, Parasnath Temple, Giridih

Shikharji is called as the Parasnath Temple and  is located on the  Parasnath Hills, the highest mountain range of Parasnath Range. This temple is sacred for Jains. It is believed to be the place where twenty of the twenty-four Jain tirthankaras along with many other monks attained Moksha, according to Nirvana Kanda and other texts.

Sanskrit inscriptions at the foot of the image date to 1678.

How to Reach?

The nearest railway station is Parasnath Railway Station, which is situated at Isri bazar, Dumri. Several long distance trains stop at this station.

By Airway; Nearest airport is Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Durgapur (RDP ) West Bengal and 1-hour drive from the airport.

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