International Panchkalyanak Mahotsav 11 Feb to 17 Feb 2016, Mahamastakabhishek from 18 Feb 2016
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Shri Girnarji Siddha Kshetra Shri Bandi Lalji Digamber Jain Dharmashala Near the stairs of Shri Girnarji (Talhati), Bhavnath Shri Girnarji, Junagarh (Gujarat) Pin – 362004 Phone 0285-2621519
About Girnarji : Shri Girnarji Siddha Kshetra is the famous religious center of Jain community. Thus place is sacred & pious as it is related with 3 Kalyanka – (i) Diksha (ii) Gyan (iii) Moksha of 22nd Teerthankar Bhagwan Neminath. About 72 crore & 700 Muniraj like son of Shri Krishna – Pradyumna Kumar, Shambhu Kumar, Aniruddha Kumar achieved salvation at this place. According to Digambar Tradition, in the 2nd decade ‘Munivar Dharsena Acharya’ ‘the master of Jain Text (Ang-Gyan)’, passed on his precious knowledge to ‘Muni Pushpadanta’ & to ‘Muni Bhootbali’ in Chandra Gupha (a cave) of Girnar Hill. After getting enlighted by the invaluable knowledge they wrote ‘Shat Khand Agam’, the first ‘Shrut Skandha’. Both Muni Pushpadanta & Muni Bhootbali achieved Mantra perfection on the ‘Siddha Shila’ present on Girnar Hill. Before them Bhagwan Neminath also achieved salvation on this Siddha Shila. This place has also been visited by last Shrutkevli Acharya Bhadrabahu, Acharya Kund-Kund, Samantbhadra and many other Muniraj (Jain Saints). This Kshetra is famous as blessed land as it is related to Bhagwan Neminath’s 3 Kalyanka viz Diksha, Gyan, Moksha. This place is also famous as ‘Urjayanta Giri’.
Means of approach : By Road- Buses are available for reaching up to Junagarh from Ahemdabad and other cities of Gujarat. Auto Rickshaws from Junagarh are available for going up to Girnaar Kshetra (a distance of 6 km). By Rail- Junagarh Station (6 km from Kshetra): Nearest Airport- Rajkot (100 km).
Nearby Places : A Jain temple & Dharmashala is available at ‘Jagmal Chouk’ in Junagarh. In Junagarh – Inscriptions of Ashoka, Rajul Mahal, Nawab Ka Mahal, Museum, Mohabbat Makbara etc.