One of the spiritual milestones that we achieved in 2021 is to do a full family jatra (pilgrim) to Shatrunjay tirth.
Palitana is the topmost pilgrimage of Jainism. Rarely there may be a Jain who has not travelled to Palitana once in his life-time .
In fact Palitana is that pilgrimage where the divinity of the gods can be seen in every direction.
There are more than 1300 temples located on the Shatrunjaya hills, exquisitely carved in marble.
The main temple on top of the hill, is dedicated to 1st tirthankar lord Adinath (Rishabdeva).
The path advancing from the foot of the mountain (called taleti) to the temple of shri Aadinath Bhagwan at the top of the mountain is approximately 4 km long.
On its way, there are about 3750 steps to climb. We started the journey to the top around 7:15 am by putting him in a dolli (swing).
We kept entertaining him all through the journey also we had to give him some screentime to distract and stop crying for a while. After some time he did walk along when he was bored.
After Reaching the top all the family members did the jain rituals of worshipping the main 5 idols of the tirth. It felt so blissful to be able to do this with power of togetherness.
While coming back he slept in the swing and so we swiftly came back in very less time as the journey downwards is more easier compared to when you climb upwards.
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