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There are in total 863 temples from base to the peak of the Shatrunjaya hill, where the Palitana temples are located. The path is climbed through 3950 steps spanning 3.5 km up the Shatrunjaya Hills. The construction of temples of Palitana spanned over a period of 900 years and was structured in two phases.

Talaja, about 32 km away from Palitana, known as the birthplace of the poet Narsinh Mehta. It also houses important sites for Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.

Shri Vishal Jain museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts, excavated idols from earlier temples, ancient manuscripts written on palm leaves.

Adinath Temple
With a slender tower over the shrine, the Adinath temple honors the first tirthankar Lord Rishabhdev of Jainism, who is said to have achieved enlightenment on this spot. Lord Rishabhdev had a sign of an Ox on his thigh and before he was born, his mother Marudeva had seen 14 dreams out of which the first was an Ox. He was the first to start the religion and thats why he is also known as ‘Adinath’.

Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Closed on: NA
Fees: Free

Jambudweep Temple
This temple has an excellent exhibit on Jain cosmology, describing the intricate divisions of the heavens and the earth, and an individual’s passage through the different stages of the universe. There is also an exhibit on Jain mathematics, for anyone intrigued by unusual systems of reasoning, whether a believer or not. It features uncommon units of measure for height, width, weight, time and so forth. The temple is open every day, with a free show every evening at 6pm.

Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Closed on: NA
Fees: Free

Shri Adeshwara Temple
This temple honors Adeshwara, one of the most important tirthankars of the Jain faith. Each tirthankar is signified by a particular animal. Here you will see friezes of dragons encircling the temple, representing Adeshwara.
 
Timing: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Closed on: NA
Fees: Free

Shri Vishal Jain Museum
At the foot of Shatrunjaya, this museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts, excavated idols from earlier temples, ancient manuscripts written on palm leaves, and an exhibit on the history of Jainism and the life of Lord Mahavira. Most of the accompanying information is in Gujarati, though some is in Hindi and occasionally English

Address: Nr. Kesariyaji Jain Dharmshala, Taleti Road, Taleti, Palitana, Gujarat – See more at:
Timing: 11:00AM to 3:00PM and 4:00PM to 6:00PMdaily.
Closed on: NA
Fees: Entry is applicable/Payable extra


Talaja
On the Shatrunjaya River, just inland from the small port town of Sartanpur, lies Talaja, about 32 km from Palitana. Best known as the birthplace of the poet Narsinh Mehta, Talaja also houses important sites for Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. Also, this place holds the importance to Buddhists as there are around 30 ancient Buddhist caves cut into rocks, with fine carving of Boddhisatva. The Ebhala Mandapa, a large hall with four octagonal pillars is the most impressive structure.

There is a notable Jain temple on a hill alongside the town. The same hill has 13 Buddhist caves carved into solid rock. The caves are around 2000 years old, and require about a 15-20 min. walk up the hill to reach them. They are of the 4th stage of Buddhist cave architecture, noticeably earlier than the famous Buddhist caves of Maharashtra.

The Hindu temple of Khodiad Mata is on the same hill, placing holy sites of three religions on the same site. You can also visit Narsinh Mehta’s house in town, though there is little of obvious note other than a marker signaling it as the house of his birth.

There are many people to visit this famous Museum in Palitana Gujarat. Transportation Facilities are available to reach Vishal jain Museum. Bhavnagar is 56 km away Private and ST buses travel to Palitana from both of these cities as well as from several others around Gujarat.