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    History – This hilly land is also known as Hastisengiri. This sacred place was established by Bhagawan Adishvar’s son Bharat Chakravrati. Even today there are Charan prints of bhagawan in a small temple on the hill. Bharat Chakravati, the eldest son of Bhagawan Adinatha, attained salvation here and his elephant also observed fast unto death and attained swarga. This place is named as Hastgiri after the event of fast of the elephant. This splendid, four – mouthed, octagonal Jain temple with 72 devkulikas, with three hill – forts and a lecture – hall, was set .

    How to Reach – This sacred place is on a hill on the bank of the river Shetrunjaya. The railway station of Palitana is at a distance of 16 kilometers.

    Main Deity – White colored four faced idol of Bhagawan Adinatha.

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