Temples in Shikarji
Sammed Shikharji Temple
Shikharji (Śikharjī), also known as Sammed or Sammet Shikharji, is one of the Holiest pilgrimage sites for Jains, in Giridih district, Jharkhand. It is located on Parasnath Hill, the highest mountain in the state of Jharkhand. It is the most important Jain Tirtha (holy place) by both Digambara and Śvētāmbara, for it is the place where twenty of the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras ( priests of Dharma) along with many other monks attained Moksha. It is one of the five principal pilgrimage destinations along with Girnar, Pawapuri, champapuri, Dilwara, Palitana and Ashtapad Kailash.
It is one of the Holiest places in Jharkhand and the most visited Jain pilgrimage site. This place is popular among the Jain followers, where twenty out of twenty-four Tirthankaras attained Moksha or Freedom from the Cycle of Rebirth. Many major festivals are celebrated in the Shikharji Temple, such as Parashvanath Jayanti, Kartik Poornima and Diwali. This place can be visited Throughout the year and during festivals.