Kundadri Hill is a famous and appealing hill range in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is an extension of the arresting Western Ghats and is known for housing an ancient Jain temple. Atop the hill, there’s a 17th-century Jain shrine dedicated to Parshawanatha, the 23rd Jain Teerthankara. Kundadri Hill is a religious site for the followers of Jainism and is flocked by the locals and tourists alike.
It Is Known For:-
1) Kundadri Hill is a ’Hill from Heavens’ in Shimoga. According to the folklore, this hill was visited by a Jain sage over 2000 years ago.
2) The Jain saint built a shrine for the 23rd Teerthankara using the marble. Later on, this entire shrine was refurbished by the personal funds of an affluent philanthropist from Mumbai.
3) It has a vast and now a refurbished idol of Parshawanatha and houses idols of the other Jain saints as well.
4) Apart from being a religious site, this hill also serves as a perfect trekking destination for many trek lovers.
Best Time To Visit:-
Kundadri Hill is a major tourist site and is flocked by numerous Jain devotees on a huge scale. Though it can be visited during any time of the year, the best time for marking the presence is on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.
Kundadri Hill lies in the region of Shimoga. It is well-connected with the roadways and railways. Visitors can reach Kundadri Hill by hiring the service of the local transit that is available on a frequent basis.
Nearest Railway Station:- Shimoga Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Mangalore Airport
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