Palitana

Palitana

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Palitana is a city in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. It is located 50&nbsp;km southwest of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains.

History

As a princely state, founded in 1194 (one of the major states in Saurashtra, where there were many smaller states), Palitana covered 777&nbsp;km² and had 58,000 inhabitants (in 1921) in 91 villages, generating a 744,416 Rs revenue.

It used to be a native state of India in the Kathiawar agency of the Bombay presidency. Area, 289 sq. m.; pop. (1901), 52,856, showing a decrease of 15% in the decade. The chief was a Gohel Rajput, with the title of Thakur Sahib. Gross revenue, £42,000; tribute jointly to the Gaekwar of Baroda and the Nawab of Junagadh, £700. The capital of the state is Palitana; pop. 12,800.It was ruled by a Thakore sahib (also spelled Thakor Saheb), enjoying a 9-guns salute, of the Hindu Gohil dynasty, which received a privy purse of 180,000 Rupees at the state's accession to independent India on 15 February 1948.in paliatan there is a mahila college where very famous professor is working

Geography

Palitana is located at . It has an average elevation of 67&nbsp;metres (219&nbsp;feet).

Jain temples



The Palitana temples are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community. There are more than 1300 temples located on the Shatrunjaya hills, exquisitely...
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