Parasnath is a mountain peak in the Parasnath Range. It is located towards the eastern end of the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, India.[2]. The hill is named after Lord Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara.[3]

View of shikharji from road towards parasnath railway station.JPG
View of the mountain peak from the road towards Parasnath railway station.
Highest point
Elevation1,370 m (4,490 ft)
ListingList of Indian states and territories by highest point
Coordinates23°57′48″N 86°07′44″E / 23.9634°N 86.129°E / 23.9634; 86.129Coordinates: 23°57′48″N 86°07′44″E / 23.9634°N 86.129°E / 23.9634; 86.129[1]
Parasnath is located in Jharkhand
Location of Parasnath peak in Jharkhand
LocationGiridih, Jharkhand, India
Parent rangeParasnath Range
Easiest routeHike

On the mountain, there are the Shikharji Jain temples, an important tirthakshetra or Jain pilgrimage site.[4].For each Tirthankara there is a shrine (gumti or Tonk) on the hill.[5]

Highest point in JharkhandEdit

At 1365m Parasnath is the highest mountain peak in the state of Jharkhand, and is theoretically intervisible (by direct line of sight on a perfectly clear day) with Mount Everest over 450 km to the north[6]. It is easily accessible from Parasnath railway stationThis is one of the most holy and revered site for the Jain community . It is a major pilgrimage site . out of 24 thirthankaras of jains 20 got nirvana on parshvnath Hills.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Parasnath Hill
  2. ^ "Official website of the Giridih district". Retrieved 7 March 2012.
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  4. ^ "Shikharji." Jain V. Accessed 26 May 2012
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  6. ^ "View from Mt. Everest looking south". Retrieved 14 October 2018.