Mangi-Tungi

Mangi-Tungi


Mangi-Tungi

Mangi-Tungi is a prominent twin-pinnacled peak with plateau in between, located near Tahrabad about 125 km from Nasik, Maharashtra, India. Mangi, 4,343 ft (1,324 m) high above sea level, is the western pinnacle and Tungi, 4,366 ft (1,331 m) high, the eastern. There are numerous temples and is considered sacred in Jainism. It enshrines images of Tirthankaras in several postures including Padmasana and kayotsarga.

Sometimes, it is described as Siddha Kshetra, meaning a gateway to the state of enlightenment. Around 4,500 steps lead to the foot of the peak, which is enriched with several monuments of historical and religious prominence. Besides, there are numerous caves named after great Tirthankaras such as Mahavira, Adinath, Shantinath and Parshvanath. A grand fair is held here annually during Kartik (September–October) where people visit in large numbers to witness festival. There are many inscriptions on idols, most of them are not clear due to deterioration with time. Many idol installed in V.S. 651 are here. Many inscriptions on rocks of the Adinath and Shantinath caves here are in Sanskrit Language.

Distance from Anjaneri: 153 KM

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