Posted by : Sandeep August 30, 2012

Mangi Tungi is a famous pilgrimage center of Jain religion. It is located in Nasik district of the state of Maharashtra.  Mangi Tungi is a twin-pinnacled peak and is one of most sacred places in Jain religion. It also holds significance from Hindu point of view as according to mythology Mangi Tungi is considered to be the place where crores of ascetic saints including Ram, Hanuman, Sugriv, Neel Nal, Mahaneel etc gained the salvation. Thus the place is also referred as Siddha Shetra.
About 4500 steps take you to Mangi Tungi peak which is abundant with many religious and historical temples and monuments. Many caves named after the Jain Tirthankaras like Mahavir, Shantinath, Adinath, Parshava etc are situated there.  Many idols and sculptures of Tirthankaras are found in those caves. Besides there are some inscriptions carved on the idols and walls of the caves which date many centuries back. 
There are about nine caves at Mangi peak. The first cave contains a 3.5 feet high idol of Bhagavan Mahavir. Besides, there are numerous stone idols and sculptures carved on the walls of the cave. One of the caves houses the idol of Adinath. Many other idols and sculpture carved in the caves are in Padmasan and Khadgasan posture. Tungi peak also houses some caves containing the idol of Hindu gods and Jain Tirthankaras as well. Besides Bhilwadi village situated at the foot of Mangi Tungi peak is home to several Jain temples built about 200 year ago. Parshwanath Jain Temple and Adinath temple some of the Jain temples situated in the village.
Mungi Tungi can easily be reasched from the Nasik city in Maharashtra.Private cars and taxis can be hired from Nasik to reach here.Nasik railway station is connected to Mumbai,Pune,Aurangabad and many cities of the state.

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