Prabhas Giri - In the land of Jain Trithankara

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Prabhas Giri town is located in Uttar Pradesh in Kaushambi district, about sixty kilometres from Allahabad. The town is an important pilgrimage centre for the Jain community and attracts visitors throughout the year.

Tourist places in and around Prabhas Giri

The main attraction for the Jain community is the Bhagwan Padma Prabhu temple named after Bhagwan Padma Prabhu, the sixth Jain Tirthankar. Prabhas Giri is also a sacred place for the Hindus. It is said that Lord Krishna spent the last days on earth here in this town.

The town also has several caves to its credit. The walls of the caves are written over in the ancient Brahmi script and so they are of great historical interest.

You can combine a visit to Prabhas Giri with the nearby regions of Kara and Manjhanpur. Kara is home to several Hindu temples including Sheetla Mata temple, Chhetrapal Bhairav temple, Hanuman temple and Kaleshwar Mahadev temple. Sheetla Mata temple is situated on the banks of the river Ganga and is considered to be the biggest shaktipeeth of all the 51 shaktipeeths of the Goddess. Manjhanpur is also a famous religious destination with the Kamasin Devi temple being the main attraction.

Best time to visit Prabhas Giri

Being a religious town, Prabhas Giri attracts devotees around the year. However, the best time to visit is from October to March when the weather is mild and pleasant.

How to reach Prabhas Giri

Prabhas Giri can be reached via air, rail and road.

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