Palitana is not only India but the world’s first vegetarian city
Animal killing is completely prohibited in Palitana, Gujarat
Palitana city of Gujarat is the holiest place of Jainism.
First Vegetarian City: India is a country of diversities, which is known worldwide for its civilization and culture. You must have traveled within the country and abroad. But have you ever seen a city that is completely vegetarian? But there is such a city where animal killing is completely prohibited. That’s why this city is called vegetarian city. You will be happy to know that this city is not anywhere else but in India only. Yes, there is a city in Gujarat located in the western part of India named ‘Palitana’ which is a completely vegetarian city. Not only consumption of non-vegetarian food but also its sale is strictly prohibited in this entire city.
Palitana city is the most sacred place of Jainism. Acharya Gurmeet Singh Know about this city from. After all, how and when Patilana city of Gujarat became a vegetarian city.
How Palitana became a vegetarian city
A large number of followers of Jainism live in Palitana city. That’s why he demanded the government to sell non-vegetarian here and stop killing animals. For this, about 200 Jain saints did a hunger strike. He not only went on hunger strike but told the government that if eating and selling non-vegetarian food is not banned in this city, he will sacrifice his body. After this, in the year 2014, the government completely banned animal killing in this city. After which this city became the first vegetarian city in the world.
That’s why Palitana city is special
The city of Palitana is situated in the south-west at a distance of about 50 kilometers from Bhavnagar in the state of Gujarat. More than 900 temples are situated on a single mountain in this city which is a record in the world. For the people of Jainism, the city of Palitana and the temple situated on the mountain of the city are very important from the religious point of view. That’s why this city has been considered the most sacred pilgrimage center of the Jain community and the largest temple complex in the world. The importance of this city increased even more because the originator of Jainism and the first Tirthankar Rishabhdev (Adinath) had visited the city of Palitana.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 16, 2022, 18:37 IST
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