It takes about two hours for the devotees to make it to the top of the hill. These footsteps were built in the thirteenth century under the guidance of Jain Minister, Vastupal. As a pilgrim, you are not allowed to carry any eatables along with you on the way up. You can drink water though. There are many water posts set up for the pilgrims to quench their thirsts on their journey to the top of the hill. You can eat only after you have climbed down off the hill. The prominent highlight over the hill is the one where there are footmarks of the Tirthankaras. There are idols of the Tirthankaras in all the shrines, which are graced with jewels.
The devotees make contributions at the leading shrine of Bhagwan Adinath. The sumptuous temple has been rebuilt and revamped many times. Initially, the temple was built in wood. It was later overhauled using marble by Udaymetha who was Siddhraj Jaisimha's minister. His heir Kumarpal further expanded the temple. Apart from these, there are various shrines devoted to Kumarpal, Samprati Raja, Vimalshah, Adinath and the Chomukh. You will also witness temples devoted to many Hindu deities here. In addition, there is also an Islamic shrine known as the Angar Pir, where women pray to be conferred with children.
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