Parasnath Hill or Shikharji, also known as Sri Sammed Sikharji, located in Giridih district in Jharkhand, India, is a major Jain pilgrimage destination and the most sacred place for Jains in the World. According to Jain belief, twenty of the twenty-four Tirthankaras (teachers of the Jains) attained Moksha (Nirvana) from this place. The hill with a height of 1,350 meters (4,430 ft)) make up the highest mountain in the state of Jharkhand.
Parasnath Hill is surrounded by a deep forest called Madhuvan, and it was hundreds of miles from populated areas until a few centuries ago. Now, it is accessible from nearby towns and cities through arterial roads. Motor cars or passenger buses travel along the route from Dumri to Giridih and stop at Madhuban village. The nearest railway station is at Parasnath Station on the Grand Chord. The Jains have provided rest houses and temples at the foot of the hill at Madhuban.