Varshitap Parnas in Palitana

Venue :

Palitana,  India 

As a prayer for the better health and heavenly abode of GuruPrem, thousands of followers and Sadhu Bhagvants (Jain Monks) vowed to do Varshi-tap (year-long penance) last year.

This rigiorous penance includes alternating upvaas (fasting) and beshnu (two restricted meals a day) all-year long. It was a momentous occasion as all the thousands Tapasvis (ascetics) simultaneously had their Parnas (breaking of the fasts) in a disciplined event attended by Monks and Devotees alike in large numbers.