New Delhi: Just like there are vegetarian people in the world, in the same way, the number of non-vegetarians is also high. But do you know that there is a city in this whole world where there is a complete ban on non-vegetarian food. Yes, this is the only city in the world where people are completely vegetarian. Actually that city is not many but in Gujarat, India. Let us tell you that there is a city in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, which is the only vegetarian city in the world, not only this, but the government here has declared this city as a complete vegetarian. Non-vegetarian food is completely banned in this city. So let’s know about this city with this unique thing…
Here is the world’s only vegetarian city
As told to us, Palitana city is located in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, which is the only vegetarian city in the world. Actually there is a hill of Shatrunjay Nama in Palitana. You will be shocked to know about this hill that there are more than 3000 temples on the top of this hill. In this, the main temple was built in 1618 AD, whose name is ‘Chowmukha Temple’. Which is dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. Please tell that this is the biggest temple of Palitana. This temple has a different religious significance, which is considered a lot even today.
cleanest city in the world
For information, let us tell you that Palitana is also considered to be the purest city in the world. Yes, it is illegal to kill any animal here. Even in this city you will not find an egg, let alone meat. If someone is found selling eggs or meat, it is not good. Please tell that a large number of Jain followers live in this city. In such a situation, there was a demand for the closure of slaughterhouses in the city for a long time. In the year 2014, when the saints started a hunger strike, the government had to bow down and they completely banned non-vegetarian food here.
Palitana is a town in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. It is located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage center (“shashwat tirth”) for Jains. It is the first of the two vegetarian cities in the world. pic.twitter.com/onU0l6plxJ
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made strict laws
Yes, after the hunger strike of the saints, there was a complete ban on non-vegetarian food in this city. The city’s slaughterhouses were closed. Apart from this, a strict law was made, so that such activities could not take place even secretly in the city. The city also has Kumarpal, Vimalshah and Samprati Raj temples. All these temples are built of marble stones. Which is a wonderful piece of architecture. Let us tell that Jain temples were built here between 11th to 12th century. The city of Palitana is said to be the holiest city of Jain followers. Here you will not even see a piece of meat far and wide.