According to a popular belief, Ashtapad exists in the high mountain range of Himalayas, some 160 miles ahead of Badrinath. It is believed that it was here that the first Tirthankara, Bhagwan Rishabhdev attained his salvation, Maharaja Bharat Chakravarti built a palace on the spot in the Ashtapad mountains and decorated it with diamonds.
It is believed that who visits Ashtapad attains salvation, in conformity with this belief, the Jains made a copy of Ashtapad in Hastinapur. Ashtapad means eight steps, it is 151ft tall with a diameter as huge as 108m. The height of every step is equal to the diameter. It is a beautiful sight to witness.
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