In Jainism, Asthapad, a location of immense religious significance, has a specific position. It has a close connection to Lord Rishabhanatha’s spiritual journey, who is regarded as the first Tirthankara in Jain tradition. The word “Asthapad”, a Sanskrit word, means “Eight Steps” or “Eightfold Path”. The eight significant turning points or phases in Lord Rishabhanatha’s spiritual path towards Nirvana or spiritual liberation are frequently mentioned in relation to Jainism and its significance in his life. These “eight steps” stand for the road of austerity and profound spiritual development that brought Lord Rishabhanatha to the height of his enlightenment.

Asthapad, named after those eight significant phases in Lord Rishabhanatha’s life, is said to be the exact location where he attained Nirvana, the highest state of spiritual emancipation, after leading a life of severe asceticism and unyielding self-discipline. To pay their homage to this esteemed hero and participate in religious rites and rituals that commemorate his legacy, Jain pilgrims from all over the world travel to Asthapad.

People from the diverse backgrounds are drawn to this beauty and spiritually rich spot not only because of its ancient religious legacy but also the alluring breathtaking landscapes that surrounds it.