Jain Temples in Palitana, Gujarat. Palitana is the world’s only mountain that has more than 900 temples. These temples are sacred to people of Jain faith. These temples were built by generations of Jains over a period of 900 years, from the 11th century onwards. From the foot of the hill to the top there are 3,800 and odd stone steps cut to facilitate climbing. The temples are exquisitely carved in marble.