At 1365 m above sea level, Parasnath Hill is the highest mountain peak in Jharkhand. It holds unique geographical as well as cultural importance. The hill is home to the one of the most sacred religious site of Jainism, a minority religion from India. In Jainism, it is believed that in this hill, twenty out of twenty-four Tirthankaras attained a state of mokṣa through meditative concentration.
It also holds spiritual significance to local tribal communities of Jharkhand who identifies it as "Marang Buru" (The Great Mountain).
Parasnath Hill is not easily accessible to Wikimedia community due to its location and difficulty in access.
This project focuses on improving the coverage of Parasnath Hill on Wikimedia projects over period of 2 years.
What will be covered under the project?
- Phase 1: Commons
- Phase 2: Wikipedia
- Phase 3: Wikivoyage
Phase 1: Commons
The project takes inspiration and help from Project Korikath which was successfully implemented in Bangladesh in 2022. There was a previous attempt in 2014 at documenting Parasnath Hill under Wikipedia Treks Sammed Sikhar under Wikipedia Treks Mountains but had limited success. Even after 10 years, this previous attempt is a sole source of usable images.
The aim of phase 1 is to capture images/videos of Parasnath Hill, temples and associated places on the hill during a day long trek; and temples and places at foothill the next day. Then upload them to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and Wikivoayge in next phases.
For details, visit Wiki Treks Parasnath Hill.
- 200 images/videos
Phase 2: Wikipedia
Writing and improving multiple articles about the Hill on Wikipedia in multiple languages, at least in 3. Illustrating them with images/video captured under Phase 1.
Phase 3: Wikivoyage
Writing itinerary on Wikivoyage in English and if possible, in other languages too. Illustrating them with images/video captured under Phase 1.