200 lakes across state to be developed

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), January 3, 2019: The fourth Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali that gets under way at Ratnagiri from February 9 will see t he launch of new ‘jana kalyana’ programmes, said D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala. This practice was started with the first anointment ritual in 1982 with the launch of […]

62 Feet Scaffolding to be Constructed

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), January 3, 2019: With little over a month left for the fourth Mahamastakhabhisheka for Lord Bahubali at Ratnagiri, preparations for the ceremony are under way in full swing. The second day of the New Year saw D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, commence one of the important rituals in this […]

Bahubali Panchamaha Vaibhava to be cornerstone of fourth mahamastakhabhisheka

Dharamsthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), January 2, 2019: Life of Lord Bahubali in the form of ‘Bahubali Panchamaha Vaibhava’ will be centrepiece of rituals at the fourth mahamastakhabhisheka that gets underway at Ratnagiri of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala from February 9. With senior Jain munis – Vardhamanasagar and Pushpadantasagar – guiding the 3-day anointment rituals of the 39 feet […]

Parshwanath Tirthankar Jain temple before renovation, Makodu, Mysuru, district, Karnataka.

Restoring Heritage Sites

Vestiges Pooja Mahesh writes about a collaborative effort to save the Jain Heritage sites of the state. Home to many artefacts, archaeological and architectural wonders, it is of little wonder that several of these reflect the rich heritage of the country. There are various structures such as buildings, monuments, artefacts, spaces and precincts that are […]

Jains plan drought-free project in two districts

Bengaluru (Karnataka), December 16, 2018: As part of its efforts to mitigate the water crisis across drought-prone states in India, members of the Jain community in Karnataka will work towards making Raichur and Yadgir districts drought-free. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the state government and the state chapter of the Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), […]

12th Century's Sallekhana Jain Inscription found at Harakere Village, Shivamogga District, Karnataka.

12th Century’s Sallekhana Memorial Discovered in Shivamogga District

– Nitin H P Shivamogga/Shimoga, 2nd December 2018: A 12th century’s sallekhana memorial has been discovered by R Shejeshwar, Asst. Director of Shivappa Nayaka’s fort, Shivamogga and research scholar Dr Jagadesh. The inscription has been discovered at Harakere village in front of the Nandi Basaweshwara Temple, Shivamogga taluk, Shivamogga district during a recent field. The […]

The steps leading to Mandaragiri Hill

Mandaragiri’s Jain Heritage Rediscovered

– Nitin H.P. You go in search of something, but you stumble upon completely different. It is much more prevalent in history and leads to a different set of discoveries. Here is one such instance of the research conducted by Dr. D.V.Paramashiva Murthy (a professor at Tumkur University, Tumkur) and his team at Mandaragiri, a […]