Play to celebrate birth anniversary of Jain poet

Patna (Bihar), May 22, 2017: Famous Hindi play ‘Yugpurush – Mahatma ke Mahatma’ will be enacted at Rabindra Bhawan here on May 23 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji, a Jain poet and philosopher. The nearly two-hour long play will begin at 7.30pm. The play, directed by Rajesh Joshi and written by […]

Kallubasti

A ruined ancient Digambar Jain temple of 11th Century A.D. in Chikamagalur District, Karnataka, India. Located in the midst of Western Ghats. – Article, Photos, Video & Video Editing  – Nitin H.P., Bengaluru Karnataka has always been a hotbed of Jainism. We can find historical references about the presence of Jainism in Karnataka since 2nd century […]

Tirthankar Parshwanath idol, Somnathpur, Karnataka, India.

Somnathpur

Somnathpur / Somanathapura (ಸೋಮನಾಥಪುರ) is a town located 35 km from Mysore, Karnataka State, India. Somanathapura is famous for the Keshava templeby Somanatha, a Dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala Empire King Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major power in South India. Parshwanath Idol at Somnathpur – In the premises of this […]

Jain Idols at State Archaeology Museum, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Hassan – State Archaeology Museum

Jain idols housed at the State Archaeology Museum, Hassan, Karnataka, India. -Photos by Nitin H.P. (HPN@JHC), Bengaluru The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage since its inception in 1885 has been involved in conservation and restoration of antiques, artifacts and monuments. As a part of its activities, the department has established museum all over the […]

10th century Mahavir idol found near Vollore

10th Century Mahavira idol found near Vellore

Vellore (Tamil Nadu), April 29, 2017: A stone sculpture of Mahavira dating back to the 10th century was found on an agricultural land at Thuraiperumbakkam near Kaveripakkam on Saturday. Officials said that the sculpture was found on the land when an earthmover was removing “seemai karuvelam” trees. Revenue officials were informed and the sculpture was taken […]

Jain devotees gather in thousands for ‘deeksha’

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 27, 2017: A grand ‘shobha yatra’ was organized by Jain Shravak Sangh from Dhanson’s Lawn, Wardhaman Nagar, as part of three-day programme to mark the ‘deeksha’ ceremony of Devam Kochar (35) from Bengaluru. Thousands of Jain devotees from across the country have gathered in the city for the occasion. On the first […]

Kasamalagi to host Panchakalyana

Kasamalagi (Belagavi District, Karnataka), April 27, 2017: Kasamalagi, a hamlet in Khanapur taluk forest about 50km from the city, will host Panchakalyana Mahothsava, commemorating installation of the statue of 1008 Parshwanatha Tirthankara and the newly constructed Jain Basadi from April 28 to May 2. According to Rajiv Doddannavar, chairman of the festival committee, over 1 […]

Urban Toxin For Ancient Jain Temple in Bhopal

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), April 18, 2017: Ruins of Jain temple, dating back to Parmar era near the state capital are facing an irretrievable damage from mindless construction activity. Locals are livid over feeble attempts at conservation of the excavated ruins of temple complex, which they insist, is historically no less than Bhojpur or other famous […]

Jain Yuvak Sangh organizes cultural programme

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 16, 2017 – In connection with week long celeberations regarding Mahaveer Jayanti, a cultural programme was organized by Jain Yuvak Sangh in the premises of Shri Mahaveer Jain School, Rani Park Jammu which was witnessed and applauded by members of Jain Samaj present there. Programme started with Mahamantra Navkar followed […]

Navpada oil festival

Jain community observes nine-day long Navpada Oli festival

The fest entails observance of Ayambil tap, which includes fasting for all the nine days, spending more time praying and reading ‘Shreepal Raja No Raas’ the holy text. Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Navpada Oli, a nine-day fasting festival observed by the people of the Jain community, is taking place with a great deal of […]

Mahavir Jayanthi - 2017 Celebrations at Dimapur, Nagaland.

Jain community observes Mahavir Jayanti

Dimapur (Nagaland), April 9, 2017: Dimapur Jain community celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on April 9 with gaiety and traditional fervour. Considered as one of the most auspicious festival, Jain community undertook a grand procession accompanied by students of SD Jain School, Dimapur. On the occasion, Binod Sethi, vice president of Jain Samaj, thanked the administration for […]

Mahavir Jayanthi Celebrations at Mumbai

Abattoirs leading to nature’s wrath, says Jain Sadhu

CM says he will keep Lord Mahavir’s message in mind on environment Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Naypadmasagar Maharajsaheb, an influential Jain monk on Sunday on the occassion of Mahavir Jayanti celebrations claimed that abattoirs were the cause worldwide for nature’s wrath including Tsunami. He was speaking at the festival organised by his organisation Jain International […]

Mahavir Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour

Patna (Bihar), April 10, 2017: The Jain Sangh celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on Sunday to commemorate the birth of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism. Over 700 devotees of all age groups took part in a procession from Mithapur Jain temple to Digambar Jain Mandir near Congress Maidan to mark the occasion […]

Centuries-old Jain Basti at Bandora to get facelift

Goa, April 10, 2017: The crumbling centuries-old Jain Basti in Bandora is set to receive a touch of restorative care after a few years of neglect, as the directorate of archives and archaeology (DAA) will soon take up a project to conserve the unique monument. Jainism flourished in Goa during the Kadamba era, as its […]

Jain Yuvak Sangh Takes out Shobha Yatra

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 9, 2017: As part of Mahaveer Jayanti Celebrations, Jain Yuvak Sangh, Jammu, on Saturday organized Shoba Yatra in which members of Jain Samaj participated with great enthusiasm. Shobha Yatra started from Jain Sthanak, Jain Bazar and culminated at Nek Chand Memorial Hall, Rani Park, Jammu, while passing through Fattu Chougan, […]