Sringeri

Main Deity – About 2 feet high stone idol of Lord Parshwanath in Kayotsarga posture. History – Sri Parshwanath Basadi (Digambar Jain Temple) is situated in the heart of Sringeri Town. This basadi was built in the memory of Mari Setty whose origin goes to one Vijayanagara Shanthi Shetty of Nidugodu village near Belur. The date […]

Jains embark on unique peace building initiatives

Secundrabad/Hyderabad, July 12, 2017: The Jains in the city have embarked on unique “peace building” initiatives. Nearly 5000 Jains will assemble at a place in Ranigunj and chant “Navkar Manthra” for 36 lakh times for world peace on July 16, under the aegis of Shri Vardhaman Sthanakvasi Jain Shravak Sangh Secunderabad. Navkar Manthra is to Jains […]

Keladi – Archaeology Museum

Jain idols & Inscriptions housed at the Archaeology Museum, Keladi, Sagar Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka, India. -Photos by Nitin H.P. (HPN@JHC), Bengaluru The Archaeology Museum at Keladi houses a couple of ruined Tirthankar idols in Padmasana, a Brahma Yaksha idol and few  Sallekhana Memorial inscriptions called as Nishadis.

Peace and Non-Violence: Inculcation of Jain Philosophies in the Youth for a Better Tomorrow

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), July 7, 2017: Governor Vajubhai R. Vala said that it was Jainism which taught us the importance of sacrifice and non-violence and it enhanced the rich heritage of India when he was talking at Chaturmasa Mangala Kalash installation ceremony at Jain Mutt at Shravanabelagola in Channarayapatra taluk on Friday. The governor gave an […]

Jain Inscription Discovered at Quilashpur

Historians discover Jain inscription at Quilashpur

Warangal (Telangana), June 22, 2017: An ancient Jain inscription has been discovered by historians in the Quilashapur fort in Raghunathapalli of Jangaon district. Local historian Reddy Ratnakar Reddy was exploring the village’s prominent historical place, when he first saw the inscription on the left wall of the fort, 15 feet from the ground. Apart from […]

Ujjain Jain Temple Panchakalyana

Ujjain: Panchkalyana ceremony begins with grand procession

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), May 31, 2017: Traditional ceremony ‘Panchkalyana’ commenced at Digambar Jain temple, Laxminagar, on Monday. Panchkalyanak is a traditional ceremony of idol consecration and is observed when a new idol is installed at Jain temples. The ceremony began with a grand procession, flag hoisting, abhishek pujan, religious discourse, purification of temple premises, Indra […]

He will be known as Jain monk who scored 99.99 percentile in Class 12

Varshil’s parents have supported the decision of their son, who got inspiration from Jain monk Shree Kalyanratna Vijayji Maharaj (32). Surat (Gujarat), June 6, 2017: A Class 12th student of Gujarat State Board who scored 99.99 percentile in Commerce stream this year is not looking for any top college to get admission. But he is […]

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 […]