A meeting with the Jaharkhand chief minister to save the Jain pilgrim site, Sammedha Shikarji, Jharkhand.

Huge Relief For Jain Community As Jharkhand Accepts Plea To Save The Holy Shikharji Hill

Ranchi (Jharkhand), 26 October 2018: The Jharkhand government has issued an official memorandum accepting to preserve the Shikharji Hill, one of the most revered spots of Jainism, as a ‘Place of Worship’. The move came after the chief minister Raghubar Das met the members of the Jain community, who had been protesting against the government’s […]

A view of Jain Pilgrim site, Sammedha Shikarji, Jharkhand.

Sanctity of Jain pilgrimage site will be maintained, assures Jharkhand government

Ranchi (Jharkhand), 24 October 2018: The Jharkhand government has assured that it would maintain the sanctity of Sammed Shikhar, a major pilgrimage site of the Jain community there, a member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) said here Tuesday. The Jain community has been expressing concern after some social media reports said the Jharkhand […]

Kazhugumalai (Kalugumalai) Rock cut Jain carvings, Tamil Nadu.

How did Jainism spread in South India? A small town in Tamil Nadu holds the answer

– Article by Mahima A Jain (Article Courtesy: Scroll.in, Images: Prof. Kanaka Ajithadoss) For the marginalised Tamil Jain community, Kazhugumalai is of great religious significance. The hillock rises along a long-forgotten trade route, one boulder piled atop another with seeming disregard to the rules of gravity. The town of Kazhugumalai (also spelt Kalugumalai) in Thoothukudi […]

Two Ancient Jain Inscriptions of 12th-13th Century Found at Makodu Village, Mysuru District

Two Ancient Jain Inscriptions of 12th-13th Century found at Makodu Village, Mysuru District

Mysuru (Karnataka), 6th October 2018: Two ancient Jain inscriptions of 12th-13th century have been found at Sri Parshwanath Swamy Basadi in Makodu village, Periyapatna Taluk, Mysuru district. Nitin H P, the founder and executive director of www.jainheritagecentres.com (JHC) has informed that, “the inscriptions are discovered during the renovation work of the temple. One of the inscriptions […]

Two Ancient Jain Inscriptions of 12th-13th Century Found at Makodu Village, Mysuru District

ಮೈಸೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಮಾಕೋಡು ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ 12-13ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದ 2 ಜೈನ ಶಾಸನಗಳು ಪತ್ತೆ

ಮೈಸೂರು, 6 ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 2018: ಮೈಸೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಹುಣಸೂರು ತಾಲೂಕಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಮಾಕೋಡು ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿನ ಶ್ರೀ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಬಸದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪುರಾತನವಾದ ಎರಡು ಜೈನ ಶಾಸನಗಳು ಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿವೆ. ”ಬಸದಿಯ ಜೀರ್ಣೋದ್ಧಾರ ಕಾರ್ಯದ  ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಶಾಸನಗಳು ಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಒಂದು ಶಾಸನವು ಬಸದಿಯ ಮೂಲನಾಯಕನಾದ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ತೀರ್ಥಂಕರ ವಿಗ್ರಹದ ಪಾದಪೀಠದಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಶಾಸನವು ಈ ಬಸದಿಯ ಸುಖನಾಸಿಯಿಂದ ಗರ್ಭಗುಡಿಗೆ ತೆರಳುವ ಬಾಗಿಲಿನ ಲಲಾಟದ ಮೇಲ್ಭಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ” ಎಂದು www.jainheritagecentres.com  ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲ ತಾಣದ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಾಹಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಹೆಚ್.ಪಿ. ನಿತಿನ್ […]

Kuchhangi

Main Deity – Black coloured stone idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha in the kayotsarga posture. History – The temple is very ancient and was constructed in the year A.D. 1180. The earlier temple was in a mutilated state, hence it was demolished and reconstructed with the renovation works completed on 5th February 1968. Guidance – Kuchhangi / […]

Rare statutes and pictures of Jain gurus on display

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), 17th September 2018: A total of 44 rare statues and their 66 pictures belonging to 6th to 17th century have been displayed for the first time in the city at Canary National Art Foundation during a 20-day-long exhibition. The exhibition organised by Digamber Jain Samaj in collaboration with Jain Museum, Digambar Jain […]

Dharmasthala Bahubali Swami Mahamasthakabhisheka to be held in February 2019

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), 10th September 2018: The 4th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava of Lord Bahubali on the Ratnagiri hill at Dharmasthala will be held in February 2019. Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade, the Dhrmadhikari of Dharmasthala has informed this while speaking to reporters after the initial preparatory meeting that was held at Dharmasthala. He further informed that […]

Memories of Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj during Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava 2006

Bengaluru (Karnataka), 2nd September 2018: Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagar Maharaj Ji breathed his last on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 3:18 am in New Delhi at the age of 51 years by undertaking the “Sallekhana” vow. He attained Sallekhana Purva Samadhi Marana. “The team at www.jainheritagecentres.com pays its homage to Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj through […]

15-year-old Jain monk to take 200-question challenge

Bengaluru (Karnataka), 31st August 2018: A 15-year-old muni from Gujarat will exhibit a rare feat of memory at Palace Grounds on Sunday: 200 questions will be posed to him at one go, which he will answer on the spot and in chronological order. To show that no challenge is too daunting for his prodigious memory, Padmaprabhchandrasagar […]

Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj Passes Away at 51 in Delhi

New Delhi, 1st September 2018: Jain monk Tarun Sagar, 51, passed away in east Delhi on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was suffering from jaundice and other ailments. The Jain Monk, who had a massive following, breated his last before dawn on Saturday. A large number of followers joined his funeral procession, which started from […]

Villagers mistake Jain Tirthankara in Karur for Murugan

Villagers mistake Jain Tirthankara in Karur for Murugan

  Chennai (Tamil Nadu), 30th August 2018: A team of Jain scholars and heritage enthusiasts recently came upon a bas relief carved out of a rock hill in a village in Karur resembling Adinatha (Rishabha), the first Tirthankara of Jains. They also found locals were worshipping the structure as ‘mottai andavar’ (Lord Murugan). “The head […]

Amid protest by Jain community,Govt calls off livestock export

Nagpur, 30th June 2018: Following protests from a section of Jain community, in a sudden development on Friday evening, the central government cancelled the export of goat and sheep from city airport due to begin on Saturday. Official sources said project has been indefinitely deferred. Dr Vikas Mahatme, leader of Dhangar community of livestock herders […]

Grandeur in simplicity

– Ashwini Jain (Article Courtesy: Deccan Herald) From atop the Bahubali hill at Karkala, the town unfolds like a masterpiece of an artist. Amidst nature, households, roads and structures; the Chaturmukha Basadi steals the limelight. The four-faceted Jain temple is situated at the centre of Karkala and gives an illusion that the entire town is […]

Jain temple inauguration at Tirupati

Tirupati, 10th February 2018:  The golden Jain temple known as Sri Brahmeshwar Parshwanath Swarn Jain Temple, the first of its kind in the whole of South India, will be inaugurated (Pran Pratishtha) at C Ramapuram near Tirupati on February 11.  The unique temple is part of the holy land of Sri Siddheshwar Teerth Brahmrishi Ashram […]

President flags off Bahubali’s 88th Mahamasthakabhisheka

  Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), 8th February 2018: President Ram Nath Kovind launched the festivities to mark the 88th Mahamasthakabhisheka (grand bath) celebrations of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola in Hassan district on Wednesday. Chief minister Siddaramaiah and other dignitaries too took part in the inaugural celebrations. The mahamasthakabhisheka or the anointing ceremony of the 57-foot-high granite […]

Aratipura – Aretippur Bahubali Swamy Mahamastakabhisheka on 3rd December 2017

Aratipura / Aretippur (Mandya District, Karnataka), November 25, 2017: The Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava of Lord Bahubali at Aratipura will be held on 3rd December 2017. The event has been organised under the Holy Guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, Shravanabelagola. Vichara Patta Kshullakha Sri Siddanthakeerthi Swamiji, Aretippur will be present and lead the proceedings. Programme […]

Ruined Tirthankar Idols - Jain Museum

Jaysinghpura, Ujjain – Jain Museum

Ruined Jain Tirthankar Idols at ‘Jain Museum’ Jaysinghpura, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. ‘Jain Museum’ was established by Shree Digamber Jain Malwa Prantik Sabha Badnagar in 1944. Archaeological assets have been collected from all over the Malwa and nearby region. There are around 560 statues in this museum.It was reconstructed and inaugurated in April 2015. It […]