Vadanbail

Main Deities – Idol of Lord Parshwanath in padmasana posture and idol of Goddess Padmavati. About Vadanbail – Vadanbail in a small village located in the midst of Western Ghats besides Jogfalls in Sagara taluk of Shimoga/Shivamogga district. Temples at Vadanbail Sri Padmavati Basadi – This temple has the idols of Goddess Padmavati and Lord Parshwanath. This […]

French Diplomat Meets Jain Muni Vidyasagarji Maharaj - Vows to be Vegetarian

French diplomat vows to turn veggie after meeting Jain muni

  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), 28 October 2018: Moved by Jain seer Acharya Vidyasagar’s philosophy of vegetarianism, French ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler has pledged to turn vegetarian. Alexandre Ziegler had visited Khajuraho on Thursday, along with his wife and two daughters. While taking a tour of the famed temples, he expressed his interest to meet […]

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 […]

Sri Parshwanath Idol at Makodu with Inscription

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 […]