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 […]


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 We can find historical references about the presence of Jainism in Karnataka since 2nd century […]

Jain Tirthankar idol at Hanamkonda

Hanamkonda, Warangal were once Jain learning centres

Hyderabad: Based on archaeological evidences, the member of the committee on Telangana History, Ramoju Haragopal and his team found out that Warangal and Hanamkonda were once thrived as seats of Jain learning. According to the Warangal Kaifiyat (local records), Jains of Vengi region migrated to Hanamkonda on account of attacks against them. The Kakatiya Prola-II […]

Idol of Lord Bahubali at Venur

Rendezvous With Karnataka’s Jaina Trail

The more I see, the more I’m fascinated with temple architecture in India. This urge has been fuelled manifold since our taking up residence in Bengaluru a few years ago. For Karnataka is strewn with monuments that are as varied in their construction style and ornamentation as the dynasties that gave birth to them. One […]

ಬಸದಿ ಹೊಸಕೋಟೆಯ ಭಗವಾನ್ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ ವಿಗ್ರಹ.

A forgotten Jain site

Kushal V R visits the Jain shrines and other relics in Basadi Hosakote, a nondescript village in Mandya district that was a major Jain pilgrimage centre in the past. In the history of humankind, how god should be worshipped evolved into various different religions. While some of these religions have disappeared into oblivion, others flourished […]

Varuna Jain Ruins & Inscriptions