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 […]

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 We can find historical references about the presence of Jainism in Karnataka since 2nd century […]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

Navada

Main Deity – About 2 feet high marble idol of Lord Chandraprabhu in padmasana posture. History – Nawada is a part of the famous ancient Magadh division of south Bihar. The origin of the name Nawada is believed to be derived from the old persian name Nau-abadah , which means “new town” which was earlier known […]

Sri Adinath Digambar Jain Temple at Valathi

Valathi

Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name : Sri Adinath Digambar Jain Temple Main Deity : About 3 feet high black coloured idol of Lord Adinath in padmasana. Temple History : Valathi/Valathy houses an ancient Digambar Jain temple dedicated to the 1st Tirthankar of Jainism Lord Adinath. It is called as Sri Adinath Digambar Jain Temple […]

Navagraha Tirth Varur

Navagraha Tirth Varur

History : Navagraha Teertha is a Jain pilgrim centre located at a distance of 18 Kms from Hubli along the Bengaluru-Pune national highway besides Varur Village. The temple features a 61 feet (18.6 m) tall monolithic idol of the Shri 1008 Bhagavan Parshvanatha and the smaller statues of the other 8 Jain teerthankaras. The statue […]

Asuriya – Samavasarana Tirth

History : Bharuch region happens to be the place of Samavasarana (Samavasarana Bhoomi) of Lord Ajithanath, Chandraprabhu and Munisuvratanath Tirthankars. This Tirth has been set up in memory of this. Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra How to Reach : The tirth is located near Asuriya village besides the national highway 8 (NH8) while travelling from […]

Sri Sahasraphani Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain Basadi, Shanthigiri, Horanadu.

Horanadu

Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name : Sahasraphani 1008 Sri Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain Temple Temple Type : Digambar Temple Main Deity : Lord Parshwanath Trithankar Temple History : This temple was built in the year 2003. The idol of Sahasraphani 1008 Sri Parshwanath Tirthankar was installed on 8th May 2003 under the guidance of […]

Gommatagiri

Gommatagiri in an anceint Jain Heritage Centre near Mysore famous for its monolithic statue of 16 feet high Sri Gommateshwara situated at the top of a hill called Shravana Gudda.The standing snakes with their hoods om either side of the statue are very attractive and unique of the Gommata sculptors seen in India.Though we cannot […]

Shikohpur

Main Deities – The Pancha Balayati Tirthankar idols are the prime attractions of this place. It has the idols of Lord Mahavir (15′ 3″ feet high), and 9′ 3″ inches high idols of Lord Vasupujya, Mallinath, Naminath and Parshwanath. History – The ancient Jain heritage centre Nandanvan has been converted into a spiritual center at […]

Mulluru

History – One of the most ancient Jaina centres of Kodagu, Mulluru is in Somwarpet taluk.  This place seems to have been the capital of the Kongalvas, who were the subordinates of the Cholas.  There are three basadis of Parswanatha, Shanthinatha and Chandranatha.  The Parswanatha basadi was built by Poccahha, the queen of King Kongalva […]

History of Jainism in Goa

– Nitin H.P., Bengaluru History – Goa, the smallest state of India in Known for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by hundreds of thousands of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which […]

Vallimalai

The history of Vallimalai dates back to 9th century A.D. We can find five inscriptions here that belong to the period of Rachamalla II (or Rajamalla II) of the Western Ganga Dynasty. The inscriptions are carved in Tamil, Grantha & Kannada languages. These inscriptions establishes the connection between Tamil Nadu & Karnataka. One of the […]

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