U.C. Riverside Announces New Endowed Chair in Jain Studies

University of California (USA), February 22, 2017: U.C. Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies Feb. 17 announced the establishment of its latest endowed chair, the Shrimad Rajchandra Endowed Chair in Jain Studies. The chair is named after renowned Indian poet, philosopher, scholar and reformer of Jain principles Shrimad […]

Jains celebrate life of Tirthankara through ‘PanchaKalyana’ fest

Karanthai (Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu), February 20, 2017: Karanthai, a remote village in Tiruvannamalai district, on Sunday celebrated the attainment of absolute knowledge by Kunthunath, the 17th Tirthankara of Jainism. It was the fourth day of ‘Pancha Kalyana’, a traditional Jain ritual in which five stages in the life of a Tirthankara are celebrated across […]

Devotees worship the idol with flowers; final touches being given to the idol made of five metals

Devotees donate to build 7-feet idol of Jain Tirthankara

Nashik (Maharashtra), February 20, 2017: Nearly 2,000 devouts have donated money, gold, and silver, which were used to create a 7-feet idol of Adinath Bhagwan, widely followed by the Jain community as the first Tirthankar or a spiritual savior. The idol, designed and sculpted by Jabalpur-based metal sculpture artist Jagdish Parihar, is now getting final touches […]

Annual Rathayatra Mahotsava Hombuja – 2017

Annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Goddess Padmavati at Hombuja from 17th-22nd March 2017

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 15, 2017: The annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi will be held with other programmes at Humcha from 17th to 22nd February 2017 under the guidance of His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji. The detailed programme Schedule is as below: 14th March 2017 – Ganadhara Valaya Aradhana at Sri […]

Pooja for carving another row of steps for Vindhyagiri Hillock at Shravanabelagola.

Work begins on alternative steps to Vindhyagiri Hillock at Shravanabelagola

ASI has taken up the project ahead of 88th Mahamastakabhisheka in 2018 Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), February 10, 2017: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday began building alternative steps to Vindhyagiri, the hillock where the 58.8-foot-tall monolith statue of Gomateshwara is located. This is fourth time in the 1,000-year history of the site […]

Monolithic Bhagawan Bahubali’s feet ceremoniously anointed at Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District), February 3, 2017: One gets spiritual bliss and peace of mind by worshipping God, said Swami Lalitakirti Bhattaraka of Karkala mutt. Swami Lalitakirti was delivering religious discourse on the occasion of anointing the feet of Bhagawan Bahubali at Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, here on Friday, February 3. The teachings of Bhagawan Bahubali […]

Yagya for world peace marks end of pranpratishtha fest

Patna January 24, 2017: At least 15,000 devotees from different parts of the country as well as abroad attended the eight-day PanchakalyanaPatna January 24, 2017: At least 15,000 devotees from different parts of the country as well as abroad attended the eight-day Panchakalyana Pranpratishtha Mahotsav that concluded at the Shakha Maidan in city’s Rajendra Nagar […]

Jain seeks blanket ban on liquor

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), January 22, 2016: Enthused by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s de-addiction drive, state power minister Paras Chandra Jain has demanded a prohibition in Madhya Pradesh. He said like Narmada Sewa Yatra, similar initiatives should be taken to remove liquor vends from river banks in parts of the state. “My personal opinion is […]

Thieves steal donation box, jewellery from Jain temple

Rajkot (Gujarat), January 21, 2017: Thieves targeted Jain temple located on a hill top — Tal Dhwajgiri Dungar — in Talaja town of Bhavnagar Thursday late night and stole the donation box besides gold and silver ornaments on the idols worth Rs 55,000. Navin Shah, one of the trustee of the Jain temple lodged a […]

INTACH to preserve two Jain Tirthankara idols in Palakkad

Palakkad (Kerala), December 16, 2016: Efforts to preserve Palakkad district’s rich Jain tradition got a boost on Saturday when the Kozhikode regional chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) undertook the task of protecting two ancient idols of Tirthankaras, found at Eswarancode, near Mundur, here. According to Jainism, a Tirthankara is […]

Jain temple pranpratishtha fest opens

Patna (Bihar), January 17, 2017: In a first in Bihar capital, an eight-day ‘Panchkalyanak Pranpratishtha Mahotsava’ opened amid singing of bhajans at the Shakha Maidan on Rajendra Nagar road number 5 on Tuesday. The Jain religious event started with a large procession of hundreds of kesariya-clad women carrying kalash on their heads. The procession originated […]

All set for Jain temple inauguration

Patna (Bihar), January 14, 2017: Thousands of Jain pilgrims from across the country and abroad will arrive here next week to participate in the eight-day religious congregation, christened ‘Panchkalyanak Pranpratistha Mahotsava’. The Mahotsava will be organised from January 17 to 24 to mark the inauguration of the newly constructed Jain temple. “The Mahotsava is being […]

Naroa villagers discover ruins of pre-Kadamba era Jain temple

Keri (Goa), January 14, 2016: Villagers of Naroa in Bicholim have stumbled upon remnants of a Jain temple belonging to the Goa Kadamba period. A pedestal of one of the stone sculptures has a one-line inscription in Nagari corresponding to 1150 AD, when Shivchitta Permadideva of the Kadamba dynasty was ruling Goa. Prakash Bhate, Sadanand […]

Kanakagiri Athishaya Mahotsava from Jan 16

Kanakagiri (Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka), January 14, 2017: The Jain committee has organised the Athishaya Mahothsava at Kanakagiri near Maleyuru village from January 16 to February 5. The festival committee has made elaborate arrangements for the event. A 18-feet statue of Bahubali would be installed. Addressing media here, seer Bhuvanakeerthi Bhattaraka Swami said, “Flower petals will […]

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ಜ. 16ರಿಂದ ಕನಕಗಿರಿ ಅತಿಶಯ ಮಹೋತ್ಸವ ಆರಂಭ – ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಮಲೆಯೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಶ್ರೀಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಕನಕಗಿರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಭಗವಾನ್‌ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆಯ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾಪನೆಗೆ ಸಿದ್ಧತೆ ನಡೆದಿದೆ. ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ: ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಮಲೆಯೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಶ್ರೀಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಕನಕಗಿರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಭಗವಾನ್‌ ಬಾಹುಬಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆಯ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾಪನೆಗೆ ಸಿದ್ಧತೆ ನಡೆದಿದೆ. ಕನಕಗಿರಿಯು ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧ ಯಾತ್ರಾ ಸ್ಥಳ. ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಏಕೈಕ ಪ್ರಾಚೀನ ಸಿದ್ಧ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ. ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ದರ್ಶನ ಪಡೆಯಲು 300 ಮೆಟ್ಟಿಲು ಹತ್ತಬೇಕಿದೆ. ಪ್ರತಿವರ್ಷ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಯಾತ್ರಿಕರು ಈ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಭೇಟಿ […]

Jyotiraditya Scindia Asks Govt to Allow Jain Monks to Defecate in Open

New Delhi, January 11, 2016: Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has written a letter to Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu to exempt Jain monks and seers to defecate in the open. In his letter, Scindia quoted a Jain community leader seeking such an exemption to ascetics who have been following this practice for centuries. In […]