Picture Postcards related to Jain Basadis & Idols of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts released by Department of Posts

Mangalore (Karnataka), 12th October 2019: The Karnataka Postal Circle, Department of Posts & Communications. Govt. of India released picture postcards related to ten different ancient Jain idols and Basadis of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts on the occasion of KARNAPEX2019 at Mangalore. KARNAPEX is a four days state level philately exhibition being organized at Mangalore […]

Karnataka Itihasa Academy’s 33rd Annual Conference at Hombuja

Hombuja, 5th October 2019: The 33rd annual conference of Karnataka Itihasa Academy will be held from 18th to 20th October 2019. The conference being organized under the aegis of Hombuja Jain Math will be attended by over 300-350 delegates. The delegates will be presenting research publications related to Karnataka’s history, culture and inscriptions. “Itihasa Darshana” […]

North Karnataka Floods: Material Distributed by Jain Community

Yernal (Belagavi District, Karnataka), 15th August 2019: Flood relief material has been distributed by the Jain community to the victims of North Karnataka Floods. The material was distributed by His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola Jain Math; His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math in the presence […]

Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah

Prof. Hampana Chosen for President’s Certificate of Honour

New Delhi, 15th August 2019: Renowned Kannada & Jain scholar Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah (popularly called as Hampana) has been chosen for the coveted President’s certificate of Honour for his contribution to classical Kannada language. This distinction is conferred on persons once a year on the Independence Day (15 August) in recognition of their substantial contribution […]

Ancient Jain Tirthankar Idols found at Hirehatti Holi

Hirehatti Holi (Khanapur Taluk, Belagavi District, Karnataka), 11th August 2019: Ancient Digambar Jain Tirthankar Idols were found at Hirehatti Holi village in in Khanapur Taluk of Belagavi/Belagaum District, Karnataka, India. They were found on 11th August 2019 while the soil was being dug. 1 Chaturmukha Tirthanakar idol & 5 Tirthankar idols (1 stone idol in […]

North Karnataka Floods – Rs. 35 Lakhs Donation from Shravanabelagola Jain Math

Rs. 25 Lakhs towards purchasing food & Medicine. Rs. 10 Lakhs towards Chief minister’s Relief fund. His Holiness SwastiSri Charukerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji to Visit flood-affected areas. Shravanabelagola, 11th August 2019: With an intent of supporting the victims of North Karnataka flood Shravanabelagola Jain Math will be donating Rs. 35 Lakhs. Rs. 25 Lakhs will be […]

Karnataka Floods – Hombuja Jain Math Extends its helping Hand

Hombuja, 11th August 2019: The The recent floods across Karnataka and particularly in North Karnataka has been very devastating and has affected the lives of lakhs of people cutting across all sections of the society. The situation of the people around the Krishna river basin has been furthermore devastating. In response to this the Government, […]

ASI’s Disregard towards Preserving Hombuja’s Panchakuta Basadi

Hombuja (Shivamogga District), 20th July 2019: Heartland of Jainism, land of Santharas, holy abode of Goddess Padmavati, Hombuja is one such Jain heritage sites that is sought after by historians, researchers, travelers and Jain devotees. The ancient Panchakuta Basadi or the Pancha Basadi one of the main temple’s at hombuja being maintained by the Archaeological […]

Traces of Jainism Found in Ethiopia

Bengaluru (Karnataka), 28th June 2019: Jains are businessmen since time immemorial and had their transactions spread the world over. They constructed Jain temples/basadis at the places of their residence for their daily darshana. The traces of Jainism found at Kosmi Caves in Kenya and at Cambodia are one of the best examples in this regard. […]

Madurai, 25 year old Jain woman takes sanyas

25-year-old Jain woman takes sanyas

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), 25th February 2019: A 25-year-old Jain community woman took her first step towards attaining nunhood by distributing her worldly possessions here on Sunday. Kajal Kumari of Nakoga Plaza near Dhanappa Mudali Street was taken on a chariot in a procession, which witnessed singing of devotional songs and dance. Ms. Kumari danced on […]

Ujjain: Jain seer Durlabhmati Mataji underlines importance of soul

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), 17th March 2019: Jain seer Durlabhmati Mataji underlined the importance of the soul during her discourse on Saturday. She said that soul is most powerful thing in the world. She was delivering sermons during shri siddhchakramahamandal vidhan at Lakshimi Nagar located Mahavir Digambar Jain temple. On the fourth day of the vidhan, […]

Ujjain: Shri Siddhachakra Mahamandal ritual begin at Jain temple

Ujjain (Madhya Paradesh), 14th March 2019: Shri Siddhachakra Mahamandal ritual started at Shri Mahaveer Digamber Jain temple under the guidance of seer Durlbhamati Mataji on Wednesday. Routine worship started in the temple in the morning in which devotees participated. After rituals the seer delivered sermon in the temple and threw light on importance of ‘siddhchakra’. […]

Pran Pratista performed to Jain temple in Vijayawada

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), 11th March 2019: The ritual of Pran Pratista was performed by the Jain society at Sri Sambhavnath Bhagawan temple in the city on Sunday. The pran pratista was held at the renovated Sri Sambhavnath temple located in Marwari temple street and also to the newly constructed Sri Sambhavnath Bhagawan temple in Vatturivari […]

Jain monk embraces death through ‘Sallekhana’

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 19th February 2019: Nispruha Sagar Muni Maharaj,75, attained Samadhi through ‘Sallekhana’ at Kuteera of Jain seers near Sri Chandranatha Swami Basadi in Dharmasthala on Tuesday. He was on Sallekhana Vratha (a religious practice of voluntarily fasting to death by gradually reducing the intake of food and liquids) from Monday. According to Jainism, it is […]

Dharmasthala Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka - Drone Shot

Jain muni talks about importance of attaining spiritual bliss

Dharmasthala (Dakshina District, Karnataka), February 18, 2019: Foregoing the temptations posed by materialistic life is the only way to achieve spiritual bliss, opined Sri Prasannasagara Muni Mharaj. In order to come out of all miseries and lead a life of contentment, one needs to imbibe the spirit of Bahubali, he said, addressing a sea of devotees […]

May the fruits of anointment rituals reach Pulwama martyrs: Heggade

Dharmasthala (Dakshina District, Karnataka), February 18, 2019: Curtains came down on three-day anointment rituals of the 39-feet tall monolith of Lord Bahubali on Ratnagiri here on Monday with a prayer that benefits of the rituals reach the martyrs of February 14 Pulwama attack. The use of saffron brought from Kashmir on the opening day of […]

Curtains down on Mahamastakabhisheka

Dharmasthala (Dakshina District, Karnataka), February 18, 2019: With the offering of ‘Kumkumotsava’, ‘Kankana Visarjane’ and ‘Torana Visarjane’, the Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagavan Bahubali at Ratnagiri in Dharmasthala was completed on Monday evening. Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade and his family members initiated the anointing ceremony with 1,008 kalashas. As the statue of Bahubali took dierent hues – […]

Jain Pooja - Vajrapanjara Aradhana Rituals

Vajra Panjara Aradhane rituals performed

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 6th February 2019: Vajra Panjara aradhane in connection with Mahamastakabhisheka or Lord Bahubali was held at Sri Chandranath Swami basadi at Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala on Tuesday. Acharya Sri Vardhaman Sagarji, Acharya Sri Pushpadantha Sagarji, their disciples, mathajis, D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Hemavathi Heggade, his wife, Anitha Surendra Kumar, Supriya Harshendra Kumar, Shraddha Amith […]

Laser show, grand cultural procession to mark Dharmasthala Mahamastakabhisheka

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 30th January 2019: A 15-minute laser show ‘Bahubali Ithihasa’ will be the main attraction of the 10-day anointment of Lord Bahubali that gets underway at Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala from February 9. Minister for irrigation, Kannada and Culture D K Shivakumar will inaugurate the laser show that will be staged every day, on February […]

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