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 […]

Acharya Sri PushpadanthaSagarji Maharaj arrives at Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala, Karnataka, 3rd February 2019: The Mahamasthakabhisheka, a religious bathing ritual for the 39-feet tall Bahubali statue located at Dharmasthala in Karnataka will be held next week. Speaking to media personnel, the Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala temple, Sri Veerendra Heggade, informed that more than three million devotees from across the country and abroad, are expected […]

Dharmasthala Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka from 9th-18th February 2019

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 3rd February 2019: The Mahamasthakabhisheka, a religious bathing ritual for the 39-feet tall Bahubali statue located at Dharmasthala in Karnataka will be held from 9th to 18th February 2019. Speaking to media personnel, the Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala temple, Sri Veerendra Heggade, informed that more than three million devotees from across the country […]

Jain Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj arrived at Dharmasthala for the Bahubali-Mahamastakabhisheka 2019.

Acharya Sri VardhamanSagarji Maharaj arrives at Dharmasthala

  Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 31st January 2019: Acharya 108 Sri VardhamanaSagarji Muni and his group of disciples arrived at Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala – ahead of Mahamastakabhisheka at Dharmasthala in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district on February 9 – to a grand reception on Thursday. D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari and other members of Mahamastakabhisheka organising committee, received them […]

Dharmasthala Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka - 2019 Preperations

Preparations on for Dharmasthala Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 30th January 2019: The count down has begun for Mahamastakabhisheka at 39-feet tall Bahubali at Rathnagiri in Dharmasthala. The ritual will be held between February 9 to 18. 400 to 500 people can stand in the scaolding at a time for abhisheka. Two separate lifts have been arranged to carry people and goods […]

200 lakes across state to be developed

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), January 3, 2019: The fourth Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali that gets under way at Ratnagiri from February 9 will see t he launch of new ‘jana kalyana’ programmes, said D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala. This practice was started with the first anointment ritual in 1982 with the launch of […]

62 Feet Scaffolding to be Constructed

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), January 3, 2019: With little over a month left for the fourth Mahamastakhabhisheka for Lord Bahubali at Ratnagiri, preparations for the ceremony are under way in full swing. The second day of the New Year saw D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, commence one of the important rituals in this […]

Bahubali Panchamaha Vaibhava to be cornerstone of fourth mahamastakhabhisheka

Dharamsthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), January 2, 2019: Life of Lord Bahubali in the form of ‘Bahubali Panchamaha Vaibhava’ will be centrepiece of rituals at the fourth mahamastakhabhisheka that gets underway at Ratnagiri of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala from February 9. With senior Jain munis – Vardhamanasagar and Pushpadantasagar – guiding the 3-day anointment rituals of the 39 feet […]

Jains plan drought-free project in two districts

Bengaluru (Karnataka), December 16, 2018: As part of its efforts to mitigate the water crisis across drought-prone states in India, members of the Jain community in Karnataka will work towards making Raichur and Yadgir districts drought-free. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the state government and the state chapter of the Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rare statutes and pictures of Jain gurus on display

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), 17th September 2018: A total of 44 rare statues and their 66 pictures belonging to 6th to 17th century have been displayed for the first time in the city at Canary National Art Foundation during a 20-day-long exhibition. The exhibition organised by Digamber Jain Samaj in collaboration with Jain Museum, Digambar Jain […]

Dharmasthala Bahubali Swami Mahamasthakabhisheka to be held in February 2019

Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), 10th September 2018: The 4th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava of Lord Bahubali on the Ratnagiri hill at Dharmasthala will be held in February 2019. Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade, the Dhrmadhikari of Dharmasthala has informed this while speaking to reporters after the initial preparatory meeting that was held at Dharmasthala. He further informed that […]

Memories of Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj during Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava 2006

Bengaluru (Karnataka), 2nd September 2018: Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagar Maharaj Ji breathed his last on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 3:18 am in New Delhi at the age of 51 years by undertaking the “Sallekhana” vow. He attained Sallekhana Purva Samadhi Marana. “The team at www.jainheritagecentres.com pays its homage to Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj through […]

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