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 (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 pays its homage to Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj through […]

15-year-old Jain monk to take 200-question challenge

Bengaluru (Karnataka), 31st August 2018: A 15-year-old muni from Gujarat will exhibit a rare feat of memory at Palace Grounds on Sunday: 200 questions will be posed to him at one go, which he will answer on the spot and in chronological order. To show that no challenge is too daunting for his prodigious memory, Padmaprabhchandrasagar […]

Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj Passes Away at 51 in Delhi

New Delhi, 1st September 2018: Jain monk Tarun Sagar, 51, passed away in east Delhi on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was suffering from jaundice and other ailments. The Jain Monk, who had a massive following, breated his last before dawn on Saturday. A large number of followers joined his funeral procession, which started from […]

Villagers mistake Jain Tirthankara in Karur for Murugan

Villagers mistake Jain Tirthankara in Karur for Murugan

  Chennai (Tamil Nadu), 30th August 2018: A team of Jain scholars and heritage enthusiasts recently came upon a bas relief carved out of a rock hill in a village in Karur resembling Adinatha (Rishabha), the first Tirthankara of Jains. They also found locals were worshipping the structure as ‘mottai andavar’ (Lord Murugan). “The head […]

Amid protest by Jain community,Govt calls off livestock export

Nagpur, 30th June 2018: Following protests from a section of Jain community, in a sudden development on Friday evening, the central government cancelled the export of goat and sheep from city airport due to begin on Saturday. Official sources said project has been indefinitely deferred. Dr Vikas Mahatme, leader of Dhangar community of livestock herders […]

Jain temple inauguration at Tirupati

Tirupati, 10th February 2018:  The golden Jain temple known as Sri Brahmeshwar Parshwanath Swarn Jain Temple, the first of its kind in the whole of South India, will be inaugurated (Pran Pratishtha) at C Ramapuram near Tirupati on February 11.  The unique temple is part of the holy land of Sri Siddheshwar Teerth Brahmrishi Ashram […]

President flags off Bahubali’s 88th Mahamasthakabhisheka

  Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), 8th February 2018: President Ram Nath Kovind launched the festivities to mark the 88th Mahamasthakabhisheka (grand bath) celebrations of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola in Hassan district on Wednesday. Chief minister Siddaramaiah and other dignitaries too took part in the inaugural celebrations. The mahamasthakabhisheka or the anointing ceremony of the 57-foot-high granite […]

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