Varuna Jain Ruins & Inscriptions

Varuna a small hamlet situated at a distance of 12 Kms from Mysore the cultural capital of Karnataka at the outset appears just like any another village in Karnataka until we start exploring its heritage. It bears a rich heritage in terms of history and culture from the period of early Western Gangas of Talakad […]

Warangal’s strong Jainism link revealed

Carvings prove Jainism flourished in the region known for the Kakatiya dynasty. The Kakatiya dynasty has become so synonymous with Warangal that many do not know the fact that Jainism had been prevalent in the area, for a long time. In fact, historians say Warangal once flourished as a spiritual centre for the Jains and […]

Carving of Gajalakshmi on Indragiri Hillock at Shravanabelagola

Jain History Rocks

With a colossal statue of Bahubali watching over ancient hieroglyphics, Shravanabelagola holds both, surprises and shocks for history buffs Karnataka has a lot to offer the road-trip enthusiast: there’s the ancient temple town of Hampi; Badami, the site of cave temples carved out of sandstone; and then, there’s the lesser-known Shravanabelagola, a place of religious […]

Doorway to Jaina history

-Article by: T.S. Subramanian Photos by : K. Bhagyaprakash At Artipura / Aretippur in Karnataka the ASI unearths a Jaina centre that flourished during the time of the Gangas and the Hoysalas. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN It is hard not to relish the sights along the way to Kanakagiri, a granite hillock at Artipura village in […]

A Jain footprint in South India

– Article & Images by Kamala Thiagarajan Wandering monks once made their home in South India, leaving behind an ancient legacy in the heart of the wild It is, without a doubt, one of the most desolate places I have visited and yet there is a wild, windswept beauty here that is at once ethereal […]

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 […]