Namokar Dham

Main Deity – Sri Pancha Paramesthi Idols, Lord Adinath in Padmasana are the main deites at Namokar dham. HistorySri Pancha Parameshti Mandir – This temple houses the marble idols of Panchaparameshtis in Padmasana posture. Its pinnacle (Shikar) is attractively made with paintings of Ashta Mangala (eight auspicious signs) on its inner side. The foundation stone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sri Adinath Digambar Jain Temple at Valathi


Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name : Sri Adinath Digambar Jain Temple Main Deity : About 3 feet high black coloured idol of Lord Adinath in padmasana. Temple History : Valathi/Valathy houses an ancient Digambar Jain temple dedicated to the 1st Tirthankar of Jainism Lord Adinath. It is called as Sri Adinath Digambar Jain Temple […]

The Headless Adinath idol is Runda Bhyrava at Aisoor

The Headless Adinath idol is ‘Runda Bhyrava’ at Aisoor

– Article by Nitin H P The headless ruined Adinath idol at Aisoor/Aisuru a remote village in Siddapur taluk of Uttara Kannada (Karwar) district of Karnataka is called as Runda Bhyrava by the locals. Based on the information received from some locals at Bilgi about existence of Jain antiques we started our journey towards Aisoor. […]

Panchakalyana Pratishta Mahotsava at Kabanura

Kabanura (Ichalkaranji Taluk, Kolhapur District, Maharashtra), February 6, 2013: The panchakalyana pratishta mahotsava of Lord Adinath at Kabanur will be held from February 12-14, 2013 under the guidance of Acharya 108 Sri Sunilsagarji Maharaj. His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri Jain Mutt & His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Moodabidri […]

Panchakalyana Pratishta Mahotsava at Tadasa

Tadasa (Shiggaon Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), February 6, 2013: The panchakalyana pratishta mahotsava of Lord Sri Adinath & the Chaturmukha idol to be installed in the 31 feet red coloured manastambha will be held from February 12-16, 2013 under the guidance of Muni 108 Sri Punyasagar Maharaj. His Holiness Swasti Sri Jinasena Bhattaraka Swamiji of […]


History – The construction work of the Jain temple here was completed on 5th April 1934. Along with the idols of Bhagawan Adinatha we can also find the idols of Bhagawan Bahubali and Brahma Yaksha. The idol of Bhagawan Bahubali is very attractive. How to Reach – Gubbi is situated in the Tumkur district and […]


Moodabidri (also Mudbidri), is occasionally referred to as the Jaina Kashi of South India. In all we can find 18 Jain temples at Moodabidri. With most of these temples being situated near the Jain Matha. This matha has Sri Charukeerthy Bhattarakha Swami as the chief pontiff.It has an information office for pilgrims and tourists, a […]


History – Venoor / Venur is a historical place, many relics of the past are found here. It was the capital of the Ajila kings. The Bahubali statue standing on a pair of lotus found here was installed by Thimmanna Ajila in 1604 AD. Eight Jain temples can be found here among them the Shanthinatha temple […]


History – Srirangapatna holds a unique place in the history of Karnataka and the history of Indian Independence. It was a administered in h name of Vijayanagara sovereigns by a viceroy known as Sri Rangaraya, when the imperial capital was at Chandragiri. In 1610 when Raja Wodeyar of Mysore took pocession of Srirangapatna, it was the […]


Kambadahalli is a village located at a distance of 18 Kms from Shravanabelagola, 16 Kms from the taluk centre Nagamangala and around 2 kms from the village Bindiganavile. Though located at a certain distance away from Bindiganavile Kambadahalli was considered as a part of it administratively. This place occupies a unique place in the list […]


About Swadi – The Jain mutt here is headded by Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji. Near the mutt 6 Jain temples are worth visiting. An ancient temple dedicated to Bhagwan Rishabdev is annexed to this math. The idols of Bhagwan Chandraprabh and Bhagwan bahubali are also installed in this temple. How to Reach – This […]


History – At present this temple is in a mutilated state. The walls of this temple have been constructed out of mud and is very ancient. We can also find the idol of Chaturtvishanthi Tirthankara in this temple. How to Reach – Padesur is a very small village near Navilagund and comes in the Navilagund […]

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