Kasamalagi to host Panchakalyana

Kasamalagi (Belagavi District, Karnataka), April 27, 2017: Kasamalagi, a hamlet in Khanapur taluk forest about 50km from the city, will host Panchakalyana Mahothsava, commemorating installation of the statue of 1008 Parshwanatha Tirthankara and the newly constructed Jain Basadi from April 28 to May 2. According to Rajiv Doddannavar, chairman of the festival committee, over 1 […]

Kannada Jaina Sahitya Samelana, Belagavi

Constitute Jain Kannada Sahitya Parishat, says poet

Belagavi (Karnataka), January 9, 2017: Veteran poet and former district judge Jinadatt Desai strongly advocated constituting Jain Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KJSP) in the State with the specific objective of promoting Jain literature in Kannada language. Speaking at the one-day ‘Kannada Jain Sahitya Sammelana’ organised by Dakshin Bharat Jain Sabha (DBJS), coinciding with the valedictory of […]

Jains protest against Rajasthan HC decision on “Santhara”

Belagavi (Karnataka), August 24, 2015: The “Samasth Jain Samaj” has demanded that the Prime Minister intervene immediately to ensure that the religious rights and interests of Jains were well protected by all the three pillars of democracy. As part of the nationwide protest by Jain communities against the recent judgment of the Rajasthan High Court, […]

Ban on Sallekhana; Belagavi Jains to organize large peace rally

Belagavi (Karnataka), August 22, 2015: Expressing dissatisfaction to the recent verdict of Rajasthan high court that banned Santhara/Sallekhana, a centuries old religious belief of Jains by equalising it with suicide, the Jain community in Belagavi, which is in considerable number will hold large peace rally in city on Monday. Thousands of Jains will take part […]

Parshwanath Idol handed over to Jain Samaj-Belgaum

Belgaum (Karnataka), September 18, 2013: The ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath that was recovered underneath the groud at Hindalga village near Bauxite road (at around 12:30 pm on September 15, 2013) around 3.5 Kms from Belgaum city in Karnataka has been handed over to the Jain samaj by the district administration. The Jain Samaj took […]

Ancient Lord Parshwanath Idol found near Belgaum

Belgaum (Karnataka), September 15, 2013: An ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath in standing posture (Kayotsarga) has been found at Hindalga village near Bauxite road (at around 12:30 pm on September 15, 2013) around 3.5 Kms from Belgaum city in Karnataka. The idol measuring about 3 feet 6 inches  is flanked by Dharanendra Yaksha and Padmavati […]

Panchakalyana Pratishta Mahotsava at Belgaum

Belgaum (Karnataka), February 6, 2013: The panchakalyana pratishta mahotsava of the newly built temple of Lord Sri Padmaprabhu Swamy Digambar Jain temple with manastambha will be held from February 18-20, 2013 under the guidance of Muni 108 Sri Gnanasagarji Maharaj. Programme Schedule: February 18, 2013: Garbhavatarana Kalyana February 19, 2013: Janmakalyana, Rajyabhisheka & Deekshakalyana February […]