Hampa Nagarajaiah bags prestigious Pampa award

Bengaluru (Karnataka), January 12, 2017: Kannada poet Hampa Nagarajaiah, popularly known by his pen name Hampana, was chosen for the prestigious Pampa Award instituted by the Karnataka government, for 2016. The Kannada and culture department announced the names of persons selected for awards instituted in various cultural fields for 2016, on Wednesday. Kannada and culture […]

Seminar & Interactive Session on ‘Samyaktva’ at Bengaluru

Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), August 5, 2016: A one day seminar & interactive session on Samyaktva has been organised at Bengaluru on 6th August 2016. The event has been organised under the guidance of Rashtrasanth Muni Sri 108 Chinmayasagar Maharaj (Junglewale Baba). It will be held near Ashapuridham (the place of Chinmayasagarji Maharaj’s Chaturmas Sadhana), Kaggalipura […]

History Created – For the 1st time ever Mahavir Jayanthi celebrated by a State Government

Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), April 19, 2016: The Government of Karnataka state created history by celebrating Mahavir Jayanthi in Bengaluru today. This is the 1st time ever in the history of independent India that Mahavir Jayanthi (Janmakalyana) has been celebrated by a state Government. It can be recalled here that the chief minister of Karnataka, who […]

Sudha Murthy presented with “Mahavir Award”

Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), April 19, 2016: Mrs. Sudha Narayanamurthy, president of Infosys Science foundation was presented with “Mahavir Award” for her life time contribution to the betterment of humanity and mankind. The award was presented in a grand Mahavir Jayanthi (Janmakalayana) celebrations held at the banquet hall of Vidhana Soudha (the seat of the state […]

Jains Pioneers of Woman Education in the World

Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), April 19, 2016: Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah, noted Kannada and Jain scholar said that Jains are the pioneers in the field of Woman education and the 1st ever woman university in the world was established in A.D. 850 by the Rashtrakuta Jain kings. He further continued to say that this University was established […]

Peace Award in the name of Lord Mahavir to be Constituted by Karnataka Government

Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), April 19, 2016: The Government of Karnataka will constitue a peace award in the name of Lord Mahavir and will be presented to an individuals who has strived hard for establishing peace and will be non sectarian. The chief minister of Karnataka Sri Siddaramaiah announced this at Mahavir Jayanthi (Janmakalyana) celebrations held […]

Sallekhana verdict: Bengaluru Jains shut down business

Bengaluru (Karnataka), August 27, 2015: Jains from all over Karnataka today converged in Bengaluru and took out a rally to express disappointment over the Rajasthan High Court’s order on Sallekhana ritual. The Jains, who control textiles, apparel and hardware business in Karnataka, closed their business establishments for a day across the state as a mark […]

Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana at Bengaluru 2015

Ananthkumar Inaugurates Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana Mahaotsava at Bengaluru

Bangalore (Karnataka), August 3, 2015: Union minister of fertilizers Sri Ananthkumar ianugurated the Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana Mahotsava of Balacharya 108 Sri Siddhasena Maharaj and 108 Muni Sri Veerasgarji Maharaj at Karnataka Jain Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion he opined that Jainism is the most sacred of all religions of the world in terms of values […]

Minority status accorded, but Jains yet to get benefits

Minority status accorded, but Jains yet to get benefits

April 19, 2015, Bangalore (Karnataka): More than a year ago after the union government accorded minority status to the Jain community, the Karnataka government is yet to include the community on the minority list and issue minority certificates. The delay has denied the community of all benefits, especially in the education sector, that come with […]

Minority status to benefit Jain students

Bangalore (Karnataka), February 1, 2014: The minority status accorded to Jain community by the Union government is expected to benefit a number of students who come from economically weaker sections, especially in rural areas in the State. Now, Jain students whose family’s annual income is less than Rs. 2.5 lakh are eligible for scholarship given […]

Jayachandra Represents Jainism at the Interfaith Deepawali Celebrations

Bangalore (Karnataka), November 17, 2013: Noted Jain & Prakrit scholar Sri M.A.Jayachandra represented Jainism at the high profile interfaith deepawali celebrations organised by Arch Bishop Bernard Moras in Bangalore. Speaking on the occasion Sri Jayachandra spoke about the importance of Deepawali in Jainism, Jain prayers and the Jains way of conduct. This event was attended […]

Siddhachakra Mahamandala Vidhana & Kalpadhruma Pooja Mahotsava at Bangalore

Bengaluru (Karnataka), November 1, 2013: A 9 days Siddhachakra Vidhana and Kalpadhruma Pooja Mahotsava has been organised at Bangalore from Sunday November 10, 2013 to Monday  November 18, 2013 by Sri Shanthinatha Sammedha Shikarji Yatra Sangha. It will held in the premises of No. 5, Sri Kuruhina Shetty Kendra Sangha, Sakamma Bhavan, new high school road, […]

One Day Workshop on Jain Studies at Bangalore

Bangalore (Karnataka), September 1, 2013: A “One day Workshop on Jain Studies” has been organised in Bangalore under the aegies of Jain University & Sumeru Foundation. The workshop scheduled to begin at 10.30 am will be presided by Dr.R.Chenraj Jain the president of Jain University Trust. Prof Jeevendhar Kumar Hotapeti, director of National Institute of […]

Bangalore Jain Directory of Email ids & Mobile Nos

Bangalore (Karnataka), June 26, 2013: “Bangalore Jain Directory of Email ids & Mobile Nos” to include all the email ids and mobile nos. of Jains in Bangalore is getting ready and is in the final stages. Members of the Jain community are requested to send the details to – Sri G.Ajith Kumar, No. 473, 8th […]

Bhattakalanka Swamiji’s Bangalore Pura Pravesha

Bengaluru (Karnataka), June 12, 2013: The pura pravesha (entering the city) programme of His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Swadi (Sonda) Jain mutt will be held on Friday June 14, 2013. A function to welcome His Holiness Swamiji for the first time to Bangalore after his pattabhisheka in February 2013 has been organised by […]

Sumeru Jain Foundation’s Inauguration at Bangalore

Bangalore (Karnataka), January 17, 2012: ‘Sumeru Jain Foundation’ will be inaugurated in Bangalore on Sunday January 20, 2013 by Prof. M.P.Prabanjankumar (principal of APS  Arts & Science College, Bangalore). Renowned Kannada scholar & writer Prof M.H. Krishnaiah (honorary president of B.M.Sri Pratishtana, Bangalore) will be the chief guest of the function. The function scheduled to […]

Digamber Jain Samaj protests in Bangalore

Bangalore (Karnataka), January 6, 2013: Condemning the recent attacks on Jain temples and monks, the Digamber Jain Samaj held a silent protest rally on Sunday at the Digamber jain temple in Wilson garden. The incidents which recently occurred in Gujarat and Karnataka, moved the community to bring the issues to the notice of the government. […]

Attack on Jain monk condemned

Bangalore (Karnataka), January 7, 2013: Members of Jain community staged a silent protest and took out a rally on Sunday in condemnation of the recent attacks on Jain temples and monks in Karnataka and Gujarat. Members said they would submit a memorandum to the state governments against such incidents, requesting them to take action and […]

‘Silent protest rally’ taken out

Bangalore (Karnataka), January 6, 2013: Members of the Digamber Jain Samaj took out a “silent protest rally” here on Sunday against what they termed as “untoward incidents” against members of the Jain community. The protesters demanded quick action against those who defaced an idol of a Jain Tirthankara at Mandaragiri hillock, an ancient Jain heritage […]