Jaina Bhattarakha Sammelana - Shravanabelagola

Sallekhana: Jains resolve to stop protesting against HC verdict

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), September 2, 2015: The convention of Jain seers here on Tuesday resolved to stop protesting against Sallekhana / Santhara judgement as the Supreme Court had stayed the Rajasthan High Court’s verdict on the practice. Of the 14 Jain mutts in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharasthra States, seers of 11 had participated […]

'Siddantha Mandir Temple' at Moodabidri

Moodabidri Theft – Jain Bhattarakha’s to Lead Protest Urging CBI Investigation

A file photo of ‘Siddantha Darshan Temple’ from JHC’s Collection taken on April 17, 2010 Moodabidri (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), September 30, 2013: A day long silent protest has been organised in the premises of the ancient thousand pillars temple (Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani Temple) at Moodabidri on October 2, 2013 urging the Government of Karnataka […]

Bhattarakha Tradition

There are seen five phases in the Jaina ascetism. These include Brahmacharya, Kshullakha, Ailaka,  Digambara and Aryika. These ascetics were traveling continuously from one place to another. Hence they did not require mutt, the residential place to stay permanently in a single place. In the later days a sect of ascetics called Bhattaraka (or Bhattarakha) […]

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