The steps leading to Mandaragiri Hill

Mandaragiri’s Jain Heritage Rediscovered

– Nitin H.P. You go in search of something, but you stumble upon completely different. It is much more prevalent in history and leads to a different set of discoveries. Here is one such instance of the research conducted by Dr. D.V.Paramashiva Murthy (a professor at Tumkur University, Tumkur) and his team at Mandaragiri, a […]

Kunigal

History – The Chandranatha Swami temple built of stone is said to have been constructed in the year 1690 A.D. The maintenance and the administration of the temple is being looked after by the H.P.Nemirajaiah Jain Trust. How to Reach – Kunigal is a taluk centre located at a distance of 43 Kms from Tumkur, the […]

Tovinakere

History – The Chandranatha Swami temple built of stone is said to have been constructed in the year 1690 A.D. The maintenance and the administration of the temple is being looked after by the H.P.Nemirajaiah Jain Trust. How to Reach – Tovinakere is a small village in the Koratagere taluk of Tumkur district. It has got […]

Moodabidri

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 […]

Venoor

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 […]

Dharmasthala

History – Dharmasthala also called as ‘Kuduma’ in the early pages is an important and famous place of pilgrimage in Karnataka. It is situated near the river Nethravathi. The place has picturesque sourroundings. It is a centre for Jaina, Shaiva and also Vaishnava religious culture. There is situated the Chandranatha Basadi the place of worship and […]

Gudibande

History – We can find two Jain temples at this place. They include the temple of Bhagawan Parshwanatha and the temple of Bhagawan Chandranatha. The Parshwanatha temple is said to be have been constructed around A.D.1190 here we can find the stone idol of Parshwanatha in the kayotsarga posture. The Chandranatha temple is also very […]

Narasimharajapura

About Narasimharajapura (N R Pura) – There are 6 Jain temples at this place. 1) Chandranath temple;2)Parsvanath swami temple;3) Jawalamalaini templeThis place is famous for the miraculous Sasan devi Jwalamalini. The people visit this place to fulfill their vows. 4)Shantinath temple; 5) Math temple and 6) kshetrapal temple.The Samantbhdra Gyanpeeth and Ashram are here. This is […]