Navada

Main Deity – About 2 feet high marble idol of Lord Chandraprabhu in padmasana posture. History – Nawada is a part of the famous ancient Magadh division of south Bihar. The origin of the name Nawada is believed to be derived from the old persian name Nau-abadah , which means “new town” which was earlier known […]

Asuriya – Samavasarana Tirth

History : Bharuch region happens to be the place of Samavasarana (Samavasarana Bhoomi) of Lord Ajithanath, Chandraprabhu and Munisuvratanath Tirthankars. This Tirth has been set up in memory of this. Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra How to Reach : The tirth is located near Asuriya village besides the national highway 8 (NH8) while travelling from […]

Upponi Ruins, Unique Jain Connections & Beliefs

Upponi Ruins, Unique Jain Connections & Beliefs

A very thought provoking article about the Jain ruins at Upponi a village in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka its unique Jain connections & beliefs. – Article by Nitin H P The Jain ruins at Upponi, a small village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has a very unique Jain heritage with unique connections […]

Kelasuru

Kelasuru – Its History, Acharya Veerasena & Leppa Jain Idols

– Article by Nitin H P (Mapping by – Brahmananda Chipre) Kelasuru (Kelasur), a remote village in the Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar district holds a very unique place in Jainism with a prolonged history of 1300 years, it is associated with the renowned Jaina Acahrya Veeraseena and known for its unique Leppa idols. In the […]

Panchakalyana Mahotsava at Takkoda Shanthinagar

Takkoda Shanthinagar (Jamakhandi Taluk, Bagalkot District, Karnataka), February 6, 2013: The panchakalyana pratishta mahotsava at Sri Chandraprabha Swamy Digambar Jain temple to the idol of Lord Sri Shanthinath to be installed in the pinnacle (Shikhara) & Chaturmukha idol to be installed in the manastambha will be held from February 11-15, 2013 under the guidance of […]

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 […]