Katpady

Heritage Centre Type: Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name: 1008 Sri Vardhaman / Mahavir Swamy Digambar Jain Temple Temple Type: Digambar Temple Main Deity: Lord Vardhaman Mahavir Trithankar Location: Katpadi/Katpady is situated at a distance of 8 Kms from Udupi.

Kargal Road

Heritage Centre Type: Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name: 1008 Sri Chandranath Swamy Digambar Jain Temple Temple Type: Digambar Temple Main Deity: Lord Chandranath Trithankar Location: This temple is situated along the Kargal main road from Jogfalls to Kargal in Shimoga district of Karnataka.

Kapu

Heritage Centre Type: Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name: 1008 Sri Dharmanath Swamy Digambar Jain Temple Temple Type: Digambar Temple Main Deity: Idol of Lord Dharmanath Trithankar in Kayotsarga posture.

Janakal

Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name : Sahasraphani 1008 Sri Neminath Swamy Digambar Jain Temple Temple Type : Digambar Temple Main Deity : Lord Neminath Trithankar Temple Details: This temple has the idol of Lord Neminath Tirthankar as the main deity. The idol of Goddess Padmavati over here is said to be miraculous. Location: […]

The temple ruins are located at Punchavayal, near Panamaram, in Kerala's Wayanad district.

Old Jain shrine in Wayanad in ruins due to ASI apathy

– Article & Photos Courtesy: Anjana Menon, Manorama Online A Jain Temple likely constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries during the Hoysala reign in present-day Karnataka region is now in ruins, unprotected and abandoned though ironically a signboard of Archeological Survey of India (ASI) stands at the entrance declaring it to be a protected monument and legal action […]

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 […]

Jinanathapura / Jinnathapura

Jinathanathapura / Jinnathapura is situated at a distance of two Kms from Shravanabelagola. It is found behind the Chandaragiri hillock at Shravanabelagola and one can gain access to it by receding the Chandragiri hillock from its rear side or on foot through a walk way behind the Akkana Basadi. There is also an alternative route […]

Amminabhavi

History – Called as ‘Ammayyana Bhavi’ in the inscriptions,it was rulerd by the royal dynasties of Karnataka namely the Rashtrakutas and Kalyana Chalukyas. Amminabhavi flourished as one of the main Jain centers during their period. Further more it was an Agrahara ruled by 400 Mahajanas during the period of Vijayanagara rule.The basadi of lord Neminatha here […]

Chamarajanagara

History – We can find two Jain temples at Chamarajanagara. Both the temples have the idols of bhagawan Parshwanatha as the main diety. One temple is situated near the private bus stand called as the Vijaya Parshwanatha temple. The idol, of Bhagawan Parshwanatha here is about 5 feet high in the padmasana posture. An inscription […]

Bangalore / Bengaluru

History – Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka and was the capital of princley Mysore from 1831. A popular story is narated on the origin of the present name. hoysala Viraballala had to satiate his hunger with boiled green beans, served by an old poor woman during a hunting expedition to this place. After the food […]

Bhandari Basadi

It is the largest temple seen in the town at Shravanabelagola and is built at different stages in different times. It measures 266 feet X 78 Feet. It bears Garbagriha, Antarala, Sabhamantapa and Mukha Mantapa constructed in simple architectural style. There is a long row of 24 prophets of 3 feet height in Kadgasana filling […]

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