Kallubasti

A ruined ancient Digambar Jain temple of 11th Century A.D. in Chikamagalur District, Karnataka, India. Located in the midst of Western Ghats. – Article, Photos, Video & Video Editing  – Nitin H.P., Bengaluru Karnataka has always been a hotbed of Jainism. We can find historical references about the presence of Jainism in Karnataka since 2nd century […]

Renovation of Sri Parshwanath Jain Temple at Makodu

Download high res posters in Kannada & English for distribution and putting up in temples The Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain temple at Makodu, a silent village in the Periyapatna taluk of Mysuru district is in a very dilapidated condition and demands immediate attention of the community. The preparations are under way for the renovation of […]

Navagraha Tirth Varur

Navagraha Tirth Varur

History : Navagraha Teertha is a Jain pilgrim centre located at a distance of 18 Kms from Hubli along the Bengaluru-Pune national highway besides Varur Village. The temple features a 61 feet (18.6 m) tall monolithic idol of the Shri 1008 Bhagavan Parshvanatha and the smaller statues of the other 8 Jain teerthankaras. The statue […]

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 […]

Let our monks defecate in the open: Jain group to MP govt

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), May 1, 2016: A group representing Digambara Jains has approached the Madhya Pradesh government seeking exemption for their monks to defecate in the open, which they say is the ascetics’ way of life. The Digambara and Shwetambara are the two main sects of of the Jain order, which account for 0.4 % of […]

Sri Sahasraphani Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain Basadi, Shanthigiri, Horanadu.

Horanadu

Heritage Centre Type : Tirtha Kshetra Temple Name : Sahasraphani 1008 Sri Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain Temple Temple Type : Digambar Temple Main Deity : Lord Parshwanath Trithankar Temple History : This temple was built in the year 2003. The idol of Sahasraphani 1008 Sri Parshwanath Tirthankar was installed on 8th May 2003 under the guidance of […]

Kanakagiri

Kanakagiri, situated about 53 Kms away from Mysore, bears a very ancient history in the map of India in general and Karnataka in particular. It is described in the ancient works as Hemanga Desha and to where Bhagawan Sri Mahavira visited the place in his sojourn or Sri Vihara in South India. The samavasarana is […]

Digambara Asceticism

In the Digambara Ascetism the monks are known as Muni or Muni Maharaj. They are organized in two different sanghas or groups which are known after the master of the group or Acharya. The one who wants to renounce the world on religious grounds, begins to qualify successively for the 11 basic vows. He starts […]