Centuries-old Jain Basti at Bandora to get facelift

Goa, April 10, 2017: The crumbling centuries-old Jain Basti in Bandora is set to receive a touch of restorative care after a few years of neglect, as the directorate of archives and archaeology (DAA) will soon take up a project to conserve the unique monument. Jainism flourished in Goa during the Kadamba era, as its […]

Naroa villagers discover ruins of pre-Kadamba era Jain temple

Keri (Goa), January 14, 2016: Villagers of Naroa in Bicholim have stumbled upon remnants of a Jain temple belonging to the Goa Kadamba period. A pedestal of one of the stone sculptures has a one-line inscription in Nagari corresponding to 1150 AD, when Shivchitta Permadideva of the Kadamba dynasty was ruling Goa. Prakash Bhate, Sadanand […]

3 Jain sculptures from Bandora shifted to museum

Keri (Goa), February 14, 2013: Three Jain archaeological and heritage sculptures, lying in neglect at Bandora in Marcaim constituency, were shifted to the state museum in Panaji on Wednesday. Sources said the move was in the wake of a telephonic intervention from the Dhavalikar brothers who are the local MLAs. Visiting Bandora, Mangesh Sardeshpande, senior […]

Jain community ready to help restore Goa temple

Keri (Goa), November 29, 2012: Continued apathy on the part of the directorate of archaeology and archives has led to negligence of the Jain temple at Cudnem, 3km away from Sanquelim. At a recent visit to the temple, Nirmalkumar Jain Sethi, national president of the Jain Mahasabha and other members of the Jain community were […]

History of Jainism in Goa

– Nitin H.P., Bengaluru History – Goa, the smallest state of India in Known for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by hundreds of thousands of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which […]

Bandora’s Jain Basti and Khandepar caves in peril

Bandora (Goa): Overgrown with shrubs on its structure and overshadowed by a few, neat villas adjacent, the 15th century Jain Basti in Bandora is crumbling from neglect and the onslaught of natural elements. Another pre-Portuguese monument, the caves at Khandepar, also in Ponda taluka, are tottering in similar decay. “This is the state of many […]

Bandora’s Jain Basti and Khandepar caves in peril

Bandora (Goa): Overgrown with shrubs on its structure and overshadowed by a few, neat villas adjacent, the 15th century Jain Basti in Bandora is crumbling from neglect and the onslaught of natural elements. Another pre-Portuguese monument, the caves at Khandepar, also in Ponda taluka, are tottering in similar decay. “This is the state of many […]

Two-day celebration in honour of Jain ascetic

Keri (Goa), April 25, 2012: The coming weekend will see the otherwise reticent Jain community in Goa celebrate the silver jubilee of its religious leader Hiteshchandra Vijayji’s stepping into asceticism. In a rare appearance in the state, Vijayji is in Margao as part of his journey to South India. He told, “We want to change […]

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