Neminath Tirthankar idol with an inscription on its pedestal.

Four Jain Inscriptions of 12th to 15th Century found at Hassan’s Dodda Basadi

Hassan, 20th January 2020: Four Jain inscriptions belonging to 12th to 15th century have been found at Hassan’s Dodda Basadi located near Devigere. These has been discovered by Mr. Nitin H P an IT professional who works as Manager – Marketing Technology at Wipro Limited, Bengaluru.The inscriptions have been found in the pedestals of Tirthanakara […]

Two Jain Inscriptions found at Samse’s Shanthinath Basadi

Found at Sri Shanthinath Basadi, Samse, Kalasa Taluk, Chikamagalur District, Karnataka. Inscriptions below to 15-16th & 19th Century. Found along the Padapeetha (pedestal) of Chavvisa (Twenty Four) Tirthanakar idol and Shrutha Skanda. Discovered by Ph.D. research student Supritha K N of Kalasa Kalasa (Chikmagalur District), 18th September 2019: Two Jain inscriptions have been found at […]

Kannada Jain Inscription of 11th Century Found in Latur District

Discovered at Karla village near Killari, Asusa Taluk, Latur district,Maharashtra Unique temple with 3 Tirthankar idols installed on a single pedestal in its sanctum sanctorum Inscription found along the pedestal on which Tirthankar idols are installed Mentions about a Digambar Jain Muni called Parshwanendu & his nature Has details of the Muni’s lineage with their […]

12th Century's Sallekhana Jain Inscription found at Harakere Village, Shivamogga District, Karnataka.

12th Century’s Sallekhana Memorial Discovered in Shivamogga District

– Nitin H P Shivamogga/Shimoga, 2nd December 2018: A 12th century’s sallekhana memorial has been discovered by R Shejeshwar, Asst. Director of Shivappa Nayaka’s fort, Shivamogga and research scholar Dr Jagadesh. The inscription has been discovered at Harakere village in front of the Nandi Basaweshwara Temple, Shivamogga taluk, Shivamogga district during a recent field. The […]

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 […]

Sri Parshwanath Idol at Makodu with Inscription

Two Ancient Jain Inscriptions of 12th-13th Century found at Makodu Village, Mysuru District

Mysuru (Karnataka), 6th October 2018: Two ancient Jain inscriptions of 12th-13th century have been found at Sri Parshwanath Swamy Basadi in Makodu village, Periyapatna Taluk, Mysuru district. Nitin H P, the founder and executive director of (JHC) has informed that, “the inscriptions are discovered during the renovation work of the temple. One of the inscriptions […]

Two Ancient Jain Inscriptions of 12th-13th Century Found at Makodu Village, Mysuru District

ಮೈಸೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಮಾಕೋಡು ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ 12-13ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದ 2 ಜೈನ ಶಾಸನಗಳು ಪತ್ತೆ

ಮೈಸೂರು, 6 ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 2018: ಮೈಸೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಹುಣಸೂರು ತಾಲೂಕಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಮಾಕೋಡು ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿನ ಶ್ರೀ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಬಸದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪುರಾತನವಾದ ಎರಡು ಜೈನ ಶಾಸನಗಳು ಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿವೆ. ”ಬಸದಿಯ ಜೀರ್ಣೋದ್ಧಾರ ಕಾರ್ಯದ  ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಶಾಸನಗಳು ಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಒಂದು ಶಾಸನವು ಬಸದಿಯ ಮೂಲನಾಯಕನಾದ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ತೀರ್ಥಂಕರ ವಿಗ್ರಹದ ಪಾದಪೀಠದಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಶಾಸನವು ಈ ಬಸದಿಯ ಸುಖನಾಸಿಯಿಂದ ಗರ್ಭಗುಡಿಗೆ ತೆರಳುವ ಬಾಗಿಲಿನ ಲಲಾಟದ ಮೇಲ್ಭಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ” ಎಂದು  ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲ ತಾಣದ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಾಹಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಹೆಚ್.ಪಿ. ನಿತಿನ್ […]

Jain Inscription Discovered at Quilashpur

Historians discover Jain inscription at Quilashpur

Warangal (Telangana), June 22, 2017: An ancient Jain inscription has been discovered by historians in the Quilashapur fort in Raghunathapalli of Jangaon district. Local historian Reddy Ratnakar Reddy was exploring the village’s prominent historical place, when he first saw the inscription on the left wall of the fort, 15 feet from the ground. Apart from […]

Varuna Jain Ruins & Inscriptions

Varuna a small hamlet situated at a distance of 12 Kms from Mysore the cultural capital of Karnataka at the outset appears just like any another village in Karnataka until we start exploring its heritage. It bears a rich heritage in terms of history and culture from the period of early Western Gangas of Talakad […]

Shravanabelagola's - Siddhara Gundu and its heritage

Shravanabelagola’s Siddhara Gundu and its Heritage

– Article & photos by Nitin H.P. A rock boulder located besides Akhanda Bagilu on Indragiri Hillock, Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Has 8 inscriptions – related to carvings on the hillock, Sallekhana memorials, visit of devotees & construction of a water reservoir. Seven Sallekhana memorials with & without inscriptions. Carvings of Jinas and a group […]

Bastimakki’s Grants Inscription – Dana Shasana

– Nitin H.P. Executive Director Highlights A Grants Inscription – also called as Dana Shasana. Mentions about Jain rituals, services  & festivals that were performed during that period  – Hâlu-dhâre – anointing an idol by milk, Ashtàhnihâ, Jïvadayâshtami, Srïpanchami. Provides information about Suparshwanath temple’s construction and 4 grants made to the temple. Inscription belongs to […]

Marasimhas - Inscription at Shravanabelagola

Marasimha’s Inscription at Shravanabelagola

– Nitin H.P. (HPN@JHC), Executive Director, Uniqueness – A Sallekhana Memorial – also called as a Nishadi. An example for a Kamba Nishadhi – Pillar Nishadi of a  King attaining Samadhi through Sallekhana. This is the 1st instance of a Nishadi inscribed on a Brahma stambha. Gives a detailed account of the king’s valour, […]

Jain Inscription found at Mallaram of Malhar mandal, in Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh.

Inscription on the last Jain temple in Telangana found

A three-faced stone inscription examined by a historian, Dyaavanapalli Satyanarayana, in Mallaram of Malhar mandal in Karimnagar district appears to indicate that it was indeed the last Jain temple in the region, also pointing out the patronage of the religion, 850 years ago. When deciphered, the inscription in Sanskrit and Telugu languages narrate how a […]

Newly Found 12th Century - Sallekhana Memorial is Karmadevaru for Locals

Newly Found “Sallekhana” Memorial is “KarmaDevaru” for Locals

– Photos & Article by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda, Harihara (Translated to English by Nitin H.P.) A Nishadi stone of 12th century has been discovered in the premises of Karmadevara Gudi at Kunchuru village in Hirekerur taluk of Haveri district in Karnataka. It has been found in the midst of shrubs in an open field at […]

Ancient Jain Inscriptions, Idols & Antiques Found at Sulugodu

Ancient Jain Inscriptions, Idols & Antiques Found at Sulugodu

Sulugodu (Arakalgudu Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka), April 7, 2015: Ancient Jain inscription, Jain idols and several other ancient antiques have been found in Sulugodu village of Arakalagudu taluk in Hassan district of Karnataka. The idols were discovered in the open fields of the village near Nandi temple. These were discovered while the field was being […]

Ancient Jain Inscription & Nishadi discovered at Honnatti village in Haveri District of Karnataka.

12th Century Jain Inscription & Nishadi Discovered at Honnatti

Honnatti (Ranebennur Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), September 10, 2014: An ancient Jain inscription and a Nishadi (Jain memorial stone) have been discovered at Honnatti in Ranebennur Taluk of haveri district in Karnataka. This was discovered by Sri Ravikumar K Navalagunda, lecture of  Kannada, Government Per-University College, Bannikod, Harihara. Ravikumar is a research scholar perusing his […]

Jains Siddhachakra Brass Kannada Inscription Discovered

Jain’s Siddhachakra Brass Inscription with Kannada Letters Discovered

Annigeri (Navalagund Taluk, Dharwad District), December 8, 2013: A Jain inscription with a Siddhachakra made of brass containing Kannada letters has been discovered at Shanthinath (earlier Parshwanath Basadi) Basadi Annigeri in Navalagund taluk of Dharwad district in Karnataka by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda. Ravikumar is a lecturer in Kannada at the government pre-university college in Bannikodu, […]

Ancient Jaina Nishadhi & rare ruined Chaturmukha Idol found at Kunchuru, Haveri District, Karnataka

Ancient Jaina Nishadi & Rare Ruined Chaturmukha Tirthankar Idol Discovered at Kunchuru

Kunchuru (Hirekerur Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), November 24, 2013: An ancient Jaina Nishadi (memorial stone) and a rare ruined Chaturmukha idol has been discovered at Kunchuru village besides the Terina Mane (chariot house) in an open air in the Hirekerur taluk of Haveri district in Karnataka by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda a lecturer in Kannada at […]

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