Jain statues from Rayagada, Odisha

Odisha Museum to house 10th century Jain idols found in Rayagada

Bhubaneswar, July 7, 2015: Seven 10th Century Jain idols recovered from Biripada village under Muniguda Tehsil in Rayagada will find place in Odisha State Museum here in the capital city soon. The district administration had informed the state Archaeology department to take the recovered items into their possession. As of now, six idols have been […]

Centre Grants 5 Crores for Light & sound show at Udayagiri & Khandagiri

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), November 12, 2013: After hanging fire for several years, the proposed light and sound show at the historic Khandagiri and Udayagiri Jain heritage sites here has finally seen light of the day. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has given its consent and Centre sanctioning Rs 5 crore last month. The Sun Temple […]

Restoration hope for Jain relics

Behrampore (Odisha): In absence of any government response to save the Jain architecture and monuments in Murshidabad, many of them around one-and-a-half century old and depicting a fusion of Jain and Bengal’s architectural styles, Murshidabad Heritage Development Society is planning to create a kitty to fund the restoration. The project, submitted with the Ministry of […]

Odisha: Hindus Worship Jain Images in the Temples

Odisha Jain Idols Large numbers of Hindu devotees have been worshipping Jain and Buddha images in many temples in villages Hatadiha , Chandipur,  Champeipala,  tarangasagarapur Kantabania, Chandipur , Asanapur of Jajpur district since time immemorials. “The Brahmins and other upper caste Hindus are trying to obscure the separate Jain and Buddhism   identity.  Jainism , Buddhism and […]