Abbana Bettu Basadi, Mudaru –  an ancient Digambar Jain temple located in Karakala taluk, of Udupi district, Karnataka. Main Deity – About 3 feet high idol of Lord Parshwanath in padmasana. History – This is a Digambar Jain temple about 250 years old and has been worship by Sri Mrutyunjaya Indra at present. Earlier his ancestors had […]

Ancient Parshwanath Tirthankar idol found at Kanakagiri

An ancient idol of 23rd Jain Tirthankar Lord Parshwanath has been found at Kanakagiri in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. Kanakagiri (Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka), September 8, 2017: An ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath Tirthankar has been found in the middle of a field at a distance of 1 Km from Jain Siddha Kshetra Kanakagiri. The […]


Main Deity – About 2 feet high stone idol of Lord Parshwanath in Kayotsarga posture. History – Sri Parshwanath Basadi (Digambar Jain Temple) is situated in the heart of Sringeri Town. This basadi was built in the memory of Mari Setty whose origin goes to one Vijayanagara Shanthi Shetty of Nidugodu village near Belur. The date […]

Tirthankar Parshwanath idol, Somnathpur, Karnataka, India.


Somnathpur / Somanathapura (ಸೋಮನಾಥಪುರ) is a town located 35 km from Mysore, Karnataka State, India. Somanathapura is famous for the Keshava templeby Somanatha, a Dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala Empire King Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major power in South India. Parshwanath Idol at Somnathpur – In the premises of this […]

Kasamalagi to host Panchakalyana

Kasamalagi (Belagavi District, Karnataka), April 27, 2017: Kasamalagi, a hamlet in Khanapur taluk forest about 50km from the city, will host Panchakalyana Mahothsava, commemorating installation of the statue of 1008 Parshwanatha Tirthankara and the newly constructed Jain Basadi from April 28 to May 2. According to Rajiv Doddannavar, chairman of the festival committee, over 1 […]

Parshwanath Jain Tirthankar idol found at Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh.

Ancient Jain Tirthankar statue found in Kaushambi

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), March 4, 20017: A 4.5 ft tall stone statue of 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parshavnathji believed to be about 1000-year-old was discovered by some fishermen from Yamuna in Kaushambi area on Wednesday. The finding strengthens the fact that the region was a key centre for the Jains for ages. The statue has now […]

It took 13 years to rebuild the temple which was razed in a 2001 quake.

Jains bid Rs 60 crore for rituals at renovated 2,800-year-old temple

Dantrai (Sirohi District, Rajasthan), February 22, 2017: It was a temple renovation like few others. Jains across the country observed 68.6 crore fasts, 40,000 of them congregated at the Shri Jirwala Parshvanath Jain Tirth and more than Rs 60 crore was reportedly raised through bids for rights to conduct various rituals as six-day celebrations marked […]

Annual Rathayatra Mahotsava Hombuja – 2017

Annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Goddess Padmavati at Hombuja from 17th-22nd March 2017

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 15, 2017: The annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi will be held with other programmes at Humcha from 17th to 22nd February 2017 under the guidance of His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji. The detailed programme Schedule is as below: 14th March 2017 – Ganadhara Valaya Aradhana at Sri […]

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 […]

ಬೆಣಿವಾಡ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಂಚಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾಪನಾ ಮಹೋತ್ಸವ

ಹುಕ್ಕೇರಿ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಬೆಣಿವಾಡ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ 9ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಲಾದ ಸುಂದರವಾದ 1008 ಭಗವಾನ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ  ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದೂ ಜೈನ ಮನೆತನ ಗಳಿಲ್ಲದ್ದರಿಂದ ಕೆಲವು ಅಂಗಾಗಗಳು ನಾಶವಾಗಿದ್ದವು. ಹುಕ್ಕೇರಿ, ಜನವರಿ ೩೧, ೨೦೧೬: ಹುಕ್ಕೇರಿ: ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಬೆಣಿವಾಡ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ 9ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಲಾದ ಸುಂದರವಾದ 1008 ಭಗವಾನ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ  ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದೂ ಜೈನ ಮನೆತನ ಗಳಿಲ್ಲದ್ದರಿಂದ ಕೆಲವು ಅಂಗಾಗಗಳು ನಾಶವಾಗಿದ್ದವು. ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಜೈನ ಸಮಾಜದವರು ಒಗ್ಗೂಡಿ ಜೈನ ಬಸದಿಯ ಜೀರ್ಣೋದ್ಧಾರ ಹಾಗೂ ಮೂರ್ತಿಗೆ ವಜ್ರಲೇಪನ ಮಾಡಿ ಫೆ. […]

ನೂತನವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಲಾಗಿರುವ ಕಸಮಳಗಿಯ ಬಸದಿ. ಒಳಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಕ್ಕೆ ಮೂರು ವಿಧದ ಬಣ್ಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬದಲಾಗುವ ಭಗವಾನ್ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಯ ವಿಗ್ರಹ.

ಕಸಮಳಗಿ ಜೈನ ಬಸದಿ ಪಂಚಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಮಹೋತ್ಸವ

‘ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಖಾನಾಪುರ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಕಸಮಳಗಿ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ತೀರ್ಥಂಕರರ ಜಿನ ಮಂದಿರ, ನೂತನ ಮಾನಸ್ತಂಭೋಪರಿ ಜಿನಬಿಂಬಗಳ ಹಾಗೂ 24 ತೀರ್ಥಂಕರರ ವಿಶ್ವಮಟ್ಟದ ಬೃಹತ್ ಪಂಚಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಮಹಾಮಹೋತ್ಸವ ಏ. 28ರಿಂದ ಮೇ 2ರವರೆಗೆ ನಡೆಯಲಿದ್ದು, ಇದರ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ‘ಯಜಮಾನ ಸವಾಲು’ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಜ. 22ರ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ 12ಕ್ಕೆ ನೂತನ ಜಿನಮಂದಿರದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ’ ಎಂದು ಜಿನಮಂದಿರ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಜಯಪಾಲ ಸಾವಂತ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರುವಾರ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ, ಜನವರಿ ೧೯, ೨೦೧೭: ‘ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಖಾನಾಪುರ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಕಸಮಳಗಿ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವನಾಥ ತೀರ್ಥಂಕರರ ಜಿನ […]

Sri Sahasraphani Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain Basadi, Shanthigiri, 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 […]

Chandragupta Basadi - Shravanabelagola's Oldest and Historic Temple

Chandragupta Basadi – Shravanabelagola’s Oldest & Historic Temple

-Article & Photos by Nitin H.P. Chandragupta Basadi on the Chandragiri hillock at Shravanabelagola happens to be the oldest and one the most historic temple at Shravabelagola. Read through for a detailed article about this temple.  Shravanabelagola has always been a key pilgrim centre for the Jains world over and a great historic centre. It houses […]

Ruined Parshwanath idol found at Marase, Mysore District, Karnataka, India. Photos by: Nitin H.P., Bangalore

Marase’s Ruined Parshwanath Idol

This is a small village situated at a distance of 11 Kms from Mysore & right opposite to the Mysore airport. The Parshwanath Tirthankara idol lies openly in the premises of Lakshmi temple of the village. The arched enclosure above the head along with the snake hoods and both the hands have been chopped off […]

Ancient Ruined Parshwanath idol found at Hunavinadu

Hunavinadu (Hosadurga Taluk, Chitradurga District, Karnataka), October 7, 2013: An ancient ruined idol of Lord Parshwanath in Kayotsarga (standing posture) was found in the back yard of Ishwara temple at Hunavinadu in Hosadurga taluk of Chitradurga district in Karnataka. The idol was recovered when the N.S.S. students of the Government Pre-University college at Hosadurga were […]

Parshwanath Idol handed over to Jain Samaj-Belgaum

Belgaum (Karnataka), September 18, 2013: The ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath that was recovered underneath the groud at Hindalga village near Bauxite road (at around 12:30 pm on September 15, 2013) around 3.5 Kms from Belgaum city in Karnataka has been handed over to the Jain samaj by the district administration. The Jain Samaj took […]

Ancient Lord Parshwanath Idol found near Belgaum

Belgaum (Karnataka), September 15, 2013: An ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath in standing posture (Kayotsarga) has been found at Hindalga village near Bauxite road (at around 12:30 pm on September 15, 2013) around 3.5 Kms from Belgaum city in Karnataka. The idol measuring about 3 feet 6 inches  is flanked by Dharanendra Yaksha and Padmavati […]

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