Humcha

History – Humcha or Hombuja or Hunchadakatte is the well known Padmavathi shrine in Karnataka. In fact it can be rated as the most popular of all the Padmavathi shrines in the world. Jain Temples and places of Interest at Humcha We can classify the Jain temples and places of Interest at Humcha as follows: Main […]

Mysore

History of Mysore – Mysore city is situated in below the Chamundi hills. Sri Chamundeshwari acclaimed as Mahishasura Mardini is the preciding diety of the place. Mysore looks evergreen due to the Chamundi hills. Mysore has a long history the kings who ruled Mysore were Gangas of Talakad from 4th to 10th century. It was […]

Moodabidri

Moodabidri (also Mudbidri), is occasionally referred to as the Jaina Kashi of South India. In all we can find 18 Jain temples at Moodabidri. With most of these temples being situated near the Jain Matha. This matha has Sri Charukeerthy Bhattarakha Swami as the chief pontiff.It has an information office for pilgrims and tourists, a […]

Murukanalli

History – The Bhagawan Parshwanatha Swamy temple here is in a mutilated state and requires special attention from the people. Not much history is available about this place. Apart from the main deity we can find the a small collection of Jain idols at the temple. With just two Jain families in the village it has […]

Koppala

History – Koppala is situated on the left banks of Hirehalla a tributory of the Tunga-Bhadra river. It was also called Kopana Nagara in the ancient time. It was the centre of Jaina and Veerashaiva religion and culture. The Gavimutha is an old and noted Veerashaiva Muth. It is connected with a saint called Gavisiddeshwara. […]

Gudibande

History – We can find two Jain temples at this place. They include the temple of Bhagawan Parshwanatha and the temple of Bhagawan Chandranatha. The Parshwanatha temple is said to be have been constructed around A.D.1190 here we can find the stone idol of Parshwanatha in the kayotsarga posture. The Chandranatha temple is also very […]

Kurudi

History – Along with the idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha we can also find the idol of Yaksha Sri Brahmadeva. There are only five Jain houses at this place. How to Reach – Kurudi is located in the Gowribidanur taluk of Kolar district. the bus facilities are available to this place from Gowribidanur. Main Deity – Stone idol […]

Bekka

On moving further ahead by 2 Kms from Bastihalli is found Bekka, a hamlet situated at a distance of 7 kms from Shravanabelagola. The temple here is around 1200 years old. It has a mukhamantapa, navaranga, antarala and a garbagriha. The door leading towards the garbagriha is flanked by dwarapalakas on either side. The garbagriha […]

Amminabhavi

History – Called as ‘Ammayyana Bhavi’ in the inscriptions,it was rulerd by the royal dynasties of Karnataka namely the Rashtrakutas and Kalyana Chalukyas. Amminabhavi flourished as one of the main Jain centers during their period. Further more it was an Agrahara ruled by 400 Mahajanas during the period of Vijayanagara rule.The basadi of lord Neminatha here […]

Narasimharajapura

About Narasimharajapura (N R Pura) – There are 6 Jain temples at this place. 1) Chandranath temple;2)Parsvanath swami temple;3) Jawalamalaini templeThis place is famous for the miraculous Sasan devi Jwalamalini. The people visit this place to fulfill their vows. 4)Shantinath temple; 5) Math temple and 6) kshetrapal temple.The Samantbhdra Gyanpeeth and Ashram are here. This is […]

Yalekytanahalli

History – Yalekyatanahalli (also spelled as Yale Kyatanahalli) is a small village situated in the Nelamangala taluk of Bangalore rural district. It once had a sizable Jain population with around 50 to 60 families. With the advent of urbanisation many people migrated to the near by district centres of Tumkur and Bangalore. Hence we can just […]

Bangalore / Bengaluru

History – Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka and was the capital of princley Mysore from 1831. A popular story is narated on the origin of the present name. hoysala Viraballala had to satiate his hunger with boiled green beans, served by an old poor woman during a hunting expedition to this place. After the food […]