10th century Mahavir idol found near Vollore

10th Century Mahavira idol found near Vellore

Vellore (Tamil Nadu), April 29, 2017: A stone sculpture of Mahavira dating back to the 10th century was found on an agricultural land at Thuraiperumbakkam near Kaveripakkam on Saturday. Officials said that the sculpture was found on the land when an earthmover was removing “seemai karuvelam” trees. Revenue officials were informed and the sculpture was taken […]

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 […]

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 […]

A part of the temple complex.

Jain temple ruins ‘conserved’ for Rs 72 lakh?

Jaipur: The ancient Jain temple at Juna, located in land belonging to the forest department about 12 kilometres from the headquarters of Barmer district in Rajasthan, is dated to the 12th century. However, when visitors visit the spot, they see only rubble. A board at the spot proclaims that this is a protected monument, one […]

Arabikothanur Jain Ruins

Arabikothanur Jain Ruins

The Tirthankar idol at Arabikothanur lies orphan in the open air. – Article & Photos by Nitin H.P. Arabhi Kothanur a small village at a distance of 12 Kms the district centre Kolar situated along the national highway has a rich heritage not much known to the external world. Its history dates back to the period […]

Upponi Ruins, Unique Jain Connections & Beliefs

Upponi Ruins, Unique Jain Connections & Beliefs

A very thought provoking article about the Jain ruins at Upponi a village in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka its unique Jain connections & beliefs. – Article by Nitin H P The Jain ruins at Upponi, a small village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has a very unique Jain heritage with unique connections […]

K.Hemmanahalli’s Ruined Tirthankara idol

– Article by Nitin H P (Mapping by – Brahmananda Chipre) K.Hemmanahalli’s Ruined Tirthankara idol in the premises of a Hindu temple near Mysore – Worshiped as per Hindu Traditions K.Hemmanahalli – This is a small village situated at a distance of 9 Kms form Mysore. A ruined idol of Tirthankara has been burried through […]

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 […]

Headless Jain idol found near Thiruvaiyur

Adhanur (Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu), September 25, 2012: A one-and-a-half foot tall headless Jain idol has been found on the banks of a tank near Perramanar Ayyanar temple in Adhanur near Thiruvaiyaru. The idol was found during the field work carried out by Prof Kannadasan of Mannargudi Rajagopalaswamy government arts college, Mr Thillai Govindarajan, headmaster […]