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 […]

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 […]