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 […]

Mastakabhisheka for Shanthinatha idol at Halebidu

Halebidu (Hassan District, Karnataka), June 18, 2012: In a show of devotion and grandeur, Mahamastakabhishekha was performed for the idol of Shantinatha Teerthankara, amidst chants by devotees, at the Jain Basadi at Bastihalli near here on Monday. Members of Jain Milan in Hassan, Adagur, Kadadarahalli, Hongere and surrounding areas had organised the mega event on […]


There are 3 Digambar Jain temples at Varanga: Matada Basadi,  Kere Basadi/Chaturmukha Basadi, Neminath Basadi/Hire Basadi. Nemianth Basdi/Hhire Basadi – this temple is spread over an area of 70 feet by 70 feet and is about 1000 years old. A bronze idols of 24 tirthanakaras in kayotsarga posture is in the Navaranga (Wide Hall). The idol […]


History – The temple at Nittur is said to have been built in the year 1175 A.D. It was famous as the Ayyahole of the south. At first the idol of Bhagawan Adinatha was the main deity in this temple. But with the passage of time it was ruined and the present idol of Bhagawan Shanthinatha […]


History – The construction work of Bhagawan Shanthinatha Digambara Jain temple here was completed on 7th of May 1990. The uniqueness of this temple is that we can find the idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha in its pinnacle. This temple is being maintained by Sri Shanthinatha Digambara Jain Committee. How to Reach – Belaguli is situated […]


History – The Digambara Jain temple at Kandikere has the black coloured kayotsarga idols of Bhagawan Shanthinatha and Ananthanatha. The history of this temple is not known. How To Reach – Kandikere is situated in the Chickkanayakanahalli taluk of Tumkur district. Good transport facilities are available to this place from Chickkanayakanahalli and Tumkur. Main Deity […]


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 (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 […]


History – Mangalore / Mangaluru is a famous port city of Karnataka. There are 2 Jain temples at Mangalore and are found along the Bibi Allabhi Road. Digambar Jain Temple – Has the idol of Lord Shanthinath as the main deity. Swethambar Moorthipujak Jain Temple – Has the idol of Lord Vasupujya as the main deity. How to […]


History – Venoor / Venur is a historical place, many relics of the past are found here. It was the capital of the Ajila kings. The Bahubali statue standing on a pair of lotus found here was installed by Thimmanna Ajila in 1604 AD. Eight Jain temples can be found here among them the Shanthinatha temple […]


Kambadahalli is a village located at a distance of 18 Kms from Shravanabelagola, 16 Kms from the taluk centre Nagamangala and around 2 kms from the village Bindiganavile. Though located at a certain distance away from Bindiganavile Kambadahalli was considered as a part of it administratively. This place occupies a unique place in the list […]


History – This temple of Bhagawan Shanthinatha was constructed in the year 1940. This temple is being completely built of stone. How to Reach – Dadaga is situated in the Nagamangala taluk of Mandya district and has good transport facilities from Nagamangala and Mandya. Main Deity – Black coloured idol of Bhagawan Shanthinatha in the kayotsarga […]

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