Work begins on alternative steps to Vindhyagiri Hillock at Shravanabelagola

ASI has taken up the project ahead of 88th Mahamastakabhisheka in 2018 Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), February 10, 2017: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday began building alternative steps to Vindhyagiri, the hillock where the 58.8-foot-tall monolith statue of Gomateshwara is located. This is fourth time in the 1,000-year history of the site […]

Carving of Gajalakshmi on Indragiri Hillock at Shravanabelagola

Jain History Rocks

With a colossal statue of Bahubali watching over ancient hieroglyphics, Shravanabelagola holds both, surprises and shocks for history buffs Karnataka has a lot to offer the road-trip enthusiast: there’s the ancient temple town of Hampi; Badami, the site of cave temples carved out of sandstone; and then, there’s the lesser-known Shravanabelagola, a place of religious […]

Shravanabelagola's - Siddhara Gundu and its heritage

Shravanabelagola’s Siddhara Gundu and its Heritage

– Article & photos by Nitin H.P. A rock boulder located besides Akhanda Bagilu on Indragiri Hillock, Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Has 8 inscriptions – related to carvings on the hillock, Sallekhana memorials, visit of devotees & construction of a water reservoir. Seven Sallekhana memorials with & without inscriptions. Carvings of Jinas and a group […]

Marasimhas - Inscription at Shravanabelagola

Marasimha’s Inscription at Shravanabelagola

– Nitin H.P. (HPN@JHC), Executive Director, www.jainheritagecentres.com Uniqueness – A Sallekhana Memorial – also called as a Nishadi. An example for a Kamba Nishadhi – Pillar Nishadi of a  King attaining Samadhi through Sallekhana. This is the 1st instance of a Nishadi inscribed on a Brahma stambha. Gives a detailed account of the king’s valour, […]

Govt Fund Announcement for Shravanabelagola Mahamasthakabhisheka-2018

Karnataka Govt. to Release Rs. 570 Crores for Mahamasthakabhisheka at Shravanabelagola

Bengaluru (Karnataka), June 29, 2016: The Government of Karnataka has agreed to release an amount of Rs. 570 crores (about USD 8.4 Mn) for the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava celebrations of Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola to be held in February 2018. This was finalised at a high level preperatory meeting convened at the conference hall in Vidhana […]

ಸಲ್ಲೇಖನ : ಶ್ರವಣಬೆಳಗೊಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೈನ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳ ಸಮಾವೇಶ

ಶ್ರವಣಬೆಳಗೊಳ, ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 02, 2015: ಸಲ್ಲೇಖನಾ ವ್ರತ ಆತ್ಮಹತ್ಯೆಗೆ ಸಮಾನವಾದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಾರ್ಹ ಅಪರಾಧವೆಂದು ರಾಜಸ್ಥಾನ ಹೈಕೋರ್ಟ್ ನೀಡಿದ್ದ ತೀರ್ಪಿಗೆ ಸುಪ್ರೀಂಕೋರ್ಟ್ ತಡೆಯಾಜ್ಞೆ ನೀಡಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಇನ್ನು ಮುಂದೆ ಜೈನ ಸಮಾಜ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ಅಥವಾ ಮೌನ ಮೆರವಣಿಗೆ ನಡೆಸಬಾರದೆಂದು ಸಮಸ್ತ ಜೈನ ಮಠಗಳ ಪಟ್ಟಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಗಳ ಸಮಾವೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಣಯ ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಸಮಾವೇಶದ ನಂತರ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ ಸುದ್ದಿಗೋಷ್ಠಿ ನಡೆಸಿ ಈ ವಿಷಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ ಶ್ರವಣಬೆಳಗೊಳ ಜೈನ ಮಠದ ಸ್ವಸ್ತಿಶ್ರೀ ಚಾರುಕೀರ್ತಿ ಭಟ್ಟಾರಕ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ ಅವರು, ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕ ಹಾಗೆ ಧರ್ಮದ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ […]

Jaina Bhattarakha Sammelana - Shravanabelagola

Sallekhana: Jains resolve to stop protesting against HC verdict

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), September 2, 2015: The convention of Jain seers here on Tuesday resolved to stop protesting against Sallekhana / Santhara judgement as the Supreme Court had stayed the Rajasthan High Court’s verdict on the practice. Of the 14 Jain mutts in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharasthra States, seers of 11 had participated […]

Shravanabelagola Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka_2018 - News Announcement

SHRAVANABELAGOLA BAHUBALI’S MAHAMASTHAKABHISHEKA MAHOTSAVA IN FEBRUARY 2018

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), May 24, 2015: The Mahamasthakabhishekha (head anointing ceremony) mahotsava of Lord Bahubali of Shravanabelagola will be conducted in February 2018. His Holiness Jagadguru Karmayogi Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of Shravanabelagola Jain Math announced this in an exclusive press conference convened here at Shravanabelagola. This historical event bears great […]

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 […]

Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji’s Shravanabelagola Mangala Pravesha

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), November 18, 2013: The Mangala pravesha of His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Swadi (Sonda) Jain Mutt to Shravanabelagola was held on Monday November 18, 2013. His Holiness Swamiji was welcomed with poorna kumbha and women carrying mangala kalashas on their head. He was taken in a procession to […]