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 – 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 […]


History – We can find a mutilated temple at this place. This temple has the idol of Bhagwan Vardhamana Mahaveera in the Padmasana posture as the main deity. We can also find the idols of Chaturvishanthi Tirthankaras and Chaturmukha. How to Reach – This place being situated in the Haveri district has good transport facilities from […]


History – This temple is said to belong to the Hoysala’s period and was constructed during the 12th century AD.  Along with the idol of Bhagawan Mahavira we can find the idols of Goddess Padmavathi, choubis and many small metal idols. How to Reach – Hongere is a small village situated in the H?ssan District. It […]


History – The temple here was constructed during the 12th century period by the Hoysala’s. The temple has a spacious navaranga and the garbagriha. The idol of Sahasrakuta (1008) Tirthankara’s which is a very unique of its kind has been consecrated in the navaranga along with many small Jain idols. The white coloured marble idol of […]


History – Gulbarga was a great Jain city in ancient period. At present there is only one Digambar temple at Mahavir chowk and one Svetamabar temple in kirana bazaar. This place was a great Jain center in 9th century AD during the period of Rastrkut dynasty. The Museum on Sedam Road at Gulbarga has got […]


History – Gudigeri is a village found near Lakshmeshwara the place much adorned by Mahakavi Pampa.There is an ancient Jain temple here in which . An inscription (1078 A.D.)found here tells about the donation made by the Kunkuma Mahadevi to the Anesajje Basadi.In addition to the idol of Mahavera also are found the other Jain […]


History – Shridharacharya (1049 A.D.) the author of the first Kannada book on astrology ‘Jatakatilaka’ and ‘Chandraprabha Charite’ was from this place. Here we can find a Jain Shwethambara temple constructed during the 7o’s. This temple has Bhagwan Mahaveera as its main diety. On either side of this idol are found the idols of Bhagwan […]


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 […]

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 […]


History – Swarngiri was famous as Kanakachal in history. The temple of Bhagawan Parshvanath (Kumarvihar) built by King Kamarpal, was constructed in the year 1221 of the Vikram era. Temples were built here and Jaymalji, the king’s advisor, renovated all other temples. The last renovation was accomplished under instructions of Vijayrajendrasuriji. It is mentioned that […]


History – The idol of Bhagawan Mahavir installed here is said to have been found in a hill. A story related to the origin of this idol runs as follows. A tanners cow was not giving milk for many days. Totally confused by this the on searching the reason he came to know that the […]


History – This temple is very ancient and it is said that impressed by the devotion of Hemachandracharya goddess Saraswathi had appeared here. On some of the metal idols we can find the inscriptions of the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries. In all we can find more than fifty Jaina idols in this temple and […]

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