12th Century’s Ardha Sahasrakuta Jain idol found at Belagavi

An Ardha Sahasrakuta Jain idol along with inscription belonging to 12th century has been found at Belagavi/Belagaum on 12th February 2020. It was found while digging the compound walls of North West Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) depot No. 2. The idol has now been shifted to the premises of Kamala Basadi with in […]

Annual Pooja Mahotsava of Parshwanath Swamy Basadi & Goddess Jwalamalini Yakshi at Gerusoppe

Gerusoppe, (Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka), 9th February 2020: The annual Pooja Mahotsava of Parshwanath Swamy Basadi & Goddess Jwalamalini Yakshi at Gerusoppe/Gerusoppa was held under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Charukeerthi Bhattarkha Swamiji of Moodabidri Jain Math. The idol of Lord Parshwanath was anointed with 108 Kalashas followed by Pamchamrutha Abhisheka. The idols […]

Neminath Tirthankar idol with an inscription on its pedestal.

Four Jain Inscriptions of 12th to 15th Century found at Hassan’s Dodda Basadi

Hassan, 20th January 2020: Four Jain inscriptions belonging to 12th to 15th century have been found at Hassan’s Dodda Basadi located near Devigere. These has been discovered by Mr. Nitin H P an IT professional who works as Manager – Marketing Technology at Wipro Limited, Bengaluru.The inscriptions have been found in the pedestals of Tirthanakara […]

A Pontiff should Purify the society along with self-purification – Charukeerthi Swamiji

Shravanabelagola, 8th December 2019: His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of Shravanabelagola Jain Math has opined that “a Pontiff along with purifying himself should also purify the society and bring about social harmony among different religions”. He was speaking on the occasion of his 50th year of Deeksha (initiation to monkhood) celebrations held […]

Guru Vandana to Shravanabelagola’s Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji – “Siddantha Chantamani” title Presented

Shravanabelagola, 8th December 2019: The title “Siddantha Chintamani” was presented to His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of Shravanabelagola Jain Math on the occasion of his 50th year of Deeksha (initiation to monkhood) celebrations held at Chavundaraya Mantapa in the premises of Jain Math at Shravanabelagola by all the Bhattarakaha Swamijis of Digambar […]

Sallekhana Memorial inscription of 12th century of a Jain woman found at Hombuja/Humcha.

Sallekhana Memorial Inscription & Panel Inscriptions found at Hombuja

+ Found at the origination point of Kumudvati river in Hombuja/Humcha.+ Sallekhana memorial inscription of a woman & said to belong to the 12th century.+ Four-panel inscriptions said to belong to 17th-18th century.+Discovered by R Shejeshwar, Shivamogga recently. Hombuja, 3rd November 2019: A sallekhana memorial inscription said to be belonging to the 12th century and […]

Picture Postcards related to Jain Basadis & Idols of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts released by Department of Posts

Mangalore (Karnataka), 12th October 2019: The Karnataka Postal Circle, Department of Posts & Communications. Govt. of India released picture postcards related to ten different ancient Jain idols and Basadis of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts on the occasion of KARNAPEX2019 at Mangalore. KARNAPEX is a four days state level philately exhibition being organized at Mangalore […]

Karnataka Itihasa Academy’s 33rd Annual Conference at Hombuja

Hombuja, 5th October 2019: The 33rd annual conference of Karnataka Itihasa Academy will be held from 18th to 20th October 2019. The conference being organized under the aegis of Hombuja Jain Math will be attended by over 300-350 delegates. The delegates will be presenting research publications related to Karnataka’s history, culture and inscriptions. “Itihasa Darshana” […]

North Karnataka Floods: Material Distributed by Jain Community

Yernal (Belagavi District, Karnataka), 15th August 2019: Flood relief material has been distributed by the Jain community to the victims of North Karnataka Floods. The material was distributed by His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola Jain Math; His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math in the presence […]

Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah

Prof. Hampana Chosen for President’s Certificate of Honour

New Delhi, 15th August 2019: Renowned Kannada & Jain scholar Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah (popularly called as Hampana) has been chosen for the coveted President’s certificate of Honour for his contribution to classical Kannada language. This distinction is conferred on persons once a year on the Independence Day (15 August) in recognition of their substantial contribution […]

Ancient Jain Tirthankar Idols found at Hirehatti Holi

Hirehatti Holi (Khanapur Taluk, Belagavi District, Karnataka), 11th August 2019: Ancient Digambar Jain Tirthankar Idols were found at Hirehatti Holi village in in Khanapur Taluk of Belagavi/Belagaum District, Karnataka, India. They were found on 11th August 2019 while the soil was being dug. 1 Chaturmukha Tirthanakar idol & 5 Tirthankar idols (1 stone idol in […]

North Karnataka Floods – Rs. 35 Lakhs Donation from Shravanabelagola Jain Math

Rs. 25 Lakhs towards purchasing food & Medicine. Rs. 10 Lakhs towards Chief minister’s Relief fund. His Holiness SwastiSri Charukerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji to Visit flood-affected areas. Shravanabelagola, 11th August 2019: With an intent of supporting the victims of North Karnataka flood Shravanabelagola Jain Math will be donating Rs. 35 Lakhs. Rs. 25 Lakhs will be […]

Karnataka Floods – Hombuja Jain Math Extends its helping Hand

Hombuja, 11th August 2019: The The recent floods across Karnataka and particularly in North Karnataka has been very devastating and has affected the lives of lakhs of people cutting across all sections of the society. The situation of the people around the Krishna river basin has been furthermore devastating. In response to this the Government, […]

ASI’s Disregard towards Preserving Hombuja’s Panchakuta Basadi

Hombuja (Shivamogga District), 20th July 2019: Heartland of Jainism, land of Santharas, holy abode of Goddess Padmavati, Hombuja is one such Jain heritage sites that is sought after by historians, researchers, travelers and Jain devotees. The ancient Panchakuta Basadi or the Pancha Basadi one of the main temple’s at hombuja being maintained by the Archaeological […]

Traces of Jainism Found in Ethiopia

Bengaluru (Karnataka), 28th June 2019: Jains are businessmen since time immemorial and had their transactions spread the world over. They constructed Jain temples/basadis at the places of their residence for their daily darshana. The traces of Jainism found at Kosmi Caves in Kenya and at Cambodia are one of the best examples in this regard. […]

Madurai, 25 year old Jain woman takes sanyas

25-year-old Jain woman takes sanyas

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), 25th February 2019: A 25-year-old Jain community woman took her first step towards attaining nunhood by distributing her worldly possessions here on Sunday. Kajal Kumari of Nakoga Plaza near Dhanappa Mudali Street was taken on a chariot in a procession, which witnessed singing of devotional songs and dance. Ms. Kumari danced on […]

Ujjain: Jain seer Durlabhmati Mataji underlines importance of soul

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), 17th March 2019: Jain seer Durlabhmati Mataji underlined the importance of the soul during her discourse on Saturday. She said that soul is most powerful thing in the world. She was delivering sermons during shri siddhchakramahamandal vidhan at Lakshimi Nagar located Mahavir Digambar Jain temple. On the fourth day of the vidhan, […]

Ujjain: Shri Siddhachakra Mahamandal ritual begin at Jain temple

Ujjain (Madhya Paradesh), 14th March 2019: Shri Siddhachakra Mahamandal ritual started at Shri Mahaveer Digamber Jain temple under the guidance of seer Durlbhamati Mataji on Wednesday. Routine worship started in the temple in the morning in which devotees participated. After rituals the seer delivered sermon in the temple and threw light on importance of ‘siddhchakra’. […]

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