12th Century's Sallekhana Jain Inscription found at Harakere Village, Shivamogga District, Karnataka.

12th Century’s Sallekhana Memorial Discovered in Shivamogga District

– Nitin H P Shivamogga/Shimoga, 2nd December 2018: A 12th century’s sallekhana memorial has been discovered by R Shejeshwar, Asst. Director of Shivappa Nayaka’s fort, Shivamogga and research scholar Dr Jagadesh. The inscription has been discovered at Harakere village in front of the Nandi Basaweshwara Temple, Shivamogga taluk, Shivamogga district during a recent field. The […]


Main Deities – Idol of Lord Parshwanath in padmasana posture and idol of Goddess Padmavati. About Vadanbail – Vadanbail in a small village located in the midst of Western Ghats besides Jogfalls in Sagara taluk of Shimoga/Shivamogga district. Temples at Vadanbail Sri Padmavati Basadi – This temple has the idols of Goddess Padmavati and Lord Parshwanath. This […]

12th century sculpture of Jain seer found in Sorab

Shivamogga (Karnataka), November 8, 2016: A 12th century sculpture of Jain seer (Theerthahnkara), sitting in a meditation position carved in 4×4 feet stone slab, was found at a house construction site at Malur village near Shiralakoppa in Sorab taluk. According to locals, the village is a historic place and many sculptures have been found here in […]

Yelavatti - Thirthankara Idol

Rare Jain sculpture found near Shimoga

Shimoga (Karnataka), September 23, 2013: A Jain sculpture belonging to the 12th Century was found while removing silt from a tank in Yalavatti village near here recently. Balakrishna Hegde, a history lecturer at Kamala Nehru National College for Women from Shimoga, told that the sculpture had idols of five Teerthankaras carved on a panel. It […]

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