Posted: 01.08.2016
 
Jain Heritage Centres Download high res posters in Kannada & English for distribution and putting up in temples The Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain temple at Makodu, a silent village in the Periyapatna taluk of Mysuru district is in a very dilapidated condition and demands immediate attention of the community. The preparations are under way for the renovation of this temple & its premises. “Makodu Bhagawan...
Posted: 30.06.2016
 
Jain Heritage Centres 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 Soudha under the chairmanship of Sri...
Posted: 07.06.2016
 
Jain Heritage Centres Washington (USA), 7th June 2016: The US on Monday returned Jain idol of Lord Bahubali and over 200 cultural artefacts estimated at USD 100 million to India at a ceremony here attended by visiting prime minister Narendra Modi. "For some, these artefacts may be measured in monetary terms but for us this is beyond that. It's a part of our culture and heritage," the prime minister said at the...
Posted: 20.04.2016
 
Jain Heritage Centres History Created - For the 1st time ever Mahavir Jayanthi celebrated by a State Government Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), April 19, 2016: The Government of Karnataka state created history by celebrating Mahavir Jayanthi in the state today. This is the 1st time ever in the history of independent India that Mahavir Jayanthi (Janmakalyana) has been celebrated by a state Government. It can be...
Posted: 13.04.2016
 
Jain Heritage Centres 1036th Installation day Pooja of the Bahubali idol at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India. Held on the auspicious Chaitra Shuddha Panchami day - 11th April 2016 under the guidance of Sri Charukeerthi Swamiji, Pontiff of Shravanabelagola Jain Muth. Visit this Link for more photos - bit.ly/1Q5kxtk Photos by - Deepthi Jain, Shravanabelagola | Graphics, Design, Concept & Literature - HPN@JHC
Posted: 13.02.2016
 
Jain Heritage Centres Gerusoppe (Honnavara Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka), February 15, 2016: The annual pooja mahotsava at the ancient Jain Heritage Centre Gerusoppe will be held on February 21 & 22, 2016. The president of Rani Chennabhyaradevi Digambar Jain Trust, Kshemapura (R) Sri Lokaraj Muppane has announced this in a press release. The detailed programme schedule is as given below. Date:...
Posted: 08.12.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Idol was stolen on November 27, 2015 An idol which is more than 2000 years old weighing 250 Kgs Considered to be one of the oldest Mahavir idols in the world Recevered at a place 20 Kms from the village Jammui (Bihar), December 6, 2015: The 2,600-year-old idol of Lord Mahavir, stolen from a Jain temple in Lachuar village in Jamui district eight days ago, was recovered near Bichhway village...
Posted: 08.12.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Muni 108 Sri Kularatnabhushan & Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah interact, Karnataka CM assures to consider Jain community’s demands. Jain idols examined, archeology experts claim idols are not more than 100 years old and are not ancient. Idols returned conditionally. Jain community agrees that they will not enter the Government area without approvals. Inaction by Badhragiri Committee inspite...
Posted: 04.12.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres This is a sacred place for Jains with over 2000 years of history says Jain Muni Kularatnabhushanaji Temple & Religious Strucutres were constructued illegaly on Govt. Land says Govt. Authorites We are not doing any illlegal or anti social activities, we are preserving & propagating Jainism says Jain community Halingali (Jamakhandi Taluk, Bagalakote District, Karnataka, India), December 2,...
Posted: 16.11.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres A Nishadi stone of 12th century has been discovered in the premises of Karmadevara Gudi at Kunchuru village in Hirekerur taluk of Haveri district in Karnataka. It has been found in the midst of shrubs in an open field at this village. What is a Nishadi? A Nishadi is a memorial stone related to Jainism wherein they are installed in memory of a person who has attained samadhi (death) by...
Posted: 15.10.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Jai Jinendra! Dear All, My article "Nishadis - Memorial Stones of Sallekhana" has been published in the Magazine "Pracheen Teerth Jeernodhar" - September 2015 Issue. Please find attached scanned copy of the article. Request you all to kindly read the article and let me have your inputs / thoughts / feedback. My special thanks to Sri Nirmal Kumar Sethi uncleji & Sri R.P.Jain Uncleji for...
Posted: 03.08.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Bangalore (Karnataka), August 3, 2015: Union minister of fertilizers Sri Ananthkumar ianugurated the Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana Mahotsava of Balacharya 108 Sri Siddhasena Maharaj and 108 Muni Sri Veerasgarji Maharaj at Karnataka Jain Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion he opined that Jainism is the most sacred of all religions of the world in terms of values it preaches and its practices. He...
Posted: 05.07.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Konakondla (Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh), July 5, 2015: With the State government refusing to spend any funds on researching further into the Jain inscriptions at Konakondla and develop the village into a tourist attraction, the Bharat Varsheeya Digambara Jain Thirthakshetra Committee (BVDJTC) has come forward to develop the same spending crores of rupees. A congregation of over a...
Posted: 30.06.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Ahmedabad (Gujarat), June 30, 2015: Welcoming the move, Jain leaders have expressed happiness and claimed that the minority tag will help the community in preserving their culture. Jain community members living in the BJP-ruled Gujarat are set to get the minority status by end of next month, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Ramanlal Vora said on Tuesday. Though Union ministry of...
Posted: 26.06.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Milipitas (California, USA), June 26, 2015: The Jain Center of Northern California inaugurated its new solar panel system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by Jose Esteves, mayor of Milpitas, and a sumptuous Jain lunch May 30 in a larger effort toward going green. “This is a historic day as we take another step in going green,” Bipin Shah, chairman of JCNC, told the crowd of...
Posted: 26.06.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres Indore (Madhya Pradesh), June 26, 2015: Six students from the United States and European countries have come to Indore and are conducting research at Kundakunda Gyanpeeth to understand the philosophy and teachings of Jainism. Students are on a three-day visit to the city under International School for Jain Studies programme. During the three-day programme in Indore, students from United...
Posted: 08.06.2015
 
Jain Heritage Centres - Photos & Article by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda, Harihara (Translated to English by Nitin H.P. ) Three Jain Nishadi's (memorial stones installed in memory of Jain ascetics or Shravakas who have renounced their life by undertaking sallekhana) of 13th century belonging to the same family have been discovered at Kadakola village in Haveri district of Karnataka. These were found in the fields...
Posted: 03.06.2015
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres Vighnahar Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple History: The ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath is very miraculous and has a huge followership from people of all religious faiths. The idol was recovered from village Tulagaon in Gujarat. A devotee dreamt about the existence of this idol at Tulagaon and then the idol was found there. Later the idol was brought to Mahua and installed in the...
Posted: 27.05.2015
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres 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...
Posted: 20.04.2015
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres April 19, 2015, Bangalore (Karnataka): More than a year ago after the union government accorded minority status to the Jain community, the Karnataka government is yet to include the community on the minority list and issue minority certificates. The delay has denied the community of all benefits, especially in the education sector, that come with the status. MLC Basavaraj Horatti raised...
Posted: 21.01.2015
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres Bangalore (Karnataka), January 10, 2015: Mahamasthakabhisheka, the head anointing ceremony of the 41.5 feet high idol of ‘Lord Bahubali’ at Bahubali betta in Karkala will he held from January 21-31, 2015. With an intention of providing all the latest updated information to the devotees, pilgrims, tourists and netizens Jain Heritage Centres (JHC - www.jainheritacentres.com) has launched...
Posted: 17.12.2014
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres Narasimharajapura (Chikamagalur District, Karnataka), December 16, 2014: His Holiness Swasti Sri Lakshmisena Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Narasimharajapura (N.R.Pura) Jain Mutt attained Samadhi at 9.45 pm in N.R.Pura on Tuesday 16th December 2014. The last rites of Swamiji will be performed at N.R.Pura on 17th December 2014. N.R.Pura Jain Mutt is one of the ancient Jain Mutts of...
Posted: 20.11.2014
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres An article about an ancient Jain temple on a small hillock in the midst of western ghats in Chikamagalur district of Karnataka which is unknown to the external world. Narasimharajapura (N.R.Pura) & Humcha the twin Jain Heritage Centres of central Karnataka are well known to the Jain community and has a huge follower ship world over. Thousands of pilgrims visit these places every day and...
Posted: 24.10.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres - Photos & Article by Nagaraj K. Navalagunda , Harihara (Translated to English by Nitin H.P. ) Wades were the erstwhile epicenters for administration in North Karnataka and parts of Maharshtra that evolved during the rule of Bijapur Adilshahis and continuted till the end of British rule. This article will explore the concept of Wade, the North Karnataka's oldest Jain Wade, its association...
Posted: 22.10.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres As many as twelve idols of Jain Tirthankaras dating back to the 4th-5th century, have been found at Keesaragutta on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Hyderabad (Telangana), October 21, 2014: As many as twelve idols of Jain Tirthankaras dating back to the 4th-5th century, have been found at Keesaragutta on the city outskirts. "Twelve panchaloha (five metal) idols of the Jain Tirthankaras were...
Posted: 13.09.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres Honnatti (Ranebennur Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), September 10, 2014: An ancient Jain inscription and a Nishadi (Jain memorial stone) have been discovered at Honnatti in Ranebennur Taluk of haveri district in Karnataka. This was discovered by Sri Ravikumar K Navalagunda, lecture of Kannada, Government Per-University College, Bannikod, Harihara. Ravikumar is a research scholar...
Posted: 28.06.2014
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres Pune (Maharashtra), June 25, 2014: The Marathi edition of "Charu Vasantha", a Jain Mahakaavya (Classic) by Hampa Nagarajaiah, the doyen of Kannada literature and Jainism was released in Pune on June 25, 2014. It was released by the renowned Marathi poet and author Vasant Abaji Dahake in the presence of Chandrakant Kusnoor a well known Kannada author and artist and Hampana. Renowned Marathi...
Posted: 28.05.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres Jai Jinendra! Dear All, I take this opportunity to let you all know that our website WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM (JHC) one of the popular Jain websites on the internet has completed 12 years of successful operation on May 26, 2014. On this occasion I would like to thank each one of you for supporting us over the years and helping us reach the stage what we are today. I have spoken and...
Posted: 11.05.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres Mandaragiri (Tumkur District, Karnataka), May 11, 2014: The Pinchi shaped Guru Mandir was inaugrated at Mandaragiri in a 3 days function held from 9-11 May 2014. The Guru Mandir is dedicated to the Digambar Jain ascetic Acharya 108 Sri Shanthinsagarji Maharaj (1872 - 1955) who revived the Digambar Jain asceticism in the past century. The Guru Mandir is about 81 Feet high and is built over...
Posted: 13.03.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres Bangalore (Karnataka), March 14, 2014: The Jains of Karnataka felicitated Sri K.Rehman Khan and thanked the Government of India led for granting minority status to Jains at national level. A function was organised in this connected at Bangalore on Saturday March 8, 2014 at Chamaraju Kalyana Mantapa in the presence of His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhuvanakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kanakagiri...
Posted: 03.02.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres Thirunarunkundram (Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu), February 2, 2014: Sri Jinakanchi-Mel Sittamur Digamber Jain Sri Mutt & the entire “Tamil Jain Community” from all over the world whole heartedly thanked, appreciated & blessed for Sudhirji’s focused and coordinated effort for the last one year in obtaining the Minority Status at the National level for us –the Jains-the ultra...
Posted: 21.01.2014
 
Jain Heritage Centres January 20, 2014 - a historic day for the Jains world wide Union Cabinet clears Granting Minority Status to Jains at the National Level A long awaited several decades old struggle with the untiring efforts of thousands of Jains comes true. Sri K.Rehman Khan minister for minority affairs confirm the news to Nitin H.P. of WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM . Government order to be issued in a weeks...
Posted: 17.12.2013
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres The Jain Ruins at Kumarabeedu a small village situated a distance of 13 Kms from Mysore in Karnataka reminds us of the glorious past. It was 'Vijayadashami' (October 14, 2013) the biggest day of the year for all Mysoreans and all eyes of the people from across the state of Karnataka were on this historic city as people were eagerly waiting to witness the live telecast of Mysore Dasara...
Posted: 10.12.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Annigeri (Navalagund Taluk, Dharwad District), December 8, 2013: A Jain inscription with a Siddhachakra made of brass containing Kannada letters has been discovered at Shanthinath (earlier Parshwanath Basadi) Basadi Annigeri in Navalagund taluk of Dharwad district in Karnataka by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda. Ravikumar is a lecturer in Kannada at the government pre-university college in...
Posted: 27.11.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Kunchuru (Hirekerur Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), November 24, 2013 An ancient Jaina Nishadi (memorial stone) and a rare ruined Chaturmukha idol has been discovered at Kunchuru village besides the Terina Mane (chariot house) in an open air in the Hirekerur taluk of Haveri district in Karnataka by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda a lecturer in Kannada at the government pre-university college...
Posted: 14.11.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), November 12, 2013: After hanging fire for several years, the proposed light and sound show at the historic Khandagiri and Udayagiri Jain heritage sites here has finally seen light of the day. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has given its consent and Centre sanctioning Rs 5 crore last month. The Sun Temple at Konark and Dhauli hills would also be having the...
Posted: 12.11.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres K.Hemmanahalli - This is a small village situated at a distance of 9 Kms form Mysore. A ruined idol of Tirthankara has been burried through its pedestal in the midst of other Hindu idols in the premises of the Mahalingeshwara temple. This is the only Jain idol found in the temple premises. The idol along with the other idols is smeared with oil completely and worshiped as per Hindu...
Posted: 07.11.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres 'Siddantha Mandir Temple' at Moodabidri Mangalore, (Karnataka), November 5, 2013: In one of the important developments, the rare precious Jain idols that were stolen from the 'Siddantha Darshan temple' of Moodabidiri have been recovered today evening. Speaking to Nitin H.P. of WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM (JHC) on phone His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of...
Posted: 01.11.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Kothali (Shirol taluk, Kolhapur District, Maharashtra), November 1, 2013: Acharya 108 Sri Sanamthisagarji Maharaj (Huprikar) attained samadhi today morning at Kothali at around 8.00 am. He was at Kothali along with his sangh for their Chaturmas. Kothali is situated at a distance of 27 Kms from Kolhapur. His Last rights were perfromed at 1.00 pm in Kothali village. It can be recalled here...
Posted: 18.10.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Makodu (Makod), a silent village in the Periyapatna taluk of Mysore district has a very ancient history. The ancient Basava (Nandi) temple and the Parshwanath temple are living proofs to this. The Basava temple is in good shape and is worshiped regularly. Ruined Parshwanth Temple - The Parshwanath temple is in a very dilapidated condition and demands immediate attention of the community...
Posted: 18.10.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Haveri (Karnataka), October 18, 2013: An inscribed sculpture of Jain Yakshi Ambika was discovered at Karajagi village in Haveri taluk. Shivayogi R Korishettar, Associate Professor of History at G H College in Haveri, found the sculpture during his explorations near a Siva temple on the banks of river Varada. Prof Shrinivas Padigar, chairman of the department of Ancient Indian History and...
Posted: 10.10.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Hunavinadu (Hosadurga Taluk, Chitradurga District, Karnataka), October 7, 2013: An ancient ruined idol of Lord Parshwanath in Kayotsarga (standing posture) was found in the back yard of Ishwara temple at Hunavinadu in Hosadurga taluk of Chitradurga district in Karnataka. The idol was recovered when the N.S.S. students of the Government Pre-University college at Hosadurga were cleaning the...
Posted: 02.10.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres A file photo of 'Siddantha Darshan Temple' from JHC's Collection taken on April 17, 2010 Moodabidri (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka), September 30, 2013: A day long silent protest has been organised in the premises of the ancient thousand pillars temple (Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani Temple) at Moodabidri on October 2, 2013 urging the Government of Karnataka to recommend the case for...
Posted: 01.10.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Sonda (Sirsi Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka), October 1, 2013: On the occasion of Navaratri & Vijayadashami special poojas and other related religious celebrations have been organised at the ancient Jain Heritage Centre Swadi (Sonda) Jain Muth from October 5-14, 2013 in accordance to the Jain tradition that has been followed over the centuries. The pooja will be performed as per...
Posted: 01.10.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Gerusoppe (Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka), October 1, 2013: On the occasion of Navarathri & Vijayadashami special poojas and other related religious celebrations have been organised at the ancient Jain Heritage Centre Gerusoppe from October 5-14, 2013 in accordance to the Jain tradition that has been followed over the centuries. The pooja will be performed as per the directions of His...
Posted: 03.09.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Privilege Moments Online Photography Competition Devotion through flowers! Lord Bahubali idol at Venur being anointed with flowers. This is the idol of Lord Bahubali at Venur being anointed with flowers. One of the best ways to depict worshiping through flowers. A privilege moment for any devotee. Location - Venur, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka. Camera Model - Canon SX10 IS Mumbai...
Posted: 13.08.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Bangalore (Karnataka), August 12, 2013: A recent production staged by 'Rupantara', the renowned drama troupe in Bangalore has inflicted the Jains and other patrons of the religion and has given way for a new set of controversies. The production said to be based on Pampa's Adipurana has envisaged the conflict between violence and non-violence in a pellucid manner. A perpetual and...
Posted: 19.06.2013
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres Bastimakki's Suparshwanath Temple On Its Ruins Nitin H P digs through the history & antiquity of this ancient Digambar Jain temple that is on its ruins along the costal belt of Karnataka. A distant view of the ruined temple Entrance to the temple's Garbagriha The ruined Suparshwanath idol An inscription is the temple premises Bastimakki Suparshwanatha Jain Temple Here is an ancient Jain...
Posted: 31.05.2013
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres Jai Jinendra! I take this opportunity to inform you all that our website WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM (JHC) has completed 11 years of operation sucessfully to day i.e. May 26, 2013. It has been 11 years since we have started functioning. When we look back our journey I feel a little has been achieved over the years & a lot is remaining for us to work upon. However, we still have a...
Posted: 08.02.2013
 
Jain Heritage Centres Sonda/Swadi (Karwar District, Karnataka), February 6, 2013: The Pattabhisheka mahotsava of the new Bhattarakha of Sonda to the Aklanka Peetha will be held on February 13, 2013. Detailed Programme Schedule Monday February 11, 2013 Pura Pravesha - The Pattabhisheka will begin with the Purapravesha of Vichara Patta Kshulakha Sri Manikya Keerthiji Swamiji the Bhattarakha designate on Monday...

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