Prakrit Jñānabhāratī International Awards 2005-2006 Ceremony

Posted: 01.01.2018
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn, Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The Prakrit Jñānabhāratī International Award is presented to an eminent scholar of international recognition who has rendered a significant contribution to the development of Prakrit Studies. The award is administered by the National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research at Śravaṇabeḷagoḷa (Karnataka, India). The Institute was...

Newly Discovered Jaina Caraṇa-Pādukās in Chel-Abdal Chakwal

Posted: 17.05.2016
By Muzaffar Ahmad
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London District Chakwal has long been known for its Buddhist, Hindu and Jain archaeological heritage. A previously unreported caraṇa-pādukā stone block has recently been discovered near the peak of Chel-Abdal in Basharat, District Chakwal, Pakistan. This current discovery is unique as it is the first time in the Chakwal district that any Jaina...

Uttar Pradesh ►Hastinapur ►Digamber Jain Jambudweep Mandir

Posted: 09.12.2011
 
Digamber Jain Jambudweep Mandir at Hastinapur In the year 1965, during the Shravanbelgola (Karnataka) Chaturmas, Supreme Jain Sadhvi Param Pujya 105 Ganini Pramukh Aryika Shiromani Shri Gyanmati Mataji saw the whole structure of Madhyalok (Middle universe) along with amazing Terahdweep (13 islands) in her meditation (Pindasth Dhyan) in the holy feet of Lord Bahubali at Vindhya mountain. By great fortune all her...

Rajasthan ►Ajmer ►Soniji Ki Nasiyan

Posted: 02.12.2011
 
Soniji Ki Nasiyan Temple at Ajmer Projected and built in 1864-1895 by Seth Shri Mulchand Soni and finally completed by Gauravji, the Nagar Seth of Ajmer at this time, Soniji Ki Nasiyan is a Digambar Jain temple famous for its rich architecture. The main chamber of this red temple, known as the Swarna Nagari (City of Gold), has several gold-plated wooden figures, depicting characters in the Jain tradition. The...

Karnataka ►Venur ►Jain Temples and Statue of Gommateshvara

Posted: 04.11.2011
 
Jain Temples and Statue of Gommatesvara of Venur Venur (v ē ṇū ru), the centre of pilgrimage in Beltha ṅ ga ḍ i taluq, is nearly 25 km south-east of Mudubidire (Mudbidri). This place is referred to in early inscriptions as Ē nūru. It was the capital of the Ajila kings who ruled a small part of Tulu-nadu from A.D. 1154 to 1764. During this period, Jainism got a boosting from these rulers. The greatest...

Uttar Pradesh ►Deogarh ►Jain Temples

Posted: 07.10.2011
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn
Among Art Historians the complex of Jain temples at Deogarh is connected with the work of the German scholar in Jainology and Indian Art History Prof. Klaus Bruhn, who stayed at Deogarh in the 1950's for a long time and wrote a monograph on the Jina Images of Deogarh as the result of his explorations and studies. The following essay is a revised and abridged edition of a summary of his researches which has been...

Jaina Dawn in the West

Posted: 02.06.2011
By Dr. Noel Q. King
The essay by the eminent research scholar on Jainism Noel Q. King was published in the book Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence by Kurt Titze (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 1998, pp. 249-253). Jaina Dawn in the West The saga of Western humanity's rise and fall and its life beyond the graves of the two world wars has a deep fascination and is of vital significance...

The Genesis and Spirit of Jaina Art

Posted: 27.04.2011
By Jyoti Prasad Jain
The essay by the famous Indologist and Historian Dr. Jyoti Prasad Jain was published in the book Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence by Kurt Titze (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 1998, pp. 59-61) The Genesis and Spirit of Jaina Art The avowed aim of the Jaina religion is the perfection of man, or the transformation of the individual mundane soul (atman) into the...

Madhya Pradesh ►Muktagiri ►Jain Temples

Posted: 22.04.2011
 
Jain Temples at Muktagiri "The origin of Muktagiri as a centre of pilgrimage goes back to a memorable occurrence in which the leading part is played by a saintly monk. This is something characteristic of many places featured in this book and confirms the traditional conviction held by Jainas that their saints of old lived up to the code of conduct laid down by Mahavira. Being pioneers in the true meaning of the...

Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence

Posted: 07.04.2011
 
Jainism. A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence Jainism is a religion which appeals to the eye at first sight. Visitors to places like Ranakpur or Shravanabelagola will verify this observation. Paradoxically, Jainism is at the same time one of the least known religions in the world. With this opening sentence on page one, Kurt Titze invites the reader, after acquainting him or her with the main...