January 21, 2014
The Union Cabinet on Monday decided to accord minority status to Jains but the decision would be subject to the outcome of pending cases on the issue. While a proposal to this effect was put up to...
December 28, 2013
A forgotten community talks of its past.
October 1, 2013
In an attempt to pressure the State government to transfer the investigation of the stolen Jain idols from a Basadi in Moodbidri to the CBI, seers from eight different Jain Mutts in the State will...
August 10, 2013
It was a happy occasion for Rajasthanis as some 30 women of the family met at a common place and celebrated Hariyali Teej.The third day after Amavasya in the auspicious month of Sraawan was...
April 25, 2013
A stone idol of Jainism founder Mahaveer, dating back to the 8th century AD, was excavated from the bank of the Amaravathi River at Swaminathapuram village near the temple town on Tuesday. A...
December 10, 2012
A three-day National Jain Culture and Heritage Festival began at Moodbidri on Sunday.Organised by Bharatvarshiya Digamber Jain Teerthkshetra Committee, Mumbai, in association with Dhavalatr...
September 20, 2012
Akila Kannadasan visits a temple dedicated to Chandraprabha Tirthankara at Vijayamangalam and finds it full of stories and inscriptions »
April 5, 2012
The 2611th Janma Kalyank Mahostav of Lord Mahaveer was celebrated by Jains in city amidst religious fervour and fanfare under the aegis of Sri Sambhavanath Jain Swetamber Pujak Sangh and Sri Sambha...
March 22, 2011
The authors argue that the Jaina arts are simple because they are influenced by the tenets of Jainism
August 23, 2010
Draped in yellow and red headbands, the youth and the old walked from Madhavadhara Siva temple to Pandurangapuram Siva temple on Sunday as part of the Sravana Kavad Yatra.Organised by the M...
January 7, 2014
Jains could soon become the sixth designated minority community of the country. An indication to this effect was given by Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rehman Khan in an interview to a me...
December 18, 2013
Poor infrastructure and manpower shortage plague the MWD, which has a hefty budgetary backing of Rs. 1,027 crore
September 12, 2013
The Sri Sambhavnath Jain Temple of Two Town in the lane opposite Raghavaiah Park has become cynosure of all eyes, thanks to the aesthetic appeal it exudes.
The Maha Puja, which forms part...
May 15, 2013
A walk to Jain beds in Keezhavalavu brings forth the urgent need to conserve heritage sites
April 2, 2013
Mangalore University will bring out a book containing six Yakshagana ‘prasangas’ (chapters) written on Jain philosophy during 2013-14. In addition, it will publish two more books relating to Yaksh...
November 15, 2012
The maxim of Jainism is ‘Live and let live!’ It preaches non-violence and reiterates that ‘peaceful co-existence of all living ones’ should be the watchword of one and all for global welfare.
April 6, 2012
The streets of North Chennai, on Thursday morning, witnessed an unusual kind of festivity, one that was in marked contrast to the hustle and bustle one usually associates with this hub of business.
February 14, 2012
“Jainism can never become a popular religion because of its asceticism,” says Hampa Nagarajaiah, an eminent Kannada scholar on Jainism. Popularly known by his pen name Hampana, Mr. Nagarajaiah is...
January 16, 2011
The Union government is working out a formula for ensuring national minority status for the Jain community, Union Law Minister M.Veerappa Moily said here on Saturday.
Speaking at th...
August 16, 2010
Ever thought as to how a day would be in a monk's life? There would be no mobiles, no devices, no friends, no family and no pleasures. This is what over 1,000 Jain businessmen, students, and profes...