Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Hombuja/Humcha is an ancient Jain Heritage Centre in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, with its history dating back to the 7th century A.D. The city was established by Jinadattaraya a devotee of Goddess Padmavati. It is the most popular of all the Padmavathi shrines in the world. It remained as the capital of the Santhara kingdom till the end of 12th century and was ruled by many other rulers over the centuries. It houses the ancient Bhattarakha Peetha with Jagadguru His Holiness SwastiSri Devendrakerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji as its pontiff.
WWW.HOMBUJAPADMAVATI.ORG is the official website of Hombuja Jain Math. This website is aimed at giving the first hand information about the activities at Sri Kshstra Hombuja and authentic information about the history and temples of Hombuja.
2017 – Annual Jathre Mahotsava at Kundadri
Kundadri (Tirthahalli Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka), January 14, 2017: The Annual Jathre (fair) and Makara Sankranthi pooja at 1008 Sri Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain temple on Kundadri hillock was held on January 14, 2017.
Kundadri’s Parshwanath Jain Temple Gets a New Look
Kundadri (Shivamogga District, Karnataka), January 5, 2017: The ancient Sri Parshwanath Digambar Jain temple located on the sacred Kundadri hillock has been renovated recently. The temple has got a new look post renovation carried on by the Hombuja Jain Mutt under the guidance of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji.
Special Pooja on New Year
Hombuja (Shivamogga District, Karnataka), January 1, 2017 – Special pooja was performed at Sri Kshetra Hombuja to Lord Parshwanath, Goddess Padmavati & Kshetrapala on the 1st day (1st January 2017) of Gregorian calendar.
‘Padmavati Mata Humcha’ – App for Android & iPhones
Hombuja (Shivamogga District, Karnataka), September 25, 2016 – App for Android and iPhones related to Sri Kshetra Hombuja has been released. The titled as “‘Padmavati Mata Humcha’” is available on Google & Apple play stores.
Navaratri & Vijayadashami Utsava – 2016 at Hombuja
Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), September 15, 2016: On the occasion of Navarathri & Vijayadashami special poojas and other related religious celebrations have been organised at Hombuja as per tradition under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Devendrakerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji. Special poojas will be organised on all the days of Navaratri.