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ಹೊಂಬುಜ, ೧೨ನೇ ನವೆಂಬರ್ ೨೦೧೮: ಶ್ರೀ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಹೊಂಬುಜದ ಪುರಾತನವಾದ ಪಾಳಿ ಅಕ್ಕನ ಬಸದಿಯ ಪುನರ್ನಿರ್ಮಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಭೂಮಿ ಪೂಜೆ ಕಾರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಪರಮ ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಜಗದ್ಗುರು ಡಾ ದೇವೇಂದ್ರಕೀರ್ತಿ ಭಟ್ಟರಕ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಯವರ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆರವೇರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ’ಭೂಮಿ ಪೂಜೆ’ಯ ವಿಧಿ ವಿಧಾನಗಳನ್ನು ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಯವರ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಪುರೋಹಿತ ವರ್ಗದವರು ನೆರೆವೇರಿಸಿದರು. ಹೊಂಬುಜ ಜೈನ ಸಮಾಜದ ಶ್ರಾವಕರು ಹಾಗೂ ವಿವಿಧ ಊರುಗಳಿಂದ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದ ಭಕ್ತರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.
ಪಾಳಿಅಕ್ಕನ ಬಸದಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ – ಈ ಬಸದಿಯು ಕುಮುದ್ವತಿ ತೀರ್ಥ ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯಲಾಗುವ ಕುಮುದ್ವತಿ ನದಿಯ ಉಗಮ ಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಕೇವಲ ಗರ್ಭಗೃಹ ಮಾತ್ರವಿದ್ದ ಈ ಬಸದಿಯ ಮುಂಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿನ ಶಾಸನ ಹಾಗೂ ಅವಶೇಷಗಳು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶಾಲವಾದ ಮುಖಮಂಟಪ ವಿತ್ತೆಂದು ತೋರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ಗರ್ಭಗುಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಭಿನ್ನವಾದ ತೀರ್ಥಂಕರರ ಪದ್ಮಾಸನ ವಿಗ್ರಹವಿದ್ದು ಅದನ್ನು ವಿಕ್ರಮ ಸಾಂತರನ ಎರಡನೆಯ ಪತ್ನಿ ಪಾಳಿಅಕ್ಕ ಮಾಡಿಸಿದ್ದಳು ಎಂದು ಶಾಸನಗಳ ಉಲ್ಲೇಖದಿಂದ ತಿಳಿಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಬಸದಿಯನ್ನು ಪಟ್ಟಣ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ನೋಕಯ್ಯ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಎಂಬುವರು ಕ್ರಿ.ಶ.1061ರಲ್ಲಿ, ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ ಮಾಸದ ಐದನೆಯ ಶನಿವಾರದಂದು ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾಪಿಸಲಾಯಿತು ಎಂಬ ಅಂಶವು ಶಾಸನಗಳಿಂದ ತಿಳಿಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಈ ಬಸದಿಯನ್ನು ’ಪಟ್ಟಣ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಜಿನಾಲಯ’ ಎಂದು ಕೂಡ ಕರೆಯಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅದಲ್ಲದೆ ಕುಮುದ್ವತಿ ತೀರ್ಥಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಂಡಂತೆ ಇರುವುದರಿಂದ ಇದನ್ನು ’ತೀರ್ಥದ ಬಸದಿ’ ಎಂದು ಕೂಡ ಕರೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ.
ಕರ್ಮಧರ್ಮ ಸಮನ್ವಯ – ಕರ್ಮಧರ್ಮ ಸಮನ್ವಯ ವೆಂಬಂತೆ ಈ ಬಸದಿಯ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾಪನೆಯು ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ ಮಾಸದಲ್ಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, 957 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ನಂತರ ಅದರ ಪುನರ್ನಿರ್ಮಾಣದ ಭೂಮಿ ಪೂಜೆ ಕಾರ್ಯವು ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ ಮಾಸದಲ್ಲೇ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ.
– ಶ್ರೀ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಹೊಂಬುಜ
Hombuja, 12th November 2018: The Bhoomi Pooja for rebuilding the Paliakkana Basadi was undertaken on 12th November 2018 under the guidance of His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. The priests performed the detailed rituals related to the Bhoomi Pooja. Members of the Hombuja Jain Samaj and others devotees were present.
About Paliakkana Basadi – This temple is situated beside the origin of Kumudvathi river (popularly called as Kumudvathi Tirtha). The temple was in a very dilapidated state. An inscription in front of the temple and the ruins indicate that is had a wide mukha mantapa in front of the Garbagriha. It has a 3 feet high stone idol of a Tirthankar in padmasana posture. This idol was installed by Paliakka the second wife of Vikrama Santhara & hence the name Paliakka Basadi. The temple is also called as Tirthada Basadi / Pattana Swamy Jinalaya and was built by Pattanaswamy Nokkaiah Shetty in 1061 A.D. in the Karthika Masa’s (month) 5th Sunday.
Coincidence – It a matter of coincidence that after 957 years the renovation of this temple has been initiated in the Karthika Masa.
– Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Hombuja, 9th October 2018: Sri Kshetra Hombuja is all ready for the Navarathri Celebrations 2018. Ari Parshwanath Swamy Basadi and Goddess Padmavati Basadi have been decorated with flowers and colourful lights. -Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Hombuja 8th October 2018: Navarathri & Vijayadashami Pooja will be held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja from 10th to 19th October 2018. The pooja will be held under the holy presence of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Humcha (Hombuja) Jain Math.
The programme schedule is as below –
- Wednesday 10th October 2018 – Navaratri Utsava begins, Ghata Sthapana.
- Sunday 14th October 2018 – Saraswati Pooja
- Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Jevadayashtami
- Thursday 18th October 2018 – Ayudha Pooja & Mahanavami
- Friday 19th October 2018 – Vijayadashami pooja & utsava, Sri Mahadevi Pallakki utsava, Simhasanarohana of His Holiness SwastiSri Devendrakerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, Pada pooja of His Holiness Swamiji
– Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Shravanabelagola, 27th September 2018: Jain Muni Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and his Sangh were Invited to Humcha by His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math at Shravanabelagola. His Holiness SwastiSri Bhuvanakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kanakagiri Jain Math invited Acharya Sri and his Sangh to Kanakagiri. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), 11th September 2018: His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math was felicitated by His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola Jain Math with the “Dharma Ratnakara” title in a function held at Shravanabelagola. Sri Deevendrakeerthi Swamiji was felicitated for His and Hombuja Jain Math’s involvement and cooperation during the Bahubali Swami Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava 2018. His Holiness SwastiSri Bhuvanakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kanakagiri Jain Math was also felicitated with the “Dharma Ratnakara” title. Sri Deevendrakeerthi Swamiji felicitated his Guru His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Swamiji of Shravanabelagola. His Holiness SwastiSri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri Jain Math, His Holiness SwastiSri Lakshmisena Bhattarakha Swamiji of Narasimharajapura Jain Math, His Holiness SwastiSri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Sonda (Swadi) Jain Math were also present on the occasion. – Hombuja Jain Math
Hombuja, 7th September 2018: 2nd Shravanamasa Pooja of Goddess Padmavati Devi was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr.Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. Grains of various varieties were offered to Goddess Padmavati. His Holiness SwastiSri Dharmasena Bhattarakha Swamiji of Amminabhavi Jain Math had visited Hombuja and participated in the morning poojas. His Holiness SwastiSri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Sonda (Swadi) Jain Math had visited Hombuja and participated in the evening poojas. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Hattiangadi (Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka), 30th August 2018: The bhoomi pooja for the renovation of the ancient Sri Chandranath Swamy Digambar Jain temple at Hattiangadi was held under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. HattiAngadi is an Ancient Jain Heritage Centre that houses the temples of Lord Chandranath and Kshetrapal Brahma Yaksha. These temples come under the administration of the Hombuja Jain Math. The renovation of this temple is a part of His Holiness Swamiji’s mission towards renovating all the temples that come under their administration. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), August 1, 2018: On the occasion of the forthcoming ‘Shravana Masa’, special poojas will be performed to Goddess Padmavati Devi at Hombuja. The poojas will be conducted on 17th, 24th and 31st August and 7th September 2018. All the poojas will be performed under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Sri Kshetra Hombuja. The Maha abhisheka will be conducted at 8.00 am and Mahamangala Arathi will be conducted at 10.30 am on all the Fridays. His Holiness Swamiji has aspired that the devotees involve in the poojas actively. – Hombuja Jain Math
Hombuja, 9th June 2018: As a apart of the Jana Kalyan Programmes at Sri Kshetra Hombuja – Blood Donation, Blood, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Check Up Camp were held under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. The camp benefited hundreds of villagers and devotees at Hombuja. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Humcha, 13th April 2018: Acharya 108 Sri VishuddhaSagarji Maharaj & sangh with 33 Jain munis will enter the ancient Jain Heritage Centre Hombuja on 14th April 2018 at 5 pm. The Muni Sangha will be given a rousing welcome at Hombuja under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhatarakha Swamiji.
The Jain monk Sri Vishuddhasagarji is titled as “Charya Shiromani” owing to his strict adherence to the conduct of a Jain Monk. He was recently presented with the title of “Swadhya Prabhavaka” by His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola Jain Math as a honour of his erudite knowledge on Jinvani (Jain scriptures) and his way of propagating Jinavani’s message.
– Sri Hombuja Jain Math
Varanga (Udupi District, Karnataka), January 17, 2018: The annual rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Sri Neminath Swami & Godess Padmavati Devi at Varanga will be held from 1st to 5th February 2018 in the presence & guidance of His HolinessSwasti Sri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.
The programme Schedule is as below –
- 1st February 2018 – Indra Pratishte, Vimana Shuddhi, Yaksha Pratishte, Hoisting of the flag, Sri Bali Vidhana, Beritadana, Mruthita Sangrahana, Ankurarpane and Navakalashabhisheka.
- 2nd February 2018 – Vasthu Shanthi, Nithya Vidhi, Navakalashabhisheka, Sri Bali Utsava.
- 3rd February 2018 – Gruha Shanthi, Yantra Aradhane, Jalagni Homa and Pushpa Rathotsava (during night)
- 4th February 2018 – Maha Naivedya Pooja to Goddess Padmavati, Requesting of Prasada, Maha Rathotsava (during Hastha Nakshatra) and 108 Kalashabhisheka with Nithya Vidhi.
- 5th February 2018 – Sribali, Kumkuma Utsava, Avabrutha Snana, De-hoisting of the flag and Sri Kshetrapala Pooja (during night).
Devotees are requested to participate actively in the celebrations.
– Sri Kshetra Hombuja