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Hombuja, 8th May 2019: Special Akshaya Tritiya pooja was performed at Sri Kshetra Hombuja on 8th May 2019 through panchamrutha poojas to Lord Parshwanath,Goddess Padmavati Devi followed by Masthakabhisheka to Lord Parshwanath idol on Guddada Basadi . The pooja was performed in the presence of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Muni Maharaj and Sangh under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Jagadguru Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 5th May 2019: ShrutaBhakti Mahotsava was held at Sri Kshtra Hombuja under the presence of Vatsalya Varidhi Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamanasagarji Muni Maharaj and Sangh, guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. Prof. S.C.Ramesh, vice chancellor of Hampi Kannada University was the chief guest and Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah, renowned Jain scholar delivered the key note address.
The event had been organised to commomerate thr 50th year of Diksha of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamanasagarji Muni Maharaj. On the occasion many sacred Jain books were taken out in a procession across Humcha by keeping them on different planquins (pallakki). This was followed by Shruta Pooja and Jain books were released.
Thousands of devotees of Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj attended the event.
– Hombuja Jain Math

Hombuja, 17th April 2019: The Mahavir Janmakalyana/Jayanthi celebrations at Sri Kshetra Hombuja was held under the presence of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Muni Maharaj and Sangh and under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr.Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja. The idol of Lord Mahavir from Bogara Basadi was taken out in a silver pallakki (planquin) in all roads of Hombuja. The Muni sangh, Sri Bhattarakha Swamiji and devotees accompanied the pallakki. This was followed by panchamrutha Abhisheka of Lord Mahavir idol. Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Muni Maharaj and Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji delivered the religious discourse on the occasion.
– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 6th April 2019: Special pooja was conducted at Sri Kshetra Hombuja on the occasion of Ugadi – 2019 to signify the beginning of Vikarinama Samvatsara. The pooja was performed at Parshwanath Swamy temple, Padmavati temple and Matada Basadi. It was performed under the holy presence of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and Sangha and under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 27th March 2019: As part of the annual rathayatra celebrations the ‘Ahtavadhana’ seva to Goddess Padmavati was offered. This is a unique ritual that has been in practice at Humcha where in Goddess Padmavati is offered seva in eight different forms of music on the evening of Maharathotsava day.
It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 27th March 2019: The maharathotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati was held at Sri Kshetra Humcha with religious fervour. Thousands of devotees from all over the state had flown to Hombuja to witness the event. It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion. Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and Sangh graced the occasion.

The day began with Jala and Panchamrutha pooja to Lord Parshwanath & Goddess Padmavati Devi. This was followed by Mahanaivedya Pooja along with Nityavidhi, Ratharohana and Maharathotsava. All throughout the proceedings devotees participated with devotion and religious fervour. People piled up in long ques to have a darshan of Goddess Padmavati Devi at Padmavati Temple. Their religious fervour reached its peak when the magnanamous attractive Maharatha was pulled by His Holiness Swamiji and thousands of devotees. Slogans such as “Bolo Parashwanth Bhagawan Ki Jai…”, “Padmavati Matha Ki Jai…”, “Mahamate Ki Jai…” were heard all through out the day.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 26th March 2019: As a part of the annual rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi the Belli Rathotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Pushpa Rathotsava of Goddess Padmavati Devi were held at Sri Kshetra Humcha. It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 26th March 2019: As a part of the annual rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi the religious gathering – Dharmika Sabhe was held at Sri Kshetra Humcha. It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion.

Siddanthakeerthi Award – Dr.S.D.Shetty a renowned researcher and Jain scholar was conferred with the Siddanthakeerthi award.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 25th March 2019: Simhavahanotsava of Goddess Padmavati Devi was held at Sri Kshetra Humcha as a part of the annual rathayatra mahotsava. It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion.

– Hombuja Jain Math

Hombuja, 24th March 2019: Nagavahanotsava of Goddess Padmavati Devi was held at Sri Kshetra Humcha as a part of the annual rathayatra mahotsava. Goddess It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion.

– Hombuja Jain Math

Hombuja, 24th March 2019: The annual rathayatra celebrations of Lord Parshwanath and Gooddess Padmavati Devi were started at Sri Kshetra Hombuja with the Dhwajarohana (flag hoisting). It was held under the guidnace of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, & His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math were also present on the occasion.

– Hombuja Jain Math

 

Hombuja, 23rd March 2019: The 2nd national meeeting of Acharya Sri Shanthisagar Diksha Cenetenary celebrations were held at Humcha under the guidance of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and Sangh. His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math and other Bhattarakhas were also present. Office bearers from all over India had assembled at the meeting. The diksha centenary celebrations format to be held across India over the next one year was discussed in detail at the event.
Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj released a book titled Charitra Chakravarthi in Hindi on the occasion.

– Hombuja Jain Math

Hombuja, 23rd March 2019: The 2nd national meeeting of Acharya Sri Shanthisagar Diksha Cenetenary celebrations were held at Humcha under the guidance of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and Sangh. His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math and other Bhattarakhas were also present. Office bearers from all over India had assembled at the meeting. The diksha centenary celebrations format to be held across India over the next one year was discussed in detail at the event.
Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj released a book titled Charitra Chakravarthi in Hindi on the occasion.

– Hombuja Jain Math

Hombuja, 23rd March 2019: Charitra Chakravarti Acharya 108 Sri Shanthisagar Mahraj’s Diksha Cenetenary celebrations were held at Humcha under the guidance of Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and Sangh, Balacharya 108 Sri Siddasena Muni Maharaj. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math, His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhuvanakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kanakagiri Jain Math, His Holiness Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Arihantagiri (Tirumalai) Jain Math, His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math, His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Dharmasena Bhattarakha Swamiji of Varur Jain Math, His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Sonda (Swadi) Jain Math and His Holiness Swasti Sri Siddanthakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Aretippur Jain Math were also present. The inauguration of the celebrations was held in a religious gathering. This was followed by the Acharya Sri Shanthisagar Aradhana.

– Hombuja Jain Math

Humcha (Karnataka), 20th March 2019: Sri Kshetra Hombuja, the holy abode of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati is all ready for the annual rathayatra mahotsava and the Centenary celebrations of Acharya 108 Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj. The roads, buildings, temples and the Jain Math have been decorated and the village has been illuminated fully with colourful lights. Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj the 5 decendant of Acharya 108 Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj and his sangh comprising of munis, aryikas and brahmachari arrived at Humcha today. The pontiffs of different Jain Maths (monastries) will arrive at Humcha of the mega celebrations. His Holiness SwastiSri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math is over seeing preperations. The staff of the Jain Math and the villagers are working day and night towards the event preparations. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja, 10th March 2019: The diksha centenary celebrations of Acharya Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj will be inaugurated at Humcha on 20th March 2019. The celebration will be followed by Aradhana’s on 21st, 22nd & 24th March 2019.

The programme will be held under the presence of Acharya 108 Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj & his sangh. Bhattarakha’s from all the Jain Math’s will be grace the occasion.

Programme Schedule

Wednesday 20th March 2019

  • 8:00 am – Flag Hoisting
  • 2:00 pm – Sri Shanthisagar Vidhana & Pravachana (discourse)

Thursday 21st March 2019 – Gnandharavalaya Aradhana from 2:00 pm onwards followed by pravachana

Friday 22nd March 2019 – Chowshatvruddhi Vidhana from 2:00 pm onwards followed by pravachana

Sunday 24th March 2019 – Shanthi Vidhana from 2:00 pm onwards followed by pravachana

Saturday 23rd March 2019
8:00 am – Tableaus Procession on the occasion of Centenary Celebrations
1:00 pm – Inauguration of Acharya Shanthisagar Maharaj’s Diksha Centenary Celebrations

– Sri Hombuja Jain Math

Prof. S.D.Shetty - Sri Siddantha Keerthi Award - 2019

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 15, 2019: Jain scholar Dr.Prof.S.D.Shetty has been chosen for the coveted “Siddhantha Keerthi Award”. He has been chosen award for his contribution to Jainism through research, archeology & literature. ‘Siddhantha Keerthi Award’ has been constituted by Hombuja Jain Math and will be given to Jain scholars every year for their contribution to Jainism. Prof. Shetty who hails from Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka currently resides at Ujire (Near Dharmasthala, Dakshina Kannada district). At present He is the director of Sri Manjunatheshwara Samskruthi Samshodhana Pratishtana and Manjusha Museum. He has worked in the fields of Kannada literature, Jainism and inscriptional Research. Varanga, Vijayammi Charite, Karnataka Basadigalu, Tulunadina Jainadharma – Ondu Adhyayana, Jainara Habbagalu are some of his books. He has authored many other books in Kannada on Jainism & Kannada literature. “Tulunadina Jainadharma – Ondu Adhyayana” is his research thesis that focuses on the research of Jainism in Tulunadu (Mangaluru and Udupi districts).

The annual Rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi will be held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja from 24-29 March 2019. His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math will present the award to Dr.S.D.Shetty in a religious gathering organised at Hombuja on 26th March 2019 as a part of the Rathayatra Mahotsava celebrations. The Award carry’s a cash prize of INR 35,000 and a plaque of honour.

-Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 15, 2019: The annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi will be held with other programmes at Humcha from 24th to 29nd February 2019 under the guidance of His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji.

The detailed programme Schedule is as below:

  • 21st March 2019 – Ganadhara Valaya Aradhana at Sri Matada Basadi (Sri Neminath Swamy Basadi).
  • 22nd March 2019 – Kalyana Mandira Aradhana at Sri Makkala Basadi (Sri Parshwanath Swamy Chikka Basadi).
  • 23rd March 2019 – Bhaktamara Aradhana at Sri Bogara Basadi (Sri Mahavir Swamy Basadi).
  • 24th March 2019 – Indira Pratishte, Vimana Shuddhi, Yakshapratishte, Dhwajarohana, Mahanaivedya Pooja, Nandimangala, Vastu Shanthi, Mruttika Sangrahana, Nagavahoanotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards) and other rituals.
  • 25th March 2019 – Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi, Kalikundala Yantra aradhana, Simhavahanotsava (8.00 pm onwards) and other rituals.
  • 26th March 2019 – Nityavidhi with Jala-agni homa, Shanthichakra Aradhana, Sribali, Bellirathotsava, Pushparathotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards).
  • 27th March 2019 – Moolanakshatra – Mahanaivedya Pooja along with Nityavidhi, Ratharohana, Maharathotsava (from 1.35 pm onwards).
  • 28th March 2019 – 108 Kalasha Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanatha along with Nityavidhi at Trikuta Jinalaya (Guddada Basadi, from 9 am onwards).
  • 29th March 2019 – Kunkuma Utsava & Dhwajarohana (flag hoisting).

Click here to download a copy of the Sri Mukha Patrike in Kannada

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Dharmika Sabhe – Religious Gathering

  • 26th March 2019 – 6 PM Onwards – Mangalacharana, Welcome address, Inauguration, Conferring of “Siddantha Keerthi Award”, His Holiness Swamiji’s address, vote of thanks.
  • 27th March 2019 – 8 PM Onwards – Cultural Programme.
  • 28th March 2019 – 8 PM Onwards – Cultural Programme.

Click here to download a copy of the Dharmika Sabhe’s invitation in Kannada

Click here to download a copy of the Dharmika Sabhe’s invitation in English

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Humcha, 11th January 2019: Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj and his Sangh had a darshan of the Basadis of Hombuja on 11th January 2019. The sangh was accompanied by His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness Swamiji explained the history and antiquity of the temples to the Sangh.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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