2015 – News

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Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), December 29, 2015: The 61st birthday of Acharya 108 Sri Pushpadanth Sagarji Maharaj will be celebrated at Sri Kshetra Hombuja on December 31, 2105 & January 1, 2016. The programme will be held in the presence of Muni Sri Prateek Sagarji Maharaj & under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.

The detailed programme schedule is as below –

Thursday December 31, 2015: From 8 pm to Midnight 12.00 – Nrutya Mangalacharana, Lighting of the lamp, Special Cultural Programme, Bhajan Sandhya, Maha Arathi, silent blessings of Muni Sri Prateek Sagarji Maharaj to all devotees.

Friday January 1, 2016: From 8 am onwards – Nrutya Mangalacharana, Lighting of the lamp, unveiling of Acharya Sri Pushpadanth Sagarji’s photo, Mahagurupooja with music, Vinayanjali, Muni Sri Prateek Sagarji Maharaj’s discourse & Arathi.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), November 17, 2015: The 4th Pattabhisheka Vardanthi Mahotsava of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Pattacharyavarya Maha Swamiji was held at atishaya Sri Kshetra Hombuja on Tuesday November 17, 2015.
Religious Rituals – The proceedings started with 108 Kalasha abhisheka to Lord Parshwanath Swamy at Sri Parshwanath Basadi from 8.00 am onwards. This was followed by Simhasanarohana of His Holiness Swamiji, special pooja to Golden Paduka, pada pooja to Swamiji, prashasti vachana, offerings to Swamiji by devotees, religious discourse and Ashirvachana. The abhisheka, shodashopachara pooja and Kumkumarcchane were performed to Goddess Padmavatidevi.
Guruvandana Programme – The Guruvandan programme was held from 11.00 am onwards. His Holiness Swamiji inagurated the programme. Dharmasthala Surendra Kumar, executive president Bharatiya Jain Milan; optician Dr. Narpat Solani from Bangalore & Sri Mruthyunjaya from Bangalore were the guests at the Guruvandana programme. All the guests were honoured and was followed by a religious discourse of His His Holiness Swamiji. The calendar of Sri Kshetra Hombuja for the year 2016 was also released on the occasion.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Hombuja (Shimoga District), Karnataka, November 5, 2015: The 4th Vardanthi Mahotsava (4th pattabhisheka anniversary) of His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja (Humcha) Jain Mutt will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Humcha. The detailed programme schedule is as given below.

Religious Rituals – Monday November 17, 2015

  • 9:00 am: Abhisheka to Bhagawan Sri 1008 Parshwanatha Tirthankara at Parshwanath Basadi; Kumkuma Archana & Shodashopachara Pooja to Goddess Sri Padmavathi at Padmavathi Basadi.
  • Guruvandana Programme – Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 11 am
  • Holy Presence: His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji (Sri Hombuja Jain Mutt)
  • Chief Guest: Sri D Surendra Kumar, Working President, Jain Milan
  • Special Invitee: Dr. Narpat Solanki, Optician, Bangalore

The devotees are requested to attend the event in Large numbers.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), September 15, 2015: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.

The detailed programme schedule is as below:

  • October 13, 2014: Ghata Sthapana (beginning of Navarathri)
  • October 20, 2014: Saraswathi Pooja
  • October 21, 2014: Jeevadayashtami, Ayudha pooja & Mahanavami
  • October 23, 2014: Vijayadashami pooja & utsava, pallakki utsava of Goddess Padmavati, Simhasanarohana of His Holiness Swasti Sri Devendrakerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji,Pada pooja His Holiness Swamiji

Special poojas will also be performed at Varanga & Hattiyangadi on the occasion of Navarathri & Vijayadashami. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), July 14, 2015: His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math has said that the life & personality of Lord Bahubali who adopted ahimsa as a way of life is different from the one projected in the movie Bahubali. So, people should not get confused about the characters and story of the movie Bahubali to that of Lord Bahubali.

While speaking to press reporters in the premises of the Jain Math he opined that a comparision between the Bahubali characters is uncalled for. Further, he said that Lord Bahubali’s motto was always ahimsa and stood by that principle even in action. Where as Bahubali has been portrayed as a violent character that is capable of fighting in the movie. Hence people should not get influenced by this & should not conclude that the portrayal of Bahubali’s character in the movie is similar to that of Lord Bahubali.

In principle it is completely two different characters without any corelation. Lord Bahubali is always looked up as a messenger of Ahimsa i.e. non violence. He won over his brother by means of malla yudda (wrestling), Jala (water sport) Yudda & drishti Yudda (a game where 2 people stare at each other and the person who blinks first is the looser) which were all through non violence. It is really sad that name of such a great character is being used in a movie that glorifies violence.

At the first instance for a common man who is unaware of the background of the movie it gives an impression that it is related to the life of Lord Bahubali. Hence he called upon the people to not be confused by watching the movie and it is advisable that they should not compare both the characters.
It is upto the public to decide if the movie is good or not. Our only message is that Bahubali’s character portrayed in the movie is not related to Lord Bahubali.

-Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), May 22, 2015: The “Shruta Panchami” celebrations were held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja on May 22, 2015 under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. Sri Saraswati Aradhana was performed at Sri Parshwanath Basadi. The was followed by special Shruta pooja at the Chandrashale in front of Padmavati & Parshwanath temple. His Holiness Swamiji addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of Shruta Panchami in Jainism.

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-Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), April 21, 2015: The 2nd annual pooja mahotsava of Guddada Basadi at Sri Kshetra Hombuja was held on April 21, 2015 under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. On the occasion Jala (water) and Panchamrutha abhisheka were performed to the idols of Lord Parshwanath the main deity of the temple, Lord Shanthinath and the ancient idol of Lord Bahubali. It can be recalled here that the panchakalyana pratishta mahotsava of this temple was held around the same period 2 years back. In memory of its installation every year abhisheka is performed to the deities on the Akshaya Tritiya day.

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– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), April 2, 2015: The Mahavir Jayanthi (Janmakalyana) celebrations were held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja on April 2, 2015. The white coloured marble idol of Lord Mahavir was taken in a procession through all the main roads of Hombuja from Bogara Basadi in a silver planquin (pallakki) and reached Parshwanath temple. At Parshwanath temple special panchamrutha Abhisheka pooja was performed to the idol.

-Sri Kshetra Hombuja

 

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 21, 2015: ‘Ugadi’ was celebrated at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. On this occasion Goddess Padmavati was decorated and the idol of Goddess Padmavati was taken out in a planquin (pallakki) across the village through a procession. This was followed by a discourse from His Holiness Swamiji.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Mysore (Karnataka), March 9, 2015: His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Mutt will be awarded PhD by the University of Mysore on April 25, 2015. He will be awarded Ph.D for his research thesis “Janapadiya, Samskrutika mattu Taulanika Drushtiyinda Kannada Samyaktva Kaumudhi Kavyagala Adhyayana” (A study of Poetic Works of Samyaktva Kaumudhi in Kannada with Folk, Cultural & Comparative Perspective) under the guidance of Dr.Prem Suman Jain. He will e awarded the doctoral thesis at the annual convocation of the Universirt of Mysore on 25th April, 2015.The University of Mysore notified this in their order No. Pa.Vi.9.3/Ph.D./DKS/2007-08.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 16, 2015: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2015 celebrations Okali, Kumkuma Utsava & Dhwajarohana was performed at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. These were held as part of the rituals on the concluding day of Rathayatra Mahotsava.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 15, 2015: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2015 celebrations 108 Kalasha abhisheka followed by Panchamrutha Abhisheka was performed to Lord Parshwanath Swamy at Guddada Basadi under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 14, 2015: Thousands of devotees from all over India and world had flown to Hombuja to witness the Maha Rathotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi. Maha Rathotsava was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.

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 (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 13, 2015: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2015 celebrations ‘Pushpa Rathotsava’ were held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.

The day’s proceedings started with Nityavidhi folowed by Jala-agni homa, Shanthichakra Aradhana, Sribali and Pushpa Rathotsava was conducted from 8.00 pm onwards.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 13, 2015: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2015 celebrations at Hombuja His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja inaugurated the religious gathering. ‘Siddantha Keerthi’ award was presented to Dr.S.P.Padmaprasad on this occasion for his contribution to Jainism & Jain folklore. His Holiness Swamiji presented award and delivered the religious discourse. A couple of religious books published by Hombuja Jain Mutt were released on this occasion.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

 

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 12, 2015: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2015 celebrations ‘Simha Vahanotsava’ was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.

The day proceedings started with Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanath & Goddess Padmavati Devi Indira Pratishte followed by Kalikundala Yantra Aradhane. The main attraction of the day – Simha Vahoanotsava was conducted from 8.00 pm onwards. During Simha Vahanotsava the idols of Lord Parshwanath & Goddess Padmavati Devi are taken in a prcession on an attractively decorated chariot with the structure of Simha (Lion) on it. The idols are kept on Simha’s back during the procession.

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– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 11, 2015: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2015 celebrations ‘Nagavahanotsava’ was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.
The day proceedings started with Indira Pratishte followed by Vimana Shuddhi, Yakshapratishte, Dhwajarohana, Mahanaivedya Pooja, Nandimangala, Vastu Shanthi and Mruttika Sangrahana. The main attraction of the day – Nagavahoanotsava was conducted from 8.00 pm onwards.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 21, 2015: Renowned Jain scholar Dr.S.P.Padmaprasad has been choosen for the coveted “Siddhantha Keerthi Award”. He has been choosen for this award for his contribution to Jainism & Jain folklore. ‘Siddhantha Keerthi Award’ has been constituted by Hombuja Jain Math and will be given to Jain scholars every year for the contribution to Jainism.
The annual Rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi will be held at ri Kshetra Hombuja from March 11-16, 2015. His Holiness Swasti sRi Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math will present the award to Dr.Padmaprasad in a religious gathering organised at Hombuja on March 13, 2015 as a part of the Rathayatra Mahotsava celebrations.

-Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 24, 2015: The annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi will be held with other programmes at Humcha from 8th to 16th March 2015 under the guidance of His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji.

The detailed programme Schedule is as below:

  • 8th March 2015 – Ganadhara Valaya Aradhana at Sri Matada Basadi (Sri Neminath Swamy Basadi).
  • 9th March 2015 – Kalyana Mandira Aradhana at Sri Makkala Basadi (Sri Parshwanath Swamy Chikka Basadi).
  • 10th March 2015 – Bhaktamara Aradhana at Sri Bogara Basadi (Sri Mahavir Swamy Basadi).
  • 11th March 2015 – Indira Pratishte, Vimana Shuddhi, Yakshapratishte, Dhwajarohana, Mahanaivedya Pooja, Nandimangala, Vastu Shanthi, Mruttika Sangrahana, Nagavahoanotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards) and other rituals.
  • 12th March 2015 – Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi, Kalikundala Yantra aradhana, Simhavahanotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards) and other rituals.
  • 13th March 2015 – Nityavidhi with Jala-agni homa, Shanthichakra Aradhana, Sribali, Pushparathotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards).
  • 14th March 2015 – Moolanakshatra – Mahanaivedya Pooja along with Nityavidhi, Ratharohana, Maharathotsava (from 1.15 pm onwards).
  • 15th March 2015 – 108 Kalasha Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanatha along with Nityavidhi at Trikuta Jinalaya (Guddada Basadi).
  • 16th March 2015 – Kunkuma Utsava & Dhwajarohana (flag hoisting).

Visit this link to download a copy of the Sri Mukha Patrike in Kannada (in pdf format) – http://www.hombujapadmavati.org/downloads/Hombuja_Jain_Math-Padmavati_Jathre-Annual_Fair-2015-Srimukha-Patrike.pdf

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja