2016 – News

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.

The App has been developed by Manoj Jain from Kolkata (West Bengal). Manoj Jain is a devotee of Hombuja and has developed this as a service to Kshetra. Mr Manoj has informed that “Regular updates related to Hombuja will be made on the App.

His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, pontiff of Sri Kshetra Hombuja has expressed his happiness on the release of the App.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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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.

The detailed programme schedule is as below:

  • 1st October 2016: Ghata Sthapana (beginning of Navarathri)
  • 8th October 2016: Saraswathi Pooja
  • 9th October 2016: Jeevadayashtami
  • 10th October 2016: Ayudha pooja & Mahanavami
  • 11th October 2016: 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

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 29, 2016: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2016 celebrations ‘Simha Vahanotsava’ was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Dr. 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

Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 28, 2016: As a part of the annual Rathayatra Mahotsava 2016 celebrations ‘Nagavahanotsava’ was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Dr. 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

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Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 2, 2016: The annual Rathayatra Mahotsava of Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi will be held with other programmes at Humcha from 25th March to 2nd April 2016 under the guidance of His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji.

The detailed programme Schedule is as below:

  • 25th March 2016 – Ganadhara Valaya Aradhana at Sri Matada Basadi (Sri Neminath Swamy Basadi).
  • 26th March 2016 – Kalyana Mandira Aradhana at Sri Makkala Basadi (Sri Parshwanath Swamy Chikka Basadi).
  • 27th March 2016 – Bhaktamara Aradhana at Sri Bogara Basadi (Sri Mahavir Swamy Basadi).
  • 28th March 2016 – Indira Pratishte, Vimana Shuddhi, Yakshapratishte, Dhwajarohana, Mahanaivedya Pooja, Nandimangala, Vastu Shanthi, Mruttika Sangrahana, Nagavahoanotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards) and other rituals.
  • 29th March 2016 – Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanatha and Goddess Padmavathi, Kalikundala Yantra aradhana, Simhavahanotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards) and other rituals.
  • 30th March 2016 – Nityavidhi with Jala-agni homa, Shanthichakra Aradhana, Sribali, Bellirathotsava, Pushparathotsava (from 8.00 pm onwards).
  • 31st March 2016 – Moolanakshatra – Mahanaivedya Pooja along with Nityavidhi, Ratharohana, Maharathotsava (from 1.10 pm onwards).
  • 1st April 2016 – 108 Kalasha Abhisheka to Lord Parshwanatha along with Nityavidhi at Trikuta Jinalaya (Guddada Basadi, from 9 am onwards).
  • 2nd April 2016 – Kunkuma Utsava & Dhwajarohana (flag hoisting).

Click here to download a copy of the Sri Mukha Patrike in Kannada (in pdf format)

Dharmika Sabhe – Religious Gathering

  • 30th March 2016 – 6 PM Onwards – Mangalacharana, Welcome address, Inauguration, Conferring of “Siddantha Keerthi Award”, His Holiness Swamiji’s address, vote of thanks.
  • 30th March 2016 – 8 PM Onwards – Cultural Programme.
  • 31st March 2016 – 8 PM Onwards – Cultural Programme.

Click here to download a copy of the Dharmika Sabhe’s invitation in Kannada (in pdf format)

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 2, 2016: Renowned Jain scholar Dr.S.P.Patil has been choosen for the coveted “Siddhantha Keerthi Award”. He has been choosen for this award for his contribution to Jainism. ‘Siddhantha Keerthi Award’ has been constituted by Hombuja Jain Math and will be given to Jain scholars every year for the contribution to Jainism. Sri Patil is a retired professor from the department of Kannada studies, Jainology at Karnataka University, Dharwad. He has authored more than 30 books including “Jaina Samskruthiya Habbagalu”, “Jaina Darshana”. He has also prsented his doctoral thesis called “Chavundaraya Purana Ondu Adhyayana – Chavundaraya Purana a Study”. Recognising his knowledge in Jainism he has been presented with Chavundaraya Award, Sri Gommateshwara Vidya Peetha Award, Siddantha Chakravarthi Nemichandra Award and many more.

The annual Rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi will be held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja from March 28 – April 2, 2016. His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math will present the award to Dr.Patil in a religious gathering organised at Hombuja on March 30, 2016 as a part of the Rathayatra Mahotsava celebrations.

-Sri Kshetra Hombuja

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Varanga (Udupi District, Karnataka), February 15, 2016: The annual rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Sri Neminath Swami & Godess Padmavati Devi at Varanga will be held from 23rd to 27th February 2016 in the presence & guidance of His HolinessSwasti Sri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.
The programme Schedule is as below –

  • 23rd February 2016 – Hoisting of the flag
  • 24th February 2016 – Nithya Vidhi
  • 25th February 2016 – Pushpa Rathotsava
  • 26th February 2016 – Maha Rathotsava
  • 27th February 2016 – Sri Kshetrapala Pooja, Kumkuma Utsava, hoisting of the flag

Devotees are requested to participate actively in the celebrations.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Hombuja (Shivamogga District, Karnataka), January 15, 2016: The “Golden Jubliee celebrations” and “17th Zonal Conference” of Bharatiya Jain Milan will be held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja on 30th & 31st January 2016. The event will be held under the aegis of Hombuja Jain Math. The conference has been organised by Jain Milan, Zone – 8 and co organised by the Davanagere zone of Jain Milan.

Event Details –

INAUGURATION
30th January 2016 – 10.35 am onwards

Holy Presence:

His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Inauguration:

  1. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala

Souvenir Release:

Kimmane Ratnakar, Education Minister, Govt. of Karnataka

Presentation of Milana Sri Awards:

Veer Dr. M.N.Rajendra Kumar, President, Dakshina Kannada Kendra Sahakari Bank

Chief Guests:

Veer Jayachand Jain, National President, Bharatiya Jain Milan

Veer D Surendra Kumar, Working President, Bharatiya Jain Milan

Sri D Sudhakar, MLA, Hiriyuru

Veer Nareshchand Jain, Chief Secretary, Bharatiya Jain Milan

Special Felicitation:

Kumari Panchami Maruru, State & National Awardee

President:
Veer M.S.Mruthyunjaya, Zonal President

Session 1

30th January 2016 – 3 to 3.50 pm

Subject: Social Organization & Religious Development

Lecture by: Jinendra Khanagavi, DCP (Law & Order), Dharwad.

President: Veer K Prasanna Kumar, Working President, Bharatiya Jain Milan, Zone – 8

 

Session 2
30th January 2016 – 3.50 pm to 4.40 pm

Subject: Facilities to Minority Jains from Government

Lecture by: Prof. R.G.Desai, Financial Expert, Centre for Financial & Social Development, Bengaluru

President: Sri T.G.Doddamani, Retired Joint Director, Social Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka.

Session 3
30th January 2016 – 4.40 pm to 5.30 pm

Subject: Role of Women in Social Development

Lecture by: Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, Vice Principal, Gupta College, Bengaluru

President: Smt. H.N.Rajyashree, Administrative Officer, LIC of India, Moodabidri

 

Session 4
31st January 2016 – 9.30 to 10.30 am

Subject: Importance of Leadership in Social Development

Lecture by: Veer. Prof. B.Yashovarma, Secretary, SDM Education Society, Ujire.

President: Veer N Prasanna Kumar, Vice President, Bharatiya Jain Milan, Zone – 8

SESSION ON RELIGIOUS THINKING
31st January 2016 – 10.30 am onwards

Subject: Present Challenges of the Society & Remedies
Holy Presence:
His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji,
Sri Kshetra Hombuja

His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Bhuvanakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji,
Sri Kshetra Kanakagiri

President:
Sri Ilkal Vijayakumar, Ex-MLA, Hosadurga

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION & DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS TO MILANS

                          31st January 2016 – 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

President & Valedictory Address:
Veer D Surendrakumar, National Working President, Bharatiya Jain Milan

Chief Guests:
Sri K Abhayachandra Jain, Sports Minister, Govt. of Karnataka

Sri Sirasappa Gogi, President, Digambar Jain Sangh, Shivamogga
Sri Devendrappa, Hombuja
Veer M.S.Mruthyunjaya, President, Bharatiya Jain Milan, Zone – 8
Veer Ilkal Ajjappa, President Designate, Bharatiya Jain Milan, Zone – 8

ALL ARE WELCOME

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja

Kundadri (Tirthahalli Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka), January 14, 2016: The Annual Jathre (fair) and Makara Sankranthi pooja at 1008 Sri Parshwanath Swamy Digambar Jain temple on Kundadri hillock was held on January 14, 2016. Jala Abhisheka & Panchamruta Abhisheka were performed to Lord Parshwanath on this Kalikunda Yantra Aradhana, Shodashopachara pooja to Goddess Padmavati and special pooja to the Pada (feet impressions) of Acharya Kundakunda were performed. The pooja and other proceedings were held under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.
Speaking on the occasion – His Holiness Swamiji said that “Samyak Darshana-Jnana-Charitrya are the important gems of life and we will be able to achieve them by visiting holy places. By visiting Kundadri the Tapobhoomi of Acharya Kundakunda we will be able to achieve purity of thoughts. This will help us adopt this in our day to day life”. Further he said that “Kundadri has a great natural beauty and the Jain Math has undertaken a lot of developmental activites here without affecting this beauty. It is the duty of the devotees, pilgrims and visitors to help maintain this and should not polute this place”.
Thousands of devotees from across Karnataka had gathered at Kundadri for the event.
About Kundadri – Kundadri is an ancient Jain Heritage Centre with a history of over 1800 years. Renowned Digambar Jain Acharya Kundakunda spent most of his life at Kundadri composing great Jain spiritual classics. It has an ancient temple with a Manastambha located at an altitude of 3300 feet above sea level in Shimoga district, Karnataka. The temple is Built around the idol of Lord Parshwanath. The idol carved on a rock is an integral part of the rock even to this day.

– Sri Kshetra Hombuja