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