Hombuja (Hosanagara Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka), April 1, 2013: Renowned Jain & Prakrit scholar Prof. M.A.Jayachandra called upon His Holiness SwastiSri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math to come up with a quartely publication/magazine in Kannada from Sri Ksehtra Hombuja to provide a platform for publishing Jain academic scholarly articles in Kannada. He was speaking as the chief speaker in a religious gathering organised on the occasion of the annual Rathayatra at Hombuja.
He said that there isn’t any such platform to publish academic articles in Kannada and felt that it is the need of the hour to fill that lacunae that exists among the Jain academic circles. He lauded the developmental works carried out by Devendrakeerth Swamiji.
Sri S.N.Ashok Kumar, editor of the Kannada Jain Periodical ‘Gommatavani’ was one of he chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the developmental works carried out by His Holiness Swamiji & said that the work carried over the past 16 months is very remarkable & we feel that Hombuja is moved ahead by 16 years in terms of development. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja