Hombuja, 12th November 2018: The Bhoomi Pooja for rebuilding the Paliakkana Basadi was undertaken on 12th November 2018 under the guidance of His Holiness Jagadguru SwastiSri Dr. Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math. The priests performed the detailed rituals related to the Bhoomi Pooja. Members of the Hombuja Jain Samaj and others devotees were present.
About Paliakkana Basadi – This temple is situated beside the origin of Kumudvathi river (popularly called as Kumudvathi Tirtha). The temple was in a very dilapidated state. An inscription in front of the temple and the ruins indicate that is had a wide mukha mantapa in front of the Garbagriha. It has a 3 feet high stone idol of a Tirthankar in padmasana posture. This idol was installed by Paliakka the second wife of Vikrama Santhara & hence the name Paliakka Basadi. The temple is also called as Tirthada Basadi / Pattana Swamy Jinalaya and was built by Pattanaswamy Nokkaiah Shetty in 1061 A.D. in the Karthika Masa’s (month) 5th Sunday.
Coincidence – It a matter of coincidence that after 957 years the renovation of this temple has been initiated in the Karthika Masa.
– Sri Kshetra Hombuja