Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), February 17, 2017: Jain scholar D.N.Akki has been choosen for the coveted “Siddhantha Keerthi Award”. He has been choosen for this 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 the contribution to Jainism. Sri Akki is a retired school teacher from the Government of Karnataka. He has authored many books in Kannada on Jainism & Kannada literature.

The annual Rathayatra mahotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi will be held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja from 17-22 March 2017. His Holiness Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Hombuja Jain Math will present the award to Sri Akki in a religious gathering organised at Hombuja on 19th March 2017 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