Sri Kshetra Hombuja
Hombuja/Humcha is an ancient Jain Heritage Centre in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, with its history dating back to the 7th century A.D. The city was established by Jinadattaraya a devotee of Goddess Padmavati. It is the most popular of all the Padmavathi shrines in the world. It remained as the capital of the Santhara kingdom till the end of 12th century and was ruled by many other rulers over the centuries. It houses the ancient Bhattarakha Peetha with Jagadguru His Holiness SwastiSri Devendrakerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji as its pontiff.
WWW.HOMBUJAPADMAVATI.ORG is the official website of Hombuja Jain Math. This website is aimed at giving the first hand information about the activities at Sri Kshstra Hombuja and authentic information about the history and temples of Hombuja.
‘Padmavati Mata Humcha’ – App for Android & iPhones
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.
Navaratri & Vijayadashami Utsava – 2016 at Hombuja
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.
Rathayatra Mahotsava 2016 – ‘SimhaVahanotsava’ Held at 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.
Rathayatra Mahotsava 2016 – Nagavahanotsava Held at 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.
Dr.S.P.Patil Choosen for “Siddhantha Keerthi Award”
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.