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Kannada Jain Literary Conference

Karnataka Jain Writers Directory

Souvenir To Be Released At Jain Literary Meet

All Karnataka Jain Literary Conference At Shravanabelagola

Hampana Taken In An Attractive Procession

The Jain And Kannada Flags Hoisted

Prof. Venkatasubbiah Calls For Focus On 'Halagannada'

Hampana Calls For Annual Jain Literary Fairs At District Level

Acharya Vandana To The Tyagis

Charukeerthiji Calls For More Focused Study Of Ancient Jaina Literary Works

Book Exhibition Inaugurated

Cultural Programmes Inaugurated

Adipurana In Silver Palanquin

Souvenir Of Jain Literary Conference Released

Charukeerthiji Assures Support For Kannada Jaina Literary Meets

Kamala Hampana Urges To Name Women University With Attimabbe's Name

Meritorious Literary Works Unites People

Kannada Conference Calls For A Compiled Edition Of Jaina Inscriptions

 

KANNADA JAIN LITERARY CONFERENCE

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), August 1: All Karnataka Jain Literary Conference will be held on 22nd and 23rd October, 2005 at Shravanabelagola as part of Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations of Bhagwan Bahubali. Seminars, honouring of talented writers, cultural programmes and release of books and cassettes will be held. Further, people who have obtained Ph.D. on Jaina subjects from 1993 to 2005 will also be honoured on the occasion. A kavi sammelan will be held on the occasion and hence those who are interested to participate are here by informed to send thre poems to Sri Chandrakanth Padesoor the coordinator of the conference within October 15th. Sri Chandrakanth Padesoor, Head Master, Bharati Vidya Mandir, Salgame Road, Hassan - 573201.

KARNATAKA JAIN WRITERS DIRECTORY

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), August 1: On the occasion of the All Karnataka Jain Literary Conference to be held on 22nd and 23rd October, 2005 at Shravanabelagola as part of Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations of Bhagwan Bahubali, it has been planned to publish the Karnataka State Jain Writers Directory. Hence the Jain writers are here by requested to furnish the following details: name, date of birth, Place of birth, names of the parents, address, educational details, profession, literary activities, published books, awards and recognition and other details along with their latest passport sized photograph. The details should be sent to the following address: Sri AShok Murgi, Head Master, Smt Sriyalamma Nemirajaiah High School, Shravanabelagola - 573 135.

SOUVENIR TO BE RELEASED AT JAIN LITERARY MEET

Bangalore (Karnataka), September 1: In memory of the All Kannada Jain Literary Conference to be held at Shravanabelagola on 22nd and 23rd October, 2005 a souvenir titled 'Kshiti Sampujya' will be released. For further details of the souvenir contact Sri B.Nagendrakumar editor of the souvenir  or Sri Chandrakanth Padesoor the chief convener of the conference. For Advertisements contact the following phone number: 080 23383810.

DR. HAMPANA TO BE THE PRESIDENT

ALL KARNATAKA JAIN LITERARY CONFERENCE AT SHRAVANABELAGOLA

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), October 1: The All Karnataka Jain Kannada Literary Conference will be held at Shravanabelagola on the 22nd and 23rd October, 2005. The conference has been organised under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt as a part of the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava celebration of Lord Bahubali. Noted Jain writer Dr.Hampa Nagarajaiah will be the president of the conference.

Three Plenary Sessions, Interactive Session, Kavi Sammelan, Chandragiri Shasana Sahitya Parichaya (Details of the Inscriptions of Chndragiri Hillock will be given), Book Release, release of Souvenir and book release  programmes have been planned at the conference. Kannada literary enthusiasts willing to participate in the conference are here by informed to register themselves on or before 15th October, 2005. Jain writers who wish to release their books will have to submit three copies of the book to be released to the coordinator of the conference. FOr further details of the conference please contact: Sri Beguru Verendra Kuma, Coordinator, All Karnataka Jain Kannada Literary Conference, Sri Digambar Jain Mutt, Shravanabelagola - 573135 or contact Mr.Padmaraj on 9448412931.  

 HAMPANA TAKEN IN AN ATTRACTIVE PROCESSION

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: The president of the All Kannada Jain Literary Conference Dr.Ham.Pa.Nagarajaiah was taken in an attractive procession to Boppana Stage of the Chavundaraya Mantap, the venue of the conference. He was decorated with traditional Mysore Silk Turban, Hassan districts famous cardamom garland and sandalwood garland. Dr.Hampana was escorted by Sri D.N.Akki and Sri A.B.Pandit of Gulbarga district to the procession vehicle.

The pooja kunitha of Mandya district, Jaggalige Mela of Dharwad District, Kiligombe Kunita of Dakshina Kannada, Mysore Band Set, Dollu Kunita of Sagar and other cultural troupe participated in the procession. The youths led the procession with the Kannada flags in their hand. The women of the Kushmandini Mahila Samaj carrying the Kalashas on their head was an added attraction to the procession.

THE JAIN AND KANNADA FLAGS HOISTED

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: The religious Jain flag and the Kannada flag were hoisted before the beginning of the All Kannada Jain Literary Conference. The president of the conference Dr.Hampana, Sri H.L.Chandraprabhu president of the Hassan Digambar Jain Samaj and Sri G.A.Mahendra Kumar president of the Hassan Digambar Jain Samaj were welcomed to the flag post by the women with the traditional arati. The chanting of Gommata Vandana by the students of Sri Ambika School was an added attraction to the hoisting ceremony.    

PROF. VENKATASUBBAIAH CALLS FOR FOCUS ON 'HALAGANNADA'

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: Prof. G.Venkatasubbaiah one of the doyens of Kannada literature called upon the Jain and Kannada writers to focus much on 'Halagannada' (Old Kannada). He was speaking after inaugurating the All Kannada Jain Literary organised on the occasion of the Mahamasthakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali. He called upon the people to record the pronunciation of the old Kannada literature from the Jain scholars so as to guide the younger generation in the study of Halagannada. He further opined that the study of Halagannda would help us to explore more and more literary works.   

HAMPANA  CALLS FOR ANNUAL JAIN LITERARY FAIRS AT DISTRICT LEVEL

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: Renowned Jain writer and the president of the All Karnataka Jain Literary conference Dr.Ham.Pa.Nagarajaiah called for conducting annual Jain literary fairs at the district levels so as to revive the interest among the masses in the study of Jaina literary works. He was delivering his presidential address at the All Karnataka Jain Literary conference held at Shravanabelagola as a part of the Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations of Lord Bahubali.

He stressed upon the need to build a well equipped library focusing on the religious, historicial and literary heritage of Jainism. He opined that this would be a beckon light to the younger generations and tourists visiting Shravanabelagola. Further he elaborated in detail the interests generated amongst the scholars of the western world in the study of Jainism.

He called upon the pontiffs of the Jain monasteries to organise at least one literary functions so as to revive and encourage the literary forms. Though the contribution of Jain writers to Kannada language is stupendous, he felt that there is lack of publicity about the same.

He applauded the efforts of Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt in encouraging and reviving Jain literary forms.

ACHARYA VANDANA TO THE TYAGIS

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: His Holiness Acharya 108 Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj opined that the Kannada literature has been enriched by the Jain poets and writers and felt that one cannot imagine Kannada literature without Jains. He was delivering his Ashirvachan during the Acharya Vandana programme organised at the inauguration of the All Kannada Jain Literary conference at Shravanabelagola. Further he recalled the contribution of Chavundaraya to the Jain literature through his work 'Trishashti Shalaka Purana'.

Niranjana Stuthi: Sri Vardhamansagarji chanted the following lines of the Niranjana stuthi written by the Jain poet Ratnakaravarni in his work Bharatesha Vybhava "Parama Paranjyothi Koti Chandraditya Kirana Sugnana Prakasha...", the chanting of these lines by Acharya Sri created an electrifying effect among the audience.  

Acharya 108 Sri Varadattasagarji Maharaja and Acharya 108 Sri Gunanandiji Maharaj also delivered their Ashirvachan during the conference.

The Acharya Vandana programme was conducted under the presence of all the Jain ascetics present at Shravanabelagola. The Hampana couples performed the padapooja to the three acharyas. Later Jain writer Sri T.R.Jodatti and his wife offered the Sri Phalas to the Acharyas.   

CHARUKEERTHIJI CALLS FOR MORE FOCUSED STUDY OF ANCIENT JAINA LITERARY WORKS

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the Pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt called upon the Jain writers to undertake a much focused study of the Ancient Jaina Literary works so as to bring to light more and more unexplored literature. He felt that a much focused study would help in educating the present generation about the ancient Jaina works. He further called upon the Kannada writers to translate more and more Jain works in Sanskrit and Prakrit to Kannada so as to enlighten the Kannada readers about the ancient Jain literature. He was delivering his ashirvachan during the All Kannada Jain literary conference at Shravanabelagola organised on the occasion of the Mahamasthakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali.

He informed the gathering that the voluminous Dhavala translation works into 40 volumes under taken by the Digambar Jain Mutt, Shravanabelagola  is under progress and also assured that the Jain Mutt would focus on translation of other works into Kannada.

BOOK EXHIBITION INAUGURATED

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: Sri H.B.Ramesh, president of the Hassan district Kannada Sahitya Parishath inaugurated the Book exhibition that was organised at Shravanabelagola on the occasion of the All Kannada Jain literary conference.

CULTURAL PROGRAMMES INAUGURATED

Shravanabelagola, Oct 22: Sri H.B.Madanagowda former president of the Hassan district Kannada Sahitya Parishad inaugurated the cultural programmes at the All Kannada Jain lierary conference. The programmes presented by Sri Chandana Balaga of Hassan impressed the delegates. Smt. Shyla Abhinandankumar who directed the presentation was felicitated on the occasion.  

ADIPURANA IN SILVER PALANQUIN

Shravanabelagola, October 22: The historic Adipurana one of the masterpiece works of Pampa the renowned Jaina poet during the 9th and 10th century, was taken in a procession in a silver palanquin from the Matada Basadi (the adobe of Goddess Kushmandini and Lord Chandranatha) to the Boppana stage of the Chavundaraya mantapa, the venue of the All Kannada Jain Literary Conference. Prof.G.Venkatasubbiah, who inagurated the conference place the altar containing  Adipurana inside the palanquin as a respect to the Jina Shastra.   

SOUVENIR OF JAIN LITERARY CONFERENCE RELEASED

Shravanabelagola, October 22: 'Kshita Sampoojya' the souvenir published on the occasion of the Jain literary conference was released Sri S.Jitendra Kumar the president of the Karnataka Jain Association. On the occasion the following Jain books in Kannada were also released: Adunika Kannada Jaina Lekakaru (Ed: Dr.S.P.Patil, Published by the Jain periodical in Kannada Pragati Jina Vijaya); Kiriyarigagi Jaina Chitra Kathegalu (four), Samyaktva (By Dr.G.B.Pandit) and Ashta Dravya Poojeya Prasidda Kathegalu (Translated by Sri R.N.Koti, Indi), all the above three works are the publications of Sumeru Prakashana. 

CHARUKEERTHIJI ASSURES SUPPORT FOR KANNADA JAINA LITERARY MEETS

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), October 23: His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt opined that the Jaina writers and poets has enriched Kannada literature and called upon the Jaina scholars to work towards continuing the trend. He felt that the Kannada Jaina Literary meets would provide a platform to both the old and young Jaina writers. He was speaking in his address to the gathering during the interactive session organised at Shravanabelagola as part of the All Kannada Jaina Literary Conference. He promised all kinds of support to the annual Jaina literary meets that would be conducted in different parts of Karnataka. 

KAMALA HAMPANA URGES TO NAME WOMEN UNIVERSITY WITH ATTIMABBE'S NAME

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), October 23: Dr.Mrs.Kamala Hampana urged the government of Karnataka to name the Women University established at Bijapur as "Attimabbe Women Uinversity". She called upon the Jain scholars and the samaj to pose a united voice in this direction. She was speaking during her presidential address of the interactive session (Samvada Goshti) during the All Karnataka Jain Kannada Sahitya Conference. She gave a patient hearing to the questions posed by the audience and her replies were well appreciated.

The president of the conference Dr.Ham.Pa.Nagarajaiah expressed his opinions during the interaction. Due to paucity of time the number of questions were restricted to around twenty. An attractive compeering by Sri S.N.Ashok Kumar, editor of Gommatavani Jain periodical added a flavour to the proceedings.

In his address to the audience Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji opined that "Such interactive sessions during the conferences help the writers to share their knowledge and experience".     

MERITORIOUS LITERARY WORKS UNITES PEOPLE

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), October 23: "Languages divide people, but literary works unite people", opined Prof.Chandrashekar Kambara, former Vice Chancellor of the Kannada University, Hampi. He was speaking on the occasion of the valedictory function of the All Karnataka Jain Kannada Sahitya Conference. Speaking on the occasion Prof.N.S.Lakshminarayana Bhatt recalled the contribution of Jain poets towards the enrichment of Kannada language and called upon the people to preserve the same.

Well known writer on Jainism Dr.Shanthinatha Dibbada was the chief guest of the speaking. In his address to the gathering he opined that the Jaina works act as a beacon light to the people to proceed in the right path of dharma. Dr.Balasaheb Lokapure of Bagalkot spoke on the works of Dr.Ham.Pa.Nagarajaiah the president of the conference. He presented a birds eye view of his works and felt that Dr.Ham.Pa.Na. was an institution in himself.       

In his concluding address at the conference Dr.Ham.Pa.Na. spoke in detail about the association and contribution of Jains, Jaina writers and Jaina poets to the Kannada language. He felt that the Jains rightly deserve the credit of placing Kannada in an elevated position linguistically.

In his address to the delegated Swasti Sri Charukeerthiji Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of the Jain Mutt opined that very little has been done to bring Prakrit, Sanskrit and other language works to Kannada and called upon the Jaina scholars in this direction. The president of the conference was felicitated in an attractive function.

KANNADA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR A COMPILED EDITION OF JAINA INSCRIPTIONS

Shravanabelagola, Oct 23: The delegates of the All Kannada Jaina Literary Conference in a resolution has called upon the Government of Karnataka to publish a compiled edition of the Jaina inscriptions in Kannada. The conference passed a set of ten resolutions to be pursued. The resolutions adopted during the conference are as follows:

1. To support the Digambar Jain Mutt, Shravanabelagola in its project of publishing the Dhavala works in Kannada.

2. To publish a Kannada dictionary of Jaina terms.

3. To conduct the All Kannada Jaina convention at least once in two years.

4. To translate and publish the Jain pooja works in Kannada.

5. To give financial aid to the publication of Jain literary works and Phd's.

6. To thank the Government of Karnataka for releasing Rs. 25 lakhs to the Kuvempu University, Hampi towards the publication of Jain literary works.

7. To thank His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji for establishing the Chavundaraya Award with a corpus fund of Rs. 2 Lakhs at the Kannada Sahitya Parishath.

8. To thank His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji for organising the All Kannada Jaina Literary Conference at Shravanabelagola.

9. To thanks the chief minister of Karnataka Sri N.Dharamsingh, Ex prime minister of India and the member of parliament from Hassan Sri H.D.Devegowda and minister Sri H.D.Revanna for striving hard towards the success of the Mahamasthakabhisheka.

10. To request the Government of Karnataka to publish a compiled edition of the Jaina inscriptions in Kannada.

Sri S.N.Ashok Kumar editor of Gommatavani Jain periodical presented the proposals and the proposals were unanimously adopted by the delegates.

 

 

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