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Conservation work at a Jain Temple in Sultanbathery

 

THRISSUR (KERALA), October 20, 2014: Archaeological Survey of India Circle office condemned the "false" reports in a section of the press on resumption ofconservation work at a Jain Temple in Sultanbathery in Wayanad District on October 16.

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9th Century Jain Temple Used as Cattle Stall

 

BELLARY, September 6, 2014: A 9th century historic Jain temple located in Kogali village of Hagaribommanahalli taluk has turned into a ‘cattle stall’ and a storage room. The temple is in a state of utter neglect. Once considered a Jain centre during the Ganga dynasty, the 1,200-year-old temple is now in ruins.

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14 Jain rock beds found atop hill near Vellore

 

CHENNAI, July 22, 2014: Fourteen Jain rock beds dating back to the 5th century AD have been excavated inside three caverns on top of a hill in Vellore district.
The beds were found on the Bhairavamalai in Latheri on the Vellore-Gudiyattam road when Jeeva Kumar, a Jain priest, was on a study tour in search of abandoned and neglected Jain sites in Tamil Nadu.

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Palitana gets first long-distance train in Railway Budget 2014

 

RAJKOT, July 15, 2014: Jain community members wanting to go to Palitana from Mumbai have something to cheer in the Railway Budget. Railways minister Sadanand Gowda has announced Mumbai-Palitana weekly express train in the Budget for 2014-15 on Tuesday. The demand for a direct train to Palitana from Mumbai had been hanging fire since a long time.

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Restoration of Jain temples in Lahore and Gujranwala

 

LAHORE, May 24, 2014: The Lahore High Court issued notices to respondent functionaries of the federal and provincial governments to submit replies on a petition for restoration of Jain temples in Lahore and Gujranwala and issuance of postage stamps to honour Bhagat Singh.

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