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    1. 1. Save Jain Heritage Wake-Up Jains!It’s right time came after 1000 years and you are the chosen ones By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    2. 2. Jain heritage is on risk• Some Proofs o Converted o Encroached o Abandoned o Not Cared o Orphan o Unknown o Not Innovated• Reasons• Possible Solutions By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    3. 3. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs ConvertedSome famous examples:• Tirupati: Neminath as Venkateshwara• Badrinath: RishabhDev as Mahadev• Puri: Kaling Jina (Rishabh) as Jagannatha• Dharapat (Bankura, Bengal): Jina as Shyamchand Thakur• Delhi: Some Jain Temples as Qutub Meenar• Pandharpur (Maharashtra): Teerthankara as Vidhoba• Meenakshi Temple Madurai, Tamilnadu: Teerthankara as God & Goddess• Padmakshi Temple, Hanamkonda, Andhra: Teerthankara as God & Goddess• Kapileshwara Temple, Mylapore, Chennai: Converted Temple• Someshwar Temple, Laxmeshwar, Karnataka: Converted Temple• Nagarcoil Nagraja Temple, Tamilnadu: Parshwanatha as Nagaraja• Vrahadeshwar Temple: Converted Temple• Bharat Temple, Irinjalakuda , Thrissur (Kerala) : Lord Bharata as Sangameshwar /Bharat (Ram’s brother)• Mallikarjuna Temple Halebidu: Mallinath as Mallikarjuna• Vadiraja Temple, Sonda, Karnataka: Converted Temple• Somanathpur Temple near Mysore: Converted Temple• Kallil Bhagavathi temple , Kerala: Converted Temple and CavesAnd many more….(almost all ancient temples in Tamilnadu, Andhra, Tulunadu and Kerala were onceJain temples and Jain shrines) By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    4. 4. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Converted Mallikarjuna Temple Halebidu: Qutub Meenar Complex Mallikarjuna Temple Halebidu: Sonda, Karnataka Padmakshi, Hanamkonda AP Nagraja Temple, Nagarkoil, TNVadiraja Temple, Sonda, Karnataka By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    5. 5. Jain heritage is on risk: How Idols Converted- Take a look Mostly Converted in South IndiaConverted to Venkateshwara andother local and unhistorical gods Converted to Amman /Goddess By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    6. 6. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Encroached Khandgiri Caves, Orrisa Khandgiri Caves, OrrisaKhandgiri Caves, Orrisa Khandgiri Caves, Orrisa Girnar 3rd Tonk, Gujrat By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    7. 7. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Encroached Girnar 5th Tonk, Gujrat Girnaar, 5th tonk Somnathpur Temple, Karnataka Girnar 5th Tonk, Gujrat By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    8. 8. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs AbandonedNear Puddukottai, TN Anjneri, Maharashtra Gwalior Fort Golakot, MP Halebid, Karnataka Golakot, MP By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    9. 9. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Abandoned TiruvanMalai Vedic Temple, TN 50 kms from Arni, TN Basadi Hoskote, Karnatakapunyam gram-nagari-chitoor-andhra Basadi Hoskote, Karnataka near polur and Arni, TN Solaipandi, near Arni, TN By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    10. 10. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Not CaredTamilnadu: A Cave Anjneri, Maharashtra Halebid, KarnatakaTehla, Rajasthan Laxmeshwar, Karnataka cavepaintings By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    11. 11. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Not Cared Galiakot, Rajasthan Pawagarh, Gujrat Gyaraspur MPPawagarh, Gujrat Pawagarh, Gujrat Atnoor-Gulbarga-Karnataka By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    12. 12. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Not Cared Kanakgiri, Karnataka Kundal, Maharashtra Gwalior Fort, MP Badoh, MP Seeron, UP Chandpur, UPHalebid, Karnataka Badoh, MP Madanpur, UP By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    13. 13. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Not Cared Seeron, UP Kundalpur, MP Badoh, MPKundalpur, MP Kundalpur, MP By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    14. 14. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs OrphanBendwad, Karnataka Kanadi, KolhapurMurkibhavi, Karnataka Bhogali, Kolhapur Halasi, Karnataka By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    15. 15. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Orphan hunasi-hadagali-gulbarga Karnataka Boodi Chanderi Halasi, Karnataka hunasi-hadagali-gulbargaBasadi Hoskote, Karnataka Karnataka Boodi Chanderi By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    16. 16. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Unknowns Arashibidu-bagalkot-KarnatakaArashibidu-bagalkot-Karnataka Bhimsen-Caves-chanderi-MP By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012 Near Kanchipuram, TN
    17. 17. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Not Innovated Gerusoppa, KarnatakaGerusoppa, Karnataka Gerusoppa, Karnataka Humcha, Karnataka Gerusoppa, Karnataka Kambadhalli, Karnataka By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    18. 18. Jain heritage is on risk: Some Proofs Not InnovatedBadoh, MP Pachrai, MP Nandgiri, MH Bilhari, MP Jawar, Rajasthan By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    19. 19. New Construction is going on daily By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    20. 20. Old idols are being put down in Govt Museums with No care By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    21. 21. Theft of Jain Idols Are Increasing Day-by DayLord Rishabha- Khunadari, (Kherwara, Udaipur, Chakreshwari Devi- Umta,Rajasthan). (Visnagar, Gujrat).Idol theft thrice but recovered all times. Idol theft but recovered all times.We were lucky: these Idols were recovered, but we all know it can’tBy: Hemant Jain & Manish the times happen all Jain - 4/2012
    22. 22. Jain heritage is on risk: Reasons• Jainism least known and most misunderstood• People are against Jains naturally because Jains these days belong to Trade community and have money power.• Buddhism harmed Jainism in last 2500 years a lot (in Abroad and in India also)• We couldn’t keep united and divided in sects-even today we are divided• We were and are less in numbers• Muslim attackers harmed a lot in last 1000 years• We lost political support in last 1200 years• We didn’t understand Ahimsa and followed Ahimsa in the form of Cowardness only• We are no longer connected to physical Jain Centers/Institutes – Jain students have more exposure to other faiths, and less to Jainism – Traditional methods of passing the heritage may no longer be effective By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    23. 23. Possible Solutions: For the Future of Jainism• Save/Conserve Ancient Jain Materials, Heritage and Traditions• Donate to save Jainism and Motivate/Aware others to do so• Stop new temples work for sometime (if possible) and spend that money to sharing Jainism and saving its existing heritage• Try to get all over support for the cause including Govt and Jains top management• Needs Modernization of Jain Studies in India Jainism has survived and flourished in India in the past – There were several Jain Centers of learning and practice – Institutions of Acharyas, Temples, Bhattarakas, Yatis, lay scholars• Creating the next generation of scholars and young Jains• Global Prabhavana of Jainism: Taking the message of Jainism to the whole world• Modern and thorough program• Your support and contributions critical to the success. By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    24. 24. Why Jains Must Use New Approaches• Other religions have reached the humanity. – Hinduism is now known around the world, due to ISCON etc. Gita is now widely quoted by non-Hindus. – Within 50 years, Christianity has become the most popular faith in Korea, leaving Buddhism behind. – Jain principles like Ahimsa, Compassion, Vegetarianism, tolerance have been hijacked by others.• Jains must use modern methods to reach people around the world.• New generation of Jains must acknowledge their identity proudly. They should be able to discuss Jains with non-Jains. By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    25. 25. Building New Temples is Not Enough• Essential components for survival of Jainism – Scriptures (Jin-Vani) for guidance, Temples for worship, Monks for leadership, Devoted Shravakas for support.• Extensive Temple building in recent years – Temples alone will not preserve Jainism – It is essential to preserve Jain Learning and prepare competent scholars who will teach Jainism. By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    26. 26. That’s why we have created a group “Volunteers to Save Jain Heritage”• Currently running on Facebook• We are adding only interested persons to the group• We need Volunteers from each part of India• We will work physically also• Very soon we will be in the shape of a physical group By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    27. 27. Our Objectives1. Awareness among Jains for our Ancient Temples & Heritage which are encroached byNON Jains and other Sites which are prone to further encroachments. Try for regain theheritage at various levels.2. Renovation of Old temples, which are in bad condition and where there are onlynumbers of Jains or none and which needs utmost care at priority.3. Let All people (Jain/Non-Jains) know about Jainism and its glorious history. Wewelcome for any debate also.4. Edit Google Maps and other Virtual Earth projects for locating our Jain heritage onmaps.5. Update Wikipedia and other informative sites for Jainism related content with correctinformation, more references and more accuracy.6. Research, Research and Research on Jainism By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    28. 28. What we have done so far?• Created a FB group for Jain Heritage and Knowledge Volunteers. Defined our objectives and plans.• Editing Google Maps and Wikimapia for locating Jainheritage/place/temple on map with photos (if possible).• Created website for couple of Jain Heritage places andalso shared information to popular Jain websites, so thatthey could add.• Created a list of some old temples with their needs for renovation• Sharing above list (with currently available details) to various FB Jain pages, groups and other people in and around us, so that they could donate directly or through Mahasabha.• Trying to get more details about such heritage/temples all over India- primarily for temples which are available in list. We will update above list time to time.• Follow-up for donations being made each week (if possible)• Created another list contains places need urgent care and renovation. We will talk to our munis and other persons/trusts to do this.• Have emailed to various levels in Govt , offices, companies and to some Jain persons and groups for intimating, sharing conserving jain heritage as well as for correcting any wrog information at any level.• Creating, Organizing and Sharing Jainism, its history, glory and antiquity related contents to all. By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012
    29. 29. References• Collected most of the things from Internet from public material. Still there is any copyright for any of the material in this deck, please let us know, we will put your name in Courtsey. No link we remember right now.  By: Hemant Jain & Manish Jain - 4/2012

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