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ALUR (Chitapur, Gulbarga, Karnataka): Has an Ancient But Orphan Jain Temple, No Jains in Village Temple Needs its Restore:

ALUR ( Chitapur , Gulbarga, Karnataka): Has an Ancient But Orphan Jain Temple, No Jains in Village Temple Needs its Restore Wake-Up Jains- Save This Temple! It’s right time came after 1000 years and you are the chosen ones By: Manish Jain - 5/2012

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Outside view of the temple site- can see the very poor condition

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site : Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Unique Idol of Dharnendra (the serpent deity) serving to lord Parshwanatha The head of Dharnendra is decorated by turban etc but still he looks in the form of a snake hood here. Also, serving “ Chamar ” to lord

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Unique carving of the daemon Kamatha’s jeeva also present in the top right of the idol. It is clearly seen that daemon doing “ Upsarga ” on Lord Parshwantha . He has uplifted a huge stone over his head to kill the lord.

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Nice carving of Jain goddess also present as a traditional approach of olden times.

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Another great idol of lord Parshwanatha in sitting posture. Probably local non- jains are also worship the idol in his own way. Proof is: one can see “ Sindur ” on the idol and black spots generated after devoted “Oil” to the idol.

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Another Parshwanatha standing idol- Before and After “ Abhishekam ”

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Another Parshwanatha standing idol- i n ruined state but not Khandit

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Few other idols/carvings of lords, Ganadhara , yaksha - yakshis are present, too. Another unique carving- Sun, Moon, Horse and Goddess all are serving to lord

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps:

ALUR Jain Site: Some Snaps By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Few more Nice carvings scattered in the temple site are:

ALUR, Gulbarga, Karnataka: On Map:

ALUR, Gulbarga, Karnataka: On Map By: Manish Jain - 5/2012

ALUR Jain Site: Future Plans:

ALUR Jain Site: Future Plans By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 ALUR Jain site is to be restored and/or repaired on urgent basis. Because rainy seasons are on head there and if nothing is done, might be the roof of the temple would be destructed by the monsoon and winds. and hence we may loose great, unique and heritage idols. That’s why a restore plan is created for the temple site. As per the plan, needs are: (It is not a hi-fi plan, it fulfills only basic requirements of the temple which estimates not less than 5 Lacs Rupees ) To allot land around temple from the “Gram Panchayat ” To build temple premises/compound Boring for water needs Solar Light And finally, Temple Repair/Restore works (which is a major work indeed) A trust for this temple would be created which will look after the temple after restoration of the temple (trust creation takes more than a month or two in Karnataka). Deadline: No deadline but as soon as possible- It all depends on your support and donations- Only a desire to roof repair before monsoon.

ALUR Jain Site: Who is behind its restore ?:

ALUR Jain Site: Who is behind its restore ? By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Devendrappa Nabhiraj Akki (D. N. Akki ) with few local Jains City: Gogi , Tal: Shahapur , District: Gulbarga, State: Karnataka His Background: A historian and collector of manuscripts and artifacts. Appointed Gulbarga district coordinator of the National Mission for Manuscripts under the Manuscript Survey Project in 2005. Winner of the National Best Teacher Award. Retired from the Govt Pre-University College at Gogi in Shahapur taluk , Gulbarga. Dedicated to Jainism, and now ready to monitor the ALUR Jain site restoration. His Contribution: He himself created the restoration plan of the temple. He is ready to monitor the whole work would be done. He has prepared few of his relatives to do daily rituals in the temple after running 5 KMs everyday . He has donated 1 Lac rupees from his pension fund, so that work could be started. He will create a trust for this temple and bank account of the trust after that. The trust will look after the temple after restoration of the temple.

ALUR Jain Site: Who else are supporting ?:

ALUR Jain Site: Who else are supporting ? By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 Volunteers of “Save Jain Heritage- Jago Jain Jago ” group, and few other people. Also, support from top Jain groups and committees are awaited. Their ( Volunteers’) Objectives: (Read more on Volunteers and their goals here ) Awareness among Jains for our Ancient Temples & Heritage which are encroached by NON Jains and other Sites which are prone to further encroachments. Try for regain the heritage at various levels . Renovation of Old temples, which are in bad condition and where there are only numbers of Jains or none and which needs utmost care at priority . Let All people (Jain/Non-Jains) know about Jainism and its glorious history. We welcome for any debate also . Edit Google Maps and other Virtual Earth projects for locating our Jain heritage on maps . Update Wikipedia and other informative sites for Jainism related content with correct information, more references and more accuracy. Research , Research and Research on Jainism Their ( Volunteers’) Contribution or Plan for this temple: Volunteers are self donating first as per their strengths. Planned for organized Marketing of this Jain temple. (via internet, FB, temples, munis , groups, and electronic and print media). To help in Fund R edirection from donation ready people to ALUR Jain site. Monitoring of the given fund, work done time to time and try to resolve difficulties .

ALUR Jain Site: What you can do?:

ALUR Jain Site: What you can do? By: Manish Jain - 5/2012 PLEASE DONATE ! ( how? see the account details below ) Aware People and Jain Saints around you! Share the information everywhere and Motivate people to DONATE! Please contact in case of any queries you have: Mr. D. N. Akki - +91-9448577898 Account Name : “ Devendrappa Nabhiraj Akki ” Bank Name: State Bank of India Account No: 31655018729 Branch: GOGI IFSC Code: SBIN0005979 Address: City: Gogi , Taluka : Shahapur , District: Gulbarga, State: Karnataka NOTE: T his bank account is handled by Mr Akki Ji himself because no trust/committee is there right now, but he doesn’t like to stop the work just due to this reason after looking at the condition of the temple. That’s why he has opened above temporary account for this temple and whenever trust/committee would be registered, the permanent bank account would be there on the trust’s name. Mr. Akki J i is a trustable and responsible person. Of course, any one can visit the temple site any time and see the work’s progress with expenditure.

References:

References Got this information from following persons: Most of Information By (monitor of the project): Mr. D. N. Akki , Gulbarga More Information By (Our dedicated volunteers) Mr. Ashutosh Doshi , Pune Mr. Sushant Kadole , NewZealand By: Manish Jain - 5/2012

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