Humcha Padmavati (Hombuja), Karnatak

Shree Bhagwan Parshwanath Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Humcha Padmavati, KarnatakShree Bhagwan Parshwanath Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Place 60 KM away from Shimoga Town, In Karnatak. Nearly 1400 years ago, Pilgrims established by Ugravanshiy Jindattray. & in pressent that place, system control by Jain Matt Humcha, Parampujya Bhattarak Swastishree Devendrakirti ji mahaswami.

This is an ancient structure and is in the form of a typical ancient temple with the Navaranga, Sukanasi and Garbagriha. In the navaranga are placed the peetha/seat and the paduka of the Bhattaraka. On the right side of Navaranga are found two black coloured stone idols of Lord Parshwanatha, one of these idols is in kayotsarga and is very ancient and the other is a new idol in padmasana. To the left of the Navaranga is found an ancient black coloured idol of Lord Parshwanatha in Kayotsarga. This idol is considered as the only one of its kind in the world as it has the figures of two humans troubling Lord Parshwnanatha while in meditation and the same humans have bowed down to Lord Parshwanatha on either sides of the feet. The main deity of the temple is the 4 feet high idol of Lord Parshwanatha in Padmasana. This idol is flanked by Chamaradharis on either side.

How to Reach:

By Bus: Services are available from Shimoga – Shimoga – Ripponpet – Hombuja, distance – 55 Kms.
From Bangalore – Bangalore – Tumkur – Gubbi – Tiptur – Arsikere – Kadur – Birur – Tarikere – Bhadravathi- Shimoga-Ripponpet-Hombuja,distance-335. From Chitradurga – Chitradurga – Channagiri – Holalkere – Shimoga-Ripponpet-Hombuja,distance-165. From Hubli – Hubli – Haveri – Ranebennur – Shikaripura – Anantpur-Ripponpet,distance-226.
By Rail:– Arsalu,the nearest railway station, is at a distance of 25 Kms from Hombuja. Other railway stations near Hombuja are Shimoga and Talaguppa.
By Air: – The nearest airports to Hombuja are Mangalore (151 Kms), Bangalore (358 Kms) and Hubli (228 Kms).

Nearby Places:

Jog Falls at 80 KM,
Varanga Jain Teerth at 90 KM,
Karkala Jain Teerth at 115 KM,
Moodbidri Jain Teerth at 130 KM,
Sharvan Belgola Jain Teerth at 250 KM.