The Simhanagadde Jwalamalini Temple is located at the Simhanagadde town near Narasimharajapura in Chikkamagaluru district. This is one of the important Jain temples in Karnataka state. The temple houses an attractive black colored idol of Goddess Jwalamalini as the main deity. The history of this idol dates back to the period around 15th and 16th century. The temple has a very spacious hall and a sanctoum sanctorum. This temple attracts huge number of devotees in India as well as foreign countries. The temple was renovated in 1994.
Shri Kshetra Simhanagadde is famous for the Atishaya (place of miracles) of Jwalamalini Devi - Yakshini (guardian spirit) of the Eighth Tirthankara, Shri Bhagwan Chandraprabhu in Jainism. About 600 years ago the capital of ‘Ger-soppa Soduv Empire’ was present at distance of 27 km from ‘Honnavar’ in North Kannada District. The Queen Channa Vera Devi the wife of Jain King got constructed 700 temples. After attack of Portuguese the Queen was defeated & temples were ruined. The remains of ruined Jain temples are still there and one can see them.
You can find 6 temples located in Jwalamalini Atishaya Kshetra, Simhanagadde. Both antique and latest sorts of temples are present at this place.
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