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Laxmisena Bhattaraka
Bhattaraka Laxmisena, Mel Sithamur Jain Math, Tamil Nadu.jpeg
Religion Jainism
Born Tamil Nadu, India
Religious career
Based in Gingee, Tamil Nadu, India
Title Bhattaraka
Post Bhattaraka of Mel Sithamur Jain Math

Laxmisena, or Lakshmisena, is the name given to the head (Bhattaraka) of the Mel Sithamur Jain Math.[1][2][3]

Current position[edit]

Bhattaraka Laxmisena of the Mel Sithamur Jain Maṭha is the primary religious head of the Tamil Jain community.[4] The Bhattarakas of Mel Sithamur Jain Maṭha are also the heads of all Tamil Jain temples so they have also been given the title of Sarva Jinalaya Paribalakar.

He is responsible for the management and maintenance of Jain temples in his locality or under the guidance of his maṭha.[5] He is also responsible for performing various religious ceremonies including the consecration (Panch-kalyanak Pratishtha) of new idols.[6][7][8]

He has also been instrumental in contributing to various social causes. In January 2011, a scheme to donate food grains to the needy was inaugurated by him.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ TNN Jun 1, 2003, 01.01am IST (2003-06-01). "Kuteera for destitute children to open on Sunday - Times Of India". Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  2. ^ "sripal_inner". Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  3. ^ Facets of Jainology: Selected Research Papers on Jain Society, Religion, and ... - Vilas Adinath Sangave - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Glossary | Terms | Eastern Terms | Bhattaraka". 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  5. ^ "on ( Jainism, Ahimsa News, Religion, Non-Violence, Culture, Vegetarianism, Meditation, India.)". Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  6. ^ "> News Updates". Www.Jainheritagecentres.Com. 12 November 2009. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mahavira idol consecration at Danvantri Peedam". 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  8. ^ "Mahavir Idol Installation at Danvantri Peedam - Cricket News". 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  9. ^ Sri Adhinath Seva Trust (2011-01-07). "Free Ration Scheme | Sri Adhinath Seva Trust". Retrieved 2012-06-15. 

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