Bhattaraka

A Bhaṭṭāraka (Jain Prakrit: भट्टारक "holy one") heads traditional Digambara Jain institutions. He is responsible for training scholars, maintenance of libraries, managing endowments, presiding over installation ceremonies and running Jain institutions.[1]

Shravanabelagola is the seat of the bhaṭṭārakas of the Deshiya Gana of the Mula Sangh