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Brief History Of This Temple

The construction of the temple was initiated originally planned by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader who died at 49. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar. The total cost was approximately Rs. 8 lakh.then a major sum. The temple is dedicated to Dharmanatha, the fifteenth Jain Tirthankar. Lockwood de Forest who was a business associate of Muggenbhai Hutheesing, the son of Sheth Hathisinh, estimated the cost as "over a million dollars". The temple was built during a severe famine in Gujarat. Building the temple employed hundreds of skilled artisans which supported them for a period of two years. The temple is managed by a Hutheesing family trust.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Sculpture in this Temple

The temple architect was Premchand Salat.

The main building is double-storied. The moolnayak is marble image of the 15th Tirthankara, Lord Dharamnath. The main temple houses 11 deities, six in the basement and five in three bay sanctuary. The main shrine lies on the east and temple is covered with a big dome supported by twelve ornate pillars. In addition, there are 52 shrines, each adorned with an image of a Tirthankara. The secondary shrines form a long gallery its three sides. The front is exquisitely ornamented by a 'dome' shaped structure. The temple has a unique Manastambha inspired by the Jain Manastambha and the Kirtistambha at Chittore in Rajasthan.

Temple Events

Temple Events

Events related to this Temple

Mahavir Jayanti

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Hutheesing Jain Temple Ahmedabad

This temple belonging to the faith, Jainism is in Ahmedabad
Temple Timings

Temple Timings

Timings Of this Temple

8 AM to 8 PM

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