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Hutheesing Temple (Gujarati: હઠીસિંહનાં દેરા) is the best known Jain temple
Jain temple
in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
in Gujarat, India. It was constructed in 1848.[1]

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1 History 2 Architecture 3 Photo gallery 4 See also 5 References

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The construction of the temple was initiated originally planned by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad
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trader who died at 49. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar. The total cost was approximately Rs. 8 lakh.,[2][3] then a major sum. The temple is dedicated to Dharmanatha, the fifteenth Jain Tirthankar. Lockwood de Forest
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who was a business associate of Muggenbhai Hutheesing, the son of Sheth Hathisinh, estimated the cost as "over a million dollars".[4] 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
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trust. Architecture[edit] The temple architect was Premchand Salat.[5] 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 basement and five in three bay sanctuary.[2] The main shrine lies on the east and temple is covered with a big dome supported by twelve ornate pillars.[5] In addition there are 52 shrines (devakulikas), 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
Manastambha
(or column of honour) inspired by the Jain Manastambha
Manastambha
and the Kirtistambha at Chittore in Rajasthan. Photo gallery[edit]

Temple circa 1880

Hutheesing Jain Temple
Hutheesing Jain Temple
main entrance

Front façade of the temple

Entrance in 1866

porch in 1866

Carving at Hatheesing jain temple

Tomb of Hatheesing jain temple

Famous Kirti Stambh of Hatheesing jain temple

Carving at Kirti Stambh

Stone sculpture at Hutheesigh Jain Mandir

Inside of Hutheesigh Jain Mandir

Hutheesigh Jain Mandir

See also[edit]

Hutheesing family Jainism
Jainism
in Gujarat

References[edit]

^ Tourism, Gujarat. "Hutheesing Jain Temple". Retrieved 8 June 2013.  ^ a b Pandya, Yatin (18 October 2011). "Hathisinh Jain temple: A creative realism". DNA (Daily News & Analysis). Retrieved 3 January 2011.  ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Ahmedabad. Government Central Press. 1879. p. 282.  ^ Handicraft, Volume 3 National League of Handicraft Societies, Wood Carving in India. Lockwood De Forest. Handicraft Publishing Company, 1911 ^ a b "Hathisinh Jain Temple". Gujarat
Gujarat
Tourism. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 

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