Hutheesing Jain temple reflects unique architectural wonder which draws tourists from all over the world. The temple has been dedicated to worship Dharamnath who was the 15thtirthankar or religious head of the Jain community. The temple is filled with intricate carvings in each and every corner with perfect attention to details. This artistic temple had been constructed using white marbles with exquisitely carved galleries on its either side.
The Jain temple comes with a concrete courtyard which is entirely enclosed with cloisters comprising of fifty two holy places. Every shrine arrives with the image of fifteenth Tirthankara and is considered to be one of the remarkable Jain temples in the country. The temple has also grabbed the attention of the spectators because of the presence of protruding large porches which form the integral part of magnificently figural brackets and decorated columns that are situated on 3 outer sides. The main shrine that lies on the eastern end of the temple comprising of stunningly three carved spires that are been encircled with fifty two mini shrines in dedication to other renowned Tirthankaras of Jainism.
This temple had been constructed in the year of 1848 and the main person behind the construction of this sacred place was Seth Hutheesing who was rich Jain merchant of that time. However due to his unfortunate demise, the construction of this temple into final phase was supervised by his wife Shethani Harkunvar. The overall expenditure for constructing this temple was around ten lakhs. Premchand Salat was the main architect of this elegant temple who had infused modern and traditional elements for creating a divine background.
Where it is located?
This landmark Jain temple is based outside the Delhi gate in Bardolpura area which is 3.6 kilometer away from Ahmedabad station. Regular bus service can be availed from the areas of Pladi and Gitamandir that are close to the major rail station of Kalupur area.
Ideal Visiting Time
The ideal period to visit this temple is from the month of October to March when the weather is absolutely favorable for exploring each portion of the temple thoroughly.