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Hutheesing Jain Temple

Hutheesing Jain Temple was built in the 1848 AD by Sheth Hutheesing since he was dedicated to 15th Jain Thirthankar. Conventional artisans that belonged to salat and sonpura communities worked on this temple. The work of this temple is attributed to Premchand Salat. Situated on the outside areas of Delhi Gate, this temple sprawls on courtyard which is supported by 12 pillars. It is said that this temple is one of the best Jain temples in Gujarat, India. This temple has a basement enshrining 2 sub shrines with six deities.

The Hutheesing Jain Temple in Gujarat creates a spatial series to attain a dialogue with the divine all through shifting movement of axis and the gradual morphing of spaces. This temple is kept remarkable for its conventional practices of rain water harvesting that have been kept alive while can also be found in practice now days.

Significance of the Temple

The construction of Hutheesing Jain Temple was initially initiated by Sheth Hutheesing, who was a wealthy trader in Ahmadabad, who unfortunately died at 49. The temple construction was then completed and supervised by his wife named Shethani Harkunvar. The entire cost that was spent on the construction of this temple was 10 lakh. This temple is devoted to Dharmanatha, the 15th Jain Thirthankar.

Lockwood de Forest, a well known business associate of Muggenbhai Hutheesing, who was the son of Sheth Hutheesing, proclaimed the cost as above million dollars. This temple was built at the time when Gujarat faced severe famine. Henceforth the construction of this temple employed many adroit artisans that supported them for 2 years.
The Hutheesing Jain Temple is presently managed and supervised by the Hutheesing family trust.

Architecture of Temple

The temple architect was well known Premachang Salat. The temple building is double storied. The mulanayaka is a marble image which is of 15th Thirthankara, named Lord Dharamnath. The main building of the temple has 11 deities, of which 6 are in three bay sanctuaries while the other five are in the basement. The main shrine is located on the east while the temple is covered with large dome that is supported by 12 ornate pillars. Further there are fifty two shrines each of which is adorned with Tirthankara image. The secondary shrines of this temple form a large gallery on its three sides. The front of the Hutheesing Jain Temple is ornamented by a structure that is dome shaped.

The temple has exceptional Manastambha which is inspired by the Kirtistambha and Jain Manastambha at Chittore of Rajasthan.

Time to Visit

The best time to visit Hutheesing Jain Temple is between the months of October and March since the weather during this time is conducive for visiting and sightseeing tour of this temple.

Nearby Places

Sabarmati Ashram

The Sabarmati Ashram located in Sabarmati region of Ahmadabad adjoins the famous Ashram Road which is at the back of Sabarmati River approximately 4 miles away from the town hall. This was considered as the home of Mahatma Gandhi who spent nearly 12 years of his lifetime here. This ashram is now called as the national monument which is established by the Indian Government owing to its significance in the independence movement.


Acknowledged as one of the biggest lakes in Ahmadabad, Kankaria is known to have 1.4 miles of circumference while is 2.3 km long. Representing the regale history, it is believed that badshahs and kings of Ahmadabad took bath here. It is located in Ahmadabad’s southern part while is 11 km away from Hutheesing Jain Temple.

Gujarat Science City

Situated in Hebatpur of Ahmadabad, this place is a part of government’s initiative to attract more and more students towards science education. This center has iMAX 3D theater, dancing musical fountains, an amphitheater, planet earth, hall of science and an energy park.

Astha Temple

This temple is situated in Vasavi colony located near Dilsukhnagar in Gujarat while is acknowledged as one of the second largest laxmi temples in India.

How to Reach the Temple

  • Through Air – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport located in Ahmadabad is one of the international airports which connects this temple to different other cities and countries of world.
  • Through Road – Gujarat has undoubtedly developed itself with respect to better road infrastructure. The city is well connected by state transport buses and local buses while stops at different prominent bus stops.
  • Through Railways –the nearby railway line is kalupur. The station falls under the well known national railway circuit while is connected to major cities in India.

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