Hutheesing Jain Temple

Bardolpura, Madhupura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004


Hutheesing Jain Temple is the best known  Jain  temple in  Ahmedabad  in  Gujarat,India . It was constructed in 1848.The construction of the temple was initiated originally planned by Sheth Hutheesing Kesrising, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader who unfortunately passed way 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 Hutheesing, 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.

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