Hutheesing Jain Temple
Hutheesing Temple (Gujarati: હઠીસિંહનાં દેરા) is the best known Jain Temple in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was constructed in 1848.
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.
Hutheesing Jain Temple, Shahibaug Rd, Bardolpura, Madhupura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004