Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Ahmedabad

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Observe the masterful carvings of Hathee Singh Jain Temple, the most important Jain temple in Ahmedabad. Constructed in 1848 by hundreds of skilled workers, this white marble structure with protruding porches and a huge dome stands as a dignified landmark in a busy city. Elaborate ornaments scattered all over the temple represent both animate and inanimate figures, with 11 deities depicted in the basement and the bay sanctuary. To visit Hathee Singh Jain Temple and get the most from your holiday in Ahmedabad, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ahmedabad travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Good Jain temple. neat and clean. located in very interior part of Ahmedabad. definitely tough to cross the traffic. otherwise nice carving and cool and calm atmosphere in the temple.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The carvings are real beatiful. Pleople here are helpful. Located a bit interior of city. Please wear modestly.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Amazing place as each and every temple of india are so unique . this also very different . a jain people must visit but other people also can go and enjoy the architecture as well peace of any temple ...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Beautiful temple with wonderful stone carving. Place is at bit busy traffic area but there is a parking place inside temple.
  • June 7, 2017
    You cannot find a better temple in terms of peace , environment, cleanliness and architecture than this one in the heart of the city. Also a tip if you aim on having food here than do reach here beofre sunset or you won't get anything to eat here.
  • June 16, 2017
    Very precious Jain temple 52 jinaly temple Jain bhojan shala and Jain Dharmshla available
  • June 20, 2017
    One of the Famous Jain Temple in Ahmedabad. Good Facilities for Dharmashala and Bhojanshala.
  • June 17, 2017
    Hutheesing Jain Temple, Ahmedabad is an architectural marvel. Standing right in middle of the Ahmedabad City, it has remarkable carvings and must visit for an Architectural enthusiast. This Jain Temple has historical significance in terms of art and architecture. The front is exquisitely ornamented by a 'dome' shaped structure. The temple has a unique Manastambha (or column of honour) inspired by the Jain Manastambha and the Kirtistambha at Chittore in Rajasthan. It was built in 1848 A.D. at an by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing as a dedication to Jain tirthankar, Shri Dharmanatha Bhagwan (Mul Nayak). Traditional artisans working in stone belonged to the Sonpura & Salat communities. The Salat community constructed masterpieces of architecture ranging from forts, palaces to temples. According to Gujarat Tourism, the work of the Hutheesing Jain temple is attributed to Premchand Salat. One scholar has remarked, "Each part goes on increasing in dignity as we approach the sanctuary. Whether looked at from its courts or from the outside, it possesses variety without confusion and an appropriateness of every part to the purpose for which it was intended." It has a nice Dharmashala, Museum, Library and Bhojanshala... It is a must must visit..

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