History of Hathising Jain Temple

History of Hathising Jain Temple

History of Hathising Jain Temple

Hatheesing Temple (Gujarati: હઠીસિંહનાં દેરા) is the best known Jain temple in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India. It was constructed in 1848. It has been named after its founder Seth Hathee Singh, a prosperous Jain merchant. Hathee Singh Jain temple of Ahmedabad was built in the dedication of the 15th Jain Trithanakara named Dharmnath. The temple is known for its fabulous architectural styling and designing that consists of intricate carvings. It is an architectural marvel that has been built using beautiful white marbles.

The temple architect was Premchand Salat.
The main building is double-storied. The moolnayak is marble image of the 15th Tirthankara, Lord Dharamnath. The main temple houses 11 deities, six in basement and five in three bay sanctuary.The main shrine lies on the east and temple is covered with a big dome supported by twelve ornate pillars. In addition there are 52 shrines (devakulikas), each adorned with an image of a Tirthankara. The secondary shrines form a long gallery its three sides.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

Well, Hathee Singh Jain temple is certainly worth a visit.

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