Are you looking for a temple that will leave you spellbound with its exquisite architecture and rich history?
Look no further than the Hutheesing Jain Temple in Ahmedabad!
Established in 1848, this temple is a stunning masterpiece of white marble and intricate stone carvings that will take your breath away.
But what sets the Hutheesing Jain Temple apart from other temples is the story behind its construction. Sheth Hutheesing Kesarisinh, a wealthy trader, started the project with INR 8 lakh in his pocket. But when he passed away at the young age of 49, his wife Shethani Harkunvar took over and completed the temple. Talk about boss lady vibes!
The temple’s most recent addition, the 78-metre Manasthamba, is an architectural wonder that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale. This column of honour is said to shed the pride of pilgrims as they enter the preaching hall called Samavasarana. So leave your ego at the door and soak in the beauty of this sacred site.
And don’t forget to check out the 170-year old burning flame under the Garbagriha, which adds to the temple’s mystical charm. But be warned, you might never want to leave this enchanting place!
To visit the Hutheesing Jain Temple, head to Bardolpura and follow the tiled courtyard to the octagonal Mandapa. The temple is open year-round, but we recommend visiting between October and March when the weather is pleasant.
Getting to the temple is a breeze, with bus, cab, and train options available from Ahmedabad city centre. The railway system is convenient, and the temple is just 3 to 4 km from the Ahmedabad railway station. If you’re flying in, the Ahmedabad International Airport is just a 50 to 60-minute drive away, but taking the Airport Road will get you there in a jiffy.
So pack your bags, leave your ego at home, and prepare to be awed by the Hutheesing Jain Temple!