Hathi Sing Jain Temple, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India


Hathi Sing is the best known Jain temple  outside the delhi gate, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India. This remarkably elegant temple created out of white marble has been sacred to many Jain families, generation after generation. It was built in 1848 A.D. by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing as a dedication to the 15th Jain tirthankar, Shri Dharmanatha. The main building is double-storied. The temple has a unique Manastambha, Manastambha “column of honor” is a pillar that is often constructed in front of Jain temples or large Jain statues, in North India and they are topped by four tirthankara statues.  The work of the Hutheesing Jain temple is attributed to Premchand Salat.

 

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