Hutheesing Jain Temple | Timings, History & Architecture

Hutheesing Jain Temple was established in 1848 and is one of Ahmedabad’s most revered Jain temples. The temple project on Shahibag Road in Bardolpura had first undertaken by Sheth Hutheesing Kesarisinh and later completed by his wife, Shetani Harkunwar. The Hutheesing Jain Temple timings are from 8 AM to 5 PM.

This 2-storey white marble structure dedicated to Dharmanath, the 15th Tirthankar of the Jains, is home to 11 deities.

Hutheesing Jain Temple 

A holy Jain place of worship, the Hutheesing Jain Temple attracts many visitors due to its divinity and serenity. 

The city’s architectural gem dedicate to Dharmanath, the 15th Tirthankar. He was the son of King Bhanu of Ratnapura, who attained salvation at Srikanki.

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Sheth Hutheesing Kesarisinh, a wealthy Jain businessman, wanted to build a holy Jain temple. However, he died at 49 before he could fulfil his dream. 

His third wife, Shethani Harkunwar, took charge of the work and supervised the temple construction.

Shethani Harkunwar was actively involved in developing the temple and started building sub-halls in the basement when Hutheesing was seriously ill and named after a generous merchant. 

The famous temple was constructed in 1848 AD at a huge cost of Rs. 8 lakhs. Hughesingh’s son Muggenbhai Hutzingh co-founded Lockwood de Forest in 1881 with a new venture called the Ahmedabad Woodcarving Company.

According to Lockwood de Forest, the cost of the temple is estimated to be more than a million dollars. The drought adversely affected Gujarat during the sacred complex’s development. 

It was confirmed to be a boon for the artists constructing the temple. Most of the deployed artists are from the Sompura and Salat communities.

Sompura artists are renowned for their skill in stone carving and sculpture and are especially interested in making statues in Hindu and Jain temples. Legend has it that the 170-year-old lamp under the sanctum sanctorum is still burning.


Hutheesing Jain Temple is an architectural masterpiece made of white marble and adorned with magnificent stone sculptures. This dignified place with the finest layout has a courtyard surrounded by cloisters. 

The highly decorated and enduring architectural structure with 238 stone paintings and 21 machines is the brainchild of architect Premchand Salat.

Pilgrims climb the stairs to reach the hall of pillars leading to the sanctum sanctorum. The statue of Dharmanath, the 15th Tirthankara in the evaluation, is beautiful. It also houses a statue of Ozia Mata, the chief deity of the Oswals. 

The 78-foot-tall Manasthambha is a 78-foot-tall manasthamba similar to the Jain Manasthamba and Kirti pillars in the Chittor district of Rajasthan.

Often referred to as a period of honour found in Jain temples, the pillars had been believed to remove their pride when pilgrims entered the synagogue called Samavasarana. 

In 2003, a monument was erected in front of the Hutheesing Jain Temple to mark the 2500th birth anniversary of Mahavira. This sacred complex had topped with a huge twelve-ring semi-circular dome supported by eight pillars.

The crown is 80 feet in diameter and 350 meters high. There are five deities in the three-bay structures and six in the two sub-halls in the basement. On the way around, an impressive idol of various Tirthankaras had installed in the 52 shrines known as Devikulas. 

It has an octagonal guide mandapa twice the size of a shrine. The magnificent three domes on the sanctum sanctorum add to the beauty of the temple.

Extensive porches, quadrangles and rafters look a haveli. The famous Dilwara Jain Temple inspired the temple in Rajasthan.

Hutheesing Jain Temple Timings & Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee to visit the temple. Cameras are not allowed inside the temple. Hutheesing Jain Temple timings are 8 AM to 5 PM. Harati served at 8 PM. The temple remains close from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM during lunch.

DayHutheesing Jain Temple Timings
Monday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sunday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM

What are the main festivals of the temple? 

The main festivals celebrated in the Temple are Paryushan and Mahavir Jayanti. Paryushan is an annual festival of 8 – 10 days in which Jains fast, meditate and pray. The Festival had considered a period of purification in their lives, and the last day was considered a day of forgiveness. 

The 24th birthday of Tirthankara, also known as Mahavir Jayanti of Lord Mahavir, had celebrated in this holy temple. Pilgrims also perform a procession of Mahavir. 

Diwali is an important festival for Jains, commemorating the Nirvana of Lord Mahavira. Other festivals include Jnana Panchami, Paush Dashami and Maun-Agiaraz.

What is the best time to visit? 

You can watch it at any time of the year, but the best time is from October to March, when the temperature is favourable, to discover the beauty of the magnificent site.

Other attractions 

Other attractions near the Hutheesing Jain Temple include 

  • Dada Hari Ni Nav, 
  • Calico Museum of Textiles, 
  • Sabarmati Ashram, 
  • Teen Darwaza, 
  • Jhulta Mandir CD Bashir Masjid, 
  • Swami Narayan Mandir, 
  • Rani No Hajiro, 
  • Jama Syed Valley Mosque, 
  • CD Syed Valley Mosque, 
  • and Hanuman Temple

How to reach?

By Road: 

Gujarat is one of the best-developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad had well connected by road to all the major cities and towns. 

Several popular bus stops are at Kalapur Railway Station and Geeta Mandir near Paldi. Gujarat State Transport Buses and Private Operators Regular bus services are available to all major destinations in the state.

By Rail: 

The Ahmedabad Railway Station also connects major Indian cities on the Western Railway Network. The main railway station had located in the Kalupur area. The station falls under the major national railway circuit and has connected to all the major cities in India. 

India’s first bullet train assignment will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad by December 2023. It runs at a speed of 320kmph and reaches a distance of 3 hours.

By Air: 

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all the major cities in India and abroad to the state.

Address & Contact

Hutheesing Jain Temple, 

Shahibaug Rd, Bardolpura, Madhupura, Ahmedabad, 

Gujarat 380004

079 2218 0774