The Majestic Hathee Jain Singh Temple – Revered Jain Pilgrimage Site

The trip to the Bhadra Fort and Lake Kankaria had been very spectacular. After the visit to historical places of the city it was now time to explore some of the religious sites. The place we visited was a famous Jain temple of the city which is known as Hathee Singh Jain temple. The temple was built in the year 1850 and is dedicated to the 15th Jain Tirthankar.

The temple is named after its founder Hathee Singh who made available the funds for the construction of this temple. It was completed in the year 1850 and dedicated to Dharmanath the 15th Tirthankar of the Jain community. The temple is lavish structure and a marvel. It has intricate carvings from inside. The architecture and design of the main temple structure is brilliant and worth the admiration of everyone.

Hathee Jain Singh Temple

Hathee Jain Singh Temple | Image Resource : commons.wikimedia.org

 

The temple is surrounded by lush green gardens on all the four sides. White marble which have adorned the walls and floor of the temples make it look amazing. There is a huge dome on the front side of the temple and the other sides are fully decorated with carved galleries and images. The visit to the temple provides many good pictures to capture and keep them as memories of the city.

It is also ironical to note that a religion whose Saints and founders preached simple and austere living is having such a lavishly decorated temple dedicated to them. The place is very much revered by the Jain community of the sate and other parts of the country. It is visited by a large number of tourists on a daily basis. The temple is a must for everyone to visit for its elegant architecture and majestic designs both inside and outside.
 
Once our visit to this spiritual site of Hathee Jain Singh Temple was over, we decided to have some food. We went to a nearby restaurant which specialises in Gujarati cuisines and had some local dishes for lunch. After that, we headed for our next destination which was a famous textile museum of the city known as Calico Textile Museum.

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