Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Hutheesing Jain Temple

This incredibly beautiful temple is a testimony to the craftsmanship of the local people of the Sonpura and Salat communities and their strive to preserve beauty for posterity. Built in  1848 by a merchant, Seth Hutheesing, who had immense reverence for his faith, this temple is a must see on your local tourist map of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

It is dedicated to the 15th Jain Tirthankara, Shri Dharmanatha. Created of white marble, the motifs and intricate work of this temple are par excellence and show a strong resemblence to the Sultanate minarets of Mughal architecture.

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