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. at an estimated cost of 10 lakh rupees by a rich merchant Sheth Hutheesing
as a dedication to the 15th Jain tirthankar, Shri Dharmanatha.
Traditional artisans working in stone belonged to the Sonpura
& Salat communities. The Salat community constructed masterpieces of architecture ranging from forts, palaces to temples.
The work of the Hutheesing Jain temple is attributed to Premchand Salat.
One scholar has remarked, "Each part goes on increasing
in dignity as we approach the sanctuary. Whether looked at from its courts or from the outside, it possesses variety without
confusion and an appropriateness of every part to the purpose for which it was intended."
Hutheesing Jain Temple,