Hutheesing Temple is the best known jain temple in Ahmedabad in gujrat, india. It was constructed in 1848. The construction of the temple was initiated originally planned by Seth hathisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader who died at 49. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar. The total cost was approximately Rs. 8 lakh., then a major sum. The temple is dedicated to lord Dharmantha,
Lockwood de forest who was a business associate of Muggenbhai Hutheesing, the son of Sheth Hathisinh, estimated the cost as "over a million dollars".
The temple was built during a severe famine in Gujarat. Building the temple employed hundreds of skilled artisans which supported them for a period of two years.
Yak the lifeline of pastoral nomads in high altitudes of the Indian Himalayan region is facing the threat of gradually rising temperatures in the region.
The increasing trend of environmental temperature at high altitudes is resulting in heat stress during warmer months of the year. This is affecting the rhythms of physiological responses.
Yak is accustomed to very cold temperatures up to minus 40 degrees but finds it difficult when the temperature crosses 13 degrees. Yak can efficiently conserve its body heat during cold weather conditions and has minimal body mechanism to dissipate heat by way of sweating. This makes yak more susceptible to heat stress.
Yak rearing is an eco-friendly livelihood for nomads who migrate to higher altitudes during summer and return to lower altitudes at about 3000 meters above sea level during winters.
This ensures that their animals remain in almost same ambient temperature all through the year. It helps minimize heat stress. However this traditional migratory pattern is getting disturbed with changing weather trends.
Inputs from Dr Vijay Paul, principal scientist at the ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY), Dirang.
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The Rampuria havelis of Bikaner are quite well known for their famous architecture. They have been empty from years as their owners had shifted outside India long back. But they have heired people who regularly maintain them. It’s a lovely feast to the eyes.