Puri Jagannath temple is one of the famous Indian temples to visit in Hyderabad, Telangana. This article covers information about Puri Jagannath Temple, its origin and useful information for travelers to visit this place.
Puri Jagannath Temple History
Puri Jagannath temple is in Road no.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. It’s replica of Puri Jagannath temple, Orissa. The temple was completed under the supervision of Kalinga cultural trust. It was completed on March 8th, 2008.
It was a modern architectural building of Hyderabad. Attracting thousands of devotees every day, this has become one of the famous Indian temples. Hyderabad tourism has given importance to this place and included in its official website as one of the Divine places of Telangana.
The world Jagannath temple has historical significance. Jagannath means Jagan – Universe and Nath – Lord. He is lord of Universe having number devotees around the globe. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The main Sanctum Sanctorum houses Bala Rama, Devi Subhadra, and Jagannath Swamy means Lord Krishna. The face with white color is Bala Rama, the yellow color is Devi Subhadra and Black color.
Jagannath Temple Importance
The most important and awe-inspiring part of the temple is its Shikhara- the peak. Its height is 70 ft. On the top of Shikhara, there is Vishnu Chakra made of 8 alloys which are the holiest thing in Indian mythology. The whole temple looks in red color like Puri Jagannath temple. In order to look at its replica 600 tonnes of red sandstone brought from Orissa. With the help of 60 sculptors, the temple has been completed beautifully.
There are 4 main entrances for the temple like Puri Jagannath temple. When we enter into the temple we observe the main pillar with 16 faces, it is called as Aruna Sthambha. Lord Sun chariot rider Aruna idol is placed on this pillar.
Jagannath Temple sub shrines
The main temple is surrounded by 5 sub-shrines and Navagraha Mandapa. When we enter into the temple we visit Lord Ganesha temple, then we come to visit Lord Shiva temple. After climbing to the main Shrine, we visit Jagannath Swamy temple. Then we get down to Lord Hanuman temple. Exactly back to Jagannath Swamy temple, there are two sub shrines of his consorts. One is goddess Lakshmi Devi temple to the right of Jagannath temple and left goddess Vimala Devi temple. And there is a beautiful Chakra resembling Konark Sun temple in the temple entrance.
Jagannath Temple sculpture
The exterior carvings of the temple made it iconic of Hyderabad city. The carvings on walls of temple both interiors and exteriors made of sandstone. For the main shrine, carvings are done in the plain brick wall from inside. The temple walls attract devotees with stunning carvings of Lord Vishnu Incarnations. The 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu are Masthya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasurama, Balarama, Rama, Kalki, Budha. These are excellently carved on inside temple walls. Also, Lord Krishna idols of Bhagavatha are amazingly sculptured throughout the temple. Indian Mythology stories related to Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavatha are attractively fixed on walls in series. Young generations need to visit temples like this to inspire towards our Sanathana Dharma.
Festivals of Temple
Janmastami,July 14 th
Jagannath Rath yatra,
Pavithrothsav & Damanaka uthsav.
CHAKADOLA -The Sound and light show is on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays.
Nearby attractions – K.B.R. National park and P.V.R. Mall
Picture Credits & Author: Gayathri Sharma, Yatras Blog