Jagannath Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is located at the heart of Hyderabad city, in Banjara Hills. Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad is a replica of the original Puri Jagannath Temple of Orissa. The temple was built in the same style of the Puri Temple.
Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad was built by the Odia community of the city. The temple was constructed in the year 2009.
About the Temple
The most attracting portion of the temple is its Shikara, measuring about 70 feet in height. The temple is in red colour because, the temple was constructed using sandstone. It is said that, around 600 tonnes of sandstone was brought from Orissa to construct the temple.
The main temple houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings- Balarama and Subhadra. There are five small temples dedicated to other Hindu gods. On the left of the temple there is Lord Ganesha Temple. In front, there is a statue of Lord Shiva. The other small temples are dedicated to Goddess Bimala, incarnation of Goddess Parvati; Goddess Lakshmi and Shri Hanuman. There is a small portion dedicated to the shrine of Navagraha in the temple complex.
Festivals Celebrated at Jagannath Temple
It is said that the rituals performed at this temple are carried out in the same way as in the original Puri Temple. Similarly, the annual festival of Ratha Yatra- the chariot festival is also celebrated at Jagannath Temple Hyderabad.
Ratha Yatra festival is celebrated on Second day (Dwitiya) of Suklapakshya bright fortnight of Ashada masa of the year. The triad Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra come out from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple once in a year and travel to Gundicha Temple, in a richly decorated chariots resembling the temple structure and giving Darshan to the devotees irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.
Entry fee- No entry fee
On working days- the temple remains open from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
On holidays and Festivals – 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tough the temple remains close in the noon, devotes can enter the temple premises at any time from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM everyday to witness the architecture and murals on the temple.