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The Lord Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Jagannatha Swami Nayana Patha Gami Bhava Tume

- May The Almighty Shree Jagannath be the object of my vision.

The Shree Jagannath Temple at road no.12, Banjara Hills has been our go-to place for a long time now in Hyderabad. Whenever we feel Low, Sad, Nostalgic or Disconnected for that matter, We always head to this temple. Being an odia we always feel a special connection with the Almighty Lord Shree Jagannath. And now that we are far away from home,We always find it soothing to visit this temple to reconnect with our odia culture and to feel at home again!!

Even if you don't hail from Odisha, you must have heard about the Lord Shree Jagannath Temple, its Famous Ratha Yatra at Srikshetra Puri and the importance of the temple as it is one of the chaar (4) dhaamas in India, according to the Hindu scriptures. Therefore it is believed that No pilgrimage is complete, without the quintessential visit to the Shri Jagannath temple, Puri and get a glimpse of the residing trio of deities; Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra.

Below are the pictures of The Jagannath Temple and the Ratha Yatra at Puri for your reference:

The Shree Jagannath Temple at Hyderabad is said to be a replica of the original Shree Jagannath Temple the Puri in context of design with a Deula (Garbha Gruha), Mukhashala (Jagan Mohan), Nata Mandir and Bhoga mandap.

The idea of this temple basically was brought up in 1992 by a small group of Odias having deep reverence for “Jagannath Dharma”, It took more than 17 years to realise the seemingly impossible dream, the Temple was finally completed in the year 2009. The most attracting portion of this temple is its "Shikhara" (the top) measuring around 70 feet in height, The Nila Chakra (Blue Discus) is mounted on the top.

The color of the temple is redish, due to the usage of sand stone in the whole architecture. Around 60 stone carvers were blessed to carve this beautiful temple.The temple compound walls are carved with beautiful mythological themes based mural arts. The amorous sculptures are also found to represent the innermost feelings of human being and this explains to keep them outside the temple always while entering.

The Shree Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad has four gates, The main entrance facing east opening on to the Bada Danda or the Grand Road is called as The Singha dwara(Lion Gate) .The reason behind it is this Dwara is formed with 2 huge statues of crouching lions on either side of the entrance.

When you enter into the temple compound, You first encounter the Garuda Stambha in the Nata Mandira near the main entrance. According to Hindu mythology, The Lord Shree Jagannatha is considered as an Avatara( incarnation) of Lord Vishnu and Garuda, the Vahana(vehicle) of Lord Vishnu. Hence the Garuda Stambha at the entrance. In addition to this Stambha, There is a pillar known as the Aruna stambha inside the Nata Mandira.

Then, in order to enter into the main temple, One has to climb up 22 steps before reaching the main temple, Which are known as "Baisi pahacha". These 22 steps are considered as very sacred in Hindu philosophy and they represent the total number of feet of ten Avatars of the past millenniums.

At this Temple, Lord Shree Jagannath along with his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are worshiped in the Deula(Center Temple) at the sanctum sanctorum . Apart from that, the Temple also houses other shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesh, Anjaneya Swamy (Lord Hanuman), Maa Vimla, Maa Laxmi, Lord Shiva and Nabagrah(Navagrahas).

Lord Shree Jagannath is also called as “Darubramha.The idols in the Shree Jagannath temple,Puri are carved out of Holy Darus(Neem Wood) unlike the other hindu temples(where idols are made up of stone and metal). As it is a fact that the idols being made of wood and cannot sustain themselves for long time, A Holy and unique Ritual known as "Nabakalebara" is performed during the 8th, 12th, or 19th year after the previous Nabakalebara.

Nabakalebara is a symbolic recreation of the wooden forms of four Hindu deities (Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, and Sudarshana) at Jagannath Temple, Puri. Likewise,“Nabakalebara” is a very important ritual at The Shree Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad too. The periodical renovation is performed in regular intervals at this temple.

Lots of important hindu festivals like Ratha Jatra, MahaShivaratri, Janmashtami, Kartika Purnima, Basanta Panchami, Vijaya Dashami, Deepavali, Ganesha puja, Snana Purnima, Makar Sankranti, Sabitri Amabasya, Kumara Purnima etc are celebrated here with great solemnity and grandeur with huge participations of devotees. The pure vibes of the temple offers so much of peace, tranquillity and harmony that it makes you forget all the instabilities of life and find peace in the very moment.

In spite of the large crowd every day, The temple premises are kept neat & clean and well maintained by the temple authorities. Everything is very well-organised. Priests do not demand anything extra unlike most of the hindu temples.Devotes maintain queues and everyone gets a chance at darshan even on the busy festival days when its mostly crowded . The temple is quite spacious too, so one can sit on the stairs or Verandas to spend some peaceful quality time.

Do pay a visit to this beautiful temple to experience tranquil divinity and serenity.

Timings - 6:00 am – 11:00 am & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact - 040 6452 5848

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