About Us

About Us

The holy shrine is being run and managed by Kalinga Cultural Trust, Hyderabad. Kalinga Cultural Trust, Banjara Hills was formed and registered under Societies of Registration Act in the year 1992 which was earlier known as Utkal Sanskrutika Parishad for several years. This is a charitable and religious trust and is governed by its own by-laws.

The Kalinga Cultural Trust, here after known as "Trust" mainly swears by following objectives:

  • To provide facility and opportunities for cultural meetings, events & activities
  • To reinforce the cultural and social ties between the Odias, the Telugus and other ethnic communities living in Hyderabad as well as in other parts of the country.
  • To foster and promote the arts, dance and music of Odisha origin, Jagannath Dharma, Culture & Philosophy, encourage & reinforce to render support & grant to societies & institutions pursuing similar objectives.
  • To encourage the study of Odia literature, undertake social & charitable activities in the field of education, health & culture.
  • To establish and maintain libraries and information service for attainment of the cultural and educational objectives of the society.
  • To promote and propagate Jagannath Dharma / Culture and Philosophy and undertake also activities in pursuance of the same.
  • To constitute or cause to be constituted cultural form to promote the objects of the society.
  • To render support / grant to societies, groups, institutions, undertaking religious cultural activates, cultural events, promotion of art, music etc., connected to culture and tradition of Odia people etc.

Kalinga Cultural Trust has emerged as an unique platform for cultural, religious and charitable activities at Hyderabad. It keeps alive the uniqueness of Odia culture amongst Odias of Hyderabad and others. Trust organizes exciting cultural programmes and enlivens temple dance traditions, community celebrations like sarvajanik Durga Puja, Ganesh Puja, Savitri Puja and Kumar Purnima etc are organized and attended by large number of Odias and non-Odias. Trust organizes Anna danam in different Odia clusters on important occasions in addition to several other activities.

The trust also renders Medical assistance to the needy, helps capacity and skill building efforts in educational institutions, provides for scholarship to meritorious & needy students and undertakes other charitable activities in addition to promotion of cultural activities.

The Auditorium of the Trust is given free of cost to cultural bodies and institutions to encourage & popularise the traditional classical dance & music and folk art. On its own, the Trust organizes periodical cultural programmes at the cultural centre & other locations inhabitated by Odias in Hyderabad.

The Trust is instrumental in construction of Lord Shri Jagannath Temple at different locations. The Trust was actively associated in the construction of Lord Shri Jagannath Temple at Dibrugarh, Assam which stands as a landmark in that area today after its consecration in Dec-2014.

The Trust has also rendered strategic help and guidance in construction of Lord Shri Jagannath Temple at IDA Bolaram, Hyderabad. Request for construction of Shree Jagannath temple at some other locations are under consideration.

Governing Body

Sri. A.K.Mohanty IPS (Rtd.)
Former Director General of Police
Andhra Pradesh
Finance Member
Sri. Narahari Biswal, IRS (Rtd.)
Former Income-Tax, Commissioner.
Sri. Jatish Chandra Mohanty, IAS (Rtd.)
Former Principal Secretary, Govt. of A.P.
Sri.Krishna Kumar Dwivedi (Rtd.)
Former Director of Department of Atomic Mineral Division. Goverment of India
Sri. Manoj Kumar Biswal
Sri. Bhimsen Rout
Sri. Bijay Kumar Senapati
Sri. Gagan Bihari Rout, Senior Scientist,
Dept. of Atomic Energy
Sri. S.K.Chhotray, IFS (Rtd)
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.
Sri. Bhimsen Biswal
Sri. Aswini Kumar Parida IAS (Rtd)
Former Special Chief Secretary. Govt of India
Sri. Mrutyunjaya Sahu, IAS (Rtd)
Former Principal Secretary, Govt. of A.P.
Sri. Chandan Mitra, IFS (Rtd)
Former Chief Conservator of Forests. Govt of AP
Sri. Pradip Kumar Mahalik,
SBI Life Regional Manager
G.C. Das, IRS (Rtd)
Former Income Tax Commissioner.

Executive Committe

Day to day affairs of the Trust is managed by the Executive Committee which is elected once a year. The members of the Executive Committee are as follows:

Sri. Narahari Biswal, IRS(Rtd)
Former Income Tax, Commissioner.
Sri. Bhimsen Rout
General Secretary
Sri. Bijay Kumar Senapati
Sri. Gagan Bihari Rout, Senior Scientist
Dept. of Atomic Energy.
Sri. Soumendra Kumar Pani
Department of Atomic Mineral Division. Hyderabad
Sri. Rasmi Ranjan Rout
Branch Manager, RNLIC
Sri.Tapas Kumar Nayak
Consultant, GENPACT
Sri. Susanta Kumar Padhi
Vice President, Finance, Maha Cement Hyderabad

Membership Procedure For Kalinga Cultural Trust

Membership for the Trust is by application. Desirous person can apply for Annual, Associate or life Membership. Every application for membership should be recommended by at least two executive body/governing body members of the Trust subject to following conditions.

  • Persons desirous of becoming annual member of the Trust for a calendar year need to apply for membership pledging their commitment to confirm to the objectives of the Trust and submit the same in the office.
  • He / She Should submit the proof of address and identity with Photograph.
  • He / She is expected to render Kar Seva and participate in other services and activities of the trust and Shree Jagannath Temple for a period of one year to be eligible for annual membership.
  • The executive committee if it is satisfied that the person or the institution has the ability or potentiality to contribute towards promotion/achievement of the objectives of the Trust, may agree to admit the applicant or institution as a member into the respective category and take approval of the Governing Body.
  • A) The person considered by the executive committee for admission shall upon payment of the membership fee, be admitted as a member from the date of payment of the fees and shall remain as a member of the respective category for one calendar year or the respective period in accordance with the amount of fee paid.
  • B) The decision for admission as a member will be based on commitment of services and conduct of the applicant as assessed by the management committee.
  • C) Annual membership are renewable on application from year to year subject to good conduct and service.
  • The membership can be terminated anytime if continuance of membership is considered not desirable and prejudicial to the interest / objective of the Trust.
  • The trust also has provisions for Life membership which is subject to set of regulations. Normally those who continue to retain annual membership for a continuous 5 terms can apply for life membership to be considered by the executive committee and finally to be approved by the Governing body.
  • Any exception with respect to membership will be at the discretion by the majority decision of the Governing Body.

Persons who are committed to cause of classical art, music, dance, believe in Indian culture, Jagannath Dharma, promotion of social causes public good, humanitarian actions etc are admitted as Associate members without any voting rights. Applications for associate members can be addressed to President KCT in the same manner as that of Annual member.