The Temple - Architecture, Lay-out and Upa-devalayams

The Temple - Architecture, Lay-out and Upa-devalayams

The Temple is a replica of original Temple located at Shree Kshetra Puri with sanctum sanctorum (Vimana), the Mukhashala (Jagan Mohan), the Nata Mandir (Dancing Hall) and the Bhoga Mandir (the offering conclave). The Temple premises also pride itself with Upa devalayams and shrines of Lord Ganesh, Lord Kasi Viswanath, Maa Vimala, Maa Laxmi, Lord Hanuman and the Navagrahas.

The Temple is impressive standing tall at 72 ft as against 214 ft at Puri with intricate stone carvings, sculptures arousing aesthetic and divine feeling in devotees. The Temple is built by master craftsmen using tons of sand stone brought from Odisha and cement brick and mortars. The shrines of Lord Shiva (Kasi Viswanath), Lord Ganesh, Maa Vimala, Maa Laxmi, Shree Anjaneya Swamy and Navagrahas enclave are located in equally beautiful Temple structures built with similar architectural aesthetics of Konark Temple. The Temple is spread over about 2500 sq yards as against 10.7 acres of Jagannath Dham Puri and facing east. There is enough circulation space around the Temple for "Pradakshana" by devotees.

The craftsmanship, carvings and murals on mythological themes on the compound wall of the Temple are unique and gives lot of insights in to several religious references and anecdotes. A very well maintained Temple with exemplary cleanliness is visited by thousands of devotees during week days and festivals. In a short period this temple has also become one of the best destinations for the tourist visiting Hyderabad.

The temple environment is very serene tranquil and peaceful. The cleanliness and sanctity is to be experienced. The vibrations touch the soul of the devotees especially on a visit in the morning or evening. A committed team of volunteers, karsevaks, archakas and executives keep alive the temple traditions of Odisha to the delight of devotees.

The main temple is curvilinear and crowing the top is Srichakra or Nilachakra (an eight spoke wheel of Vishnu) made out of Ashtadhatu and is considered sacrosanct.

The pyramidal roof of surrounding temple rise in steps towards the tower like a ridge of mountain peak.

UPA-DEVALAYAS: (Other shrines)

Five other Holy Shrines of Lord Kasi Viswanath, Ganesh, Maa Vimala, Laxmi and Anjaneya Swamy are located within the premises of Lord Jagannath temple. The mandapam of Navagraha is also located within the premises. These upa-devalayams resembles the architectural beauty of the main temple like a mountain with ridges like steps. Some devotees find resemblance of these temples with pagoda shape of remains of the famous Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha. The sculpture and designs are very impressive and are viewers delight. These temples get illuminated during the nights. The idols of deities are of stone unlike that of the triad of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra made out of wood. The stone idols are cladded with silver ornaments during festive occasions. Devotees have the scope for Pradakshyana around each of the temple. Sufficient circulation area is available in front of each of these temples for free movement of devotees. These temple timings are co-terminus with the timings of the main temple.