Lord Shree Jagannath Temple is a magnificent creation of Kalinga Cultural Trust to provide a sacred place for worship and to arouse divine thoughts in mind and hearts of people. The temple strictly adheres to the principles of sanctity, equity, discipline and cleanliness. The temple is an architectural delight and is a destination to experience peace and tranquility. The temple premise vibrates with the energy of the divine and renders an unique and unforgettable feeling. Enter the precincts of the Majestic Lord Jagannath Temple at Road No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad and you will like to visit again and again being drawn closer to the God.
The Temple has been built by Kalinga Cultural Trust and consecrated in March 2009. The Temple is a replica of the Puri Jagannath Temple with close resemblance to it in many aspects. The idea of the Temple at the present location at Hyderabad was mooted in 1992 by a small group of Odias having deep reverence for "Lord Jagannath the highest expression of God and symbol of cosmic energy. Years passed by Homas, Yagnas, Pujas, Kirtans to invoke blessings of the Lord for construction of the Holy Temple went futile. Time was probably not ripe and God not unwilling. It was only in 2004; a series of unexpected development resulted in commencement of construction of the magnificent Temple as Artisans & Sculptors landed up on their own to complete the mission as if ordained by God. More than 100 devoted workers toiled for about five years and the construction of the main Temple and Temple for Lord Ganesh, Anjaneya Swamy, Maa Vimala, Maa Laxmi, Lord Shiva and Nabagrah was completed in March 2009. The Temple replicates the Puri Jagannath Temple with Vimana/Devla (Garbha Gruha), Mukhashala (Jagan Mohan), Nata Mandir (dancing hall) and Bhoga mandap (offering enclave). The intricate stone carvings, craftsmanship, sculptures of the temple arouse unique aesthetic feelings in devotees. The upa-Devalayams are equally spectacular and arouses spiritual feelings. The mythological and religious murals on the boundary wall consisting of history of construction of the Jagannath temple at Puri, Dasha Avatar and mysteries and miracles of God and Goddesses in different form and stage are educative and enlightening. The lighting of the temple has been artistically planned and gives a spectacular appearance at night.
Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra adorn the sanctum sanctorum of the main temple the Mukhya devalayam. The upa-devalayam of Lord Ganesh, Maa Vimala, Maa Laxmi, Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Lord Shiva (Kasi Viswanath) and Navagrahas deeply enhance the spiritual temper of the devotees.
Shree Jagannath i.e. Jagat (the universe), Nath (the Lord) the Lord of the Universe is the manifestation of knowledge, power, majesty, strength, energy and self-sufficiency. He is the remover of sin, savior of the fallen soul and giver of salvation. Lord of the masses and Lord of the suffering humanity, He responds to all beyond the barrier of the caste, creed, religion faith and race.
The Temple with beautiful murals, intricate architecture, serene ambience and abundant spirituality attract huge visitors and also is a sought after destination for pilgrims on important occasions. Jagannath Nilayam, constructed by the Trust adjacent to the Temple provides excellent accommodation to the Temple staff and volunteers associated with the temple activities. CHAKADOLA- A unique Light and Sound Show on Jagannath Cult introduced in 2018 in the premises of the temple has been the cynosure of all activities associated with the temple. Created through a distinct Video Mapping Technology, it takes the viewers through the breath-taking journey of evolution of the Jagannath Cult. The Mahaprasad offered in the temple premises provides a heavenly experience to the taste buds of the devotees.