Jagannath Temple KanathurCurrently Open [Closes at 12:30 pm]
- Address: Reddy Kuppam Road, Chennai, India, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu
- Timings: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Jagannath Temple Kanathur - Review
One of the cleanest and most well maintained temple in South India, the Jagannath Temple in Kanathur is a shrine built in honour of the Hindu divine trinity, Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. These divine siblings are also knows as Krishna, Balarama and Parvati. The temple is also home to shrines dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Bimala. The main festival celebrated here is the annual Rathyatra. The temple is located in Reddy Kuppam road, a kilometer away from the main ECR road.
The temple is very similar in appearance to another famous temple, the Puri Jagannath temple is Orissa. The idols have been built in Neem wood and the shrine itself is built in glistening, black granite and glowing white marble, from Kancheepuram and Orissa. The temple walls are adorned with Pata Chitra paintings, some depicting the many incarnations of Vishnu. Lush green lawns and combined with scintillating sea smells, thanks to a nearby beach, surround the temple, making it picturesque and soothing.
The flowers grown in the garden are used for the pujas, which are conducted in Oriya style by the priests, who are also from Orissa. There are numerous sanctums at the shrine, which include those of Shiva, Ganesha, Devi Vimala and one meant for the nine planets. The ‘rathyatra’ is the most important festival, worth a visit for tourists and pilgrims alike. The primary deities are taken around the Kannathur village during the occasion.
You can reach the temple by bike, car or bus and is usually uncrowded, especially in the morning. The beautiful and serene environment generates a pure, calm vibe around the area. Tourists can visit the Anand Bazar, where ‘Abadha’, famous temple Prasad, is prepared. It’s advisable to order in advance as they only make food based on pre orders, to avoid wastage. Ideal visiting times are 6:30am to 7:30am and it is close in proximity to the ISKCON temple. Not many people are aware of this temple, making it a gem in the bustling, busy, crowded city of Chennai.
Jagannath Temple Kanathur Information
- Don't forget to visit the beach that’s close by, Poseidon.
- The atmosphere is serene and it would be nice to spend time out in the green lawn and enjoy the sea breeze.
- Expect long hours in long queues!
- The earlier you go, the better.
- Try to attend the RathYatra, the temples most famous festival.
How To reach Jagannath Temple Kanathur by Public Transport
- Buses of route 19 series pass through Kanathur. Express buses charge 19 INR, whereas Volvo AC buses charge 50 INR.
Restaurants Near Jagannath Temple Kanathur
- Hotel Noor Dhaba (Chinese, North Indian/ 400 INR for two)
- Noodle King (Chinese/ 600 INR for two)
- Bristo Dive (Seafood, North Indian, Chinese/ 200 INR for two)
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66.38% of people who visit Chennai include Jagannath Temple Kanathur in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
57.17% of people start their Jagannath Temple Kanathur visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jagannath Temple Kanathur
94.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jagannath Temple Kanathur
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Jagannath Temple Kanathur, Chennai Reviews
In Chennai this is the only Lord Jagannath temple. Very nice place. No rush in the temple. So we can have good darsan to Lords. Priests are good in behaviour
Located well outside the city limits, this temple offers a peaceful getaway from the noisy crowded city life. Good place to pray meditate and enjoy some solace. No entrance fee. To people who are used to South Indian kind of temples this may seem a pleasant change.
Come and find out for yourself ;) . Only thing I have to say is you will find it pleasing. There is an awesome beach( clean and empty) just 100m away from the temple. Do visit it as well
I love this place. Temple is very serene away from city noises and very well maintained. Garden patches look well groomed creating perfect environment. If u are a person who enjoys silent, calm and devotional environments then this temple is definite place to visit.
Good temple in beach side... A peaceful place which resembles actual Puri temple... Good place to go with family before sun sets since the place is located in fishermen area....
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