Jagannath Temple Kanathur, Chennai

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  • Address: Reddy Kuppam Road, Chennai, India, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Jagannath Temple Kanathur, Chennai

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jagannath Temple Kanathur

  • 25.43% of people who visit Chennai include Jagannath Temple Kanathur in their plan

  • 51.01% of people start their Jagannath Temple Kanathur visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jagannath Temple Kanathur

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jagannath Temple Kanathur

People normally club together Guindy National Park and Mylapore while planning their visit to Jagannath Temple Kanathur.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Jagannath Temple Kanathur, Chennai Reviews

  • Jagannath Puri Temple, Must see place near kannathur ECR chennai open timing morning 6.30 to 12.30 evening 2 .30 to 7.30 . parking and rest room avl .

  • It's a perfect evening getaway for the whole family. It's a serene location with multiple temples. You can also practice hearftful meditation sessions, on Saturday evenings after 5 pm. It's mere yards away from the beach, an added bonus

  • Anyone would love to visit Puri, And unable to do it can visit. Yes, you would feel the vibrations being in the temple and love to visit again.

  • Calm place near to sea where you can spend few hrs with God, away from the city life.. superb breeze soothe your soul.. A must place to visit in Chennai for Jagannath devotees..

  • Can visit if on ECR Small peaceful temple on ECR. Nice architectural design. But personally, I liked the one in Hyderabad more. Can be skipped if short on time

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