Jagannath Temple Kanathur, Chennai

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Address: Reddy Kuppam Road, Chennai, India, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu

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Timings: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

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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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  • 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..

  • Scenic temple with really soothing environment. Set off East Coast Road few hundred metres after the toll towards Mahabalipuram, this temple resembles the Jagannath Puri temple in Puri, Orrisa. Won't say much about the temple, explore it to have a peaceful day. Also, you could stroll along the beach which is at a close proximity, easily walkable from the temple.

  • Nice..all staff are helpful. But one suggestion- The entrance of the street is not clean. We should try to make that a nice place

  • Nothing can be better than almighty Jagannath. Jai Jagannath ! This place is 300 mtrs away from Kannathur Junction , on the way to mahabs It is easily approachable via Personal Vehicle as well as public transport. Place is huge and lot of 🌲 gives different feel. Once can easily be able to spend 2-3hrs with family. Parking has no issues can easily accommodate many cars, though they don't have designated parking space. If you are here, don't miss to have lunch provided by a vendor close to temple premises,it's delicious.

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  • A nice place and filled with positive and religious vibes..jagannath's place..a perfect odissi style temple..a place must to be visited

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