Jagannath Temple KanathurCurrently Open [Closes at 07:30 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
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.
- 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.
- Buses of route 19 series pass through Kanathur. Express buses charge 19 INR, whereas Volvo AC buses charge 50 INR.
- 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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30.7% of people who visit Chennai include Jagannath Temple Kanathur in their plan
06 AM - 07 AM
46.46% of people start their Jagannath Temple Kanathur visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jagannath Temple Kanathur
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jagannath Temple Kanathur
Nice neat and clean place. You feel like heaven when you come here. Though a bit far from city. They also have Prasadam.. Which needs to be ordered prior. They charge ₹102 per person.
I went to this place. I have not been to real Puri Jaganath temple, so I don't know if I can help. But the structure is amazing.
A beautiful n well maintained temple located close to seashore, away from the hurries n worries of city. This is a replica of the famous Jagannath Puri temple and worth a visit From bus stop a drive/ tide of 10 mins it's. Also one can walk down from the junction. The flag atop the temple is visible from the distance
It is good and neat temple.Always crowded inside the temple.
Very nice place surrounded by greenery and the atmosphere with gods incense.