Jagannath Temple Kanathur

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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
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, 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.

Jagannath Temple Kanathur Travel Tips

  • 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

  • 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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  • Jagannath Temple Kanathur Address: Reddy Kuppam Road, Chennai, India, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu
  • Jagannath Temple Kanathur Timing: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm
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  • 27.33% of people who visit Chennai include Jagannath Temple Kanathur in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jagannath Temple Kanathur

People normally club together Madras Crocodile Bank and Arulmigu Kandhaswamy Temple 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 Reviews & Ratings

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    On 13-Oct-2018

    beautiful and clean temple and replica of Puri jagannath temple

Jagannath temple kanathur
  • Can I get a picture of jagannath baladeva and subadrs

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