History and Significance of Jagannath Temple Hyderabad.

Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad, a very revered temple is a must-visit.

The beautiful Jagannath Temple at Hyderabad | Image source

Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad is one of the most iconic landmarks in this city, which has a lot of important and historical temples. This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists alike.

Why visit the Jagannath Temple?

  • Jagannath Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Hyderabad. 
  • It is located in the heart of the city in Banjara Hills and is known for its beautiful architecture.
  • The atmosphere at the temple is tranquil and soothing.
  • The annual Rath Yatra conducted at the temple is a must-watch.

History of Jagannath Temple Hyderabad.

The Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad was built by the Kalinga Cultural Trust in the year 2009, on Road No. 12, Banjara Hills. This temple is almost a replica of the famous Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri.

The peak “Shikra” of this temple is about 70 feet in height and it is red in colour because of the sandstone used from Odisha. More than 600 tonnes of red sandstone was used during its construction.

The beautiful sandstone used in the temple | Image source

It is said that more than 100 artisans worked on these carvings for more than 5 years to get this temple completed.

The temple is known for its grand celebration of the Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival). Every year, thousands of devotees come to pull the chariot of the Lord and to seek his blessings. The festival takes place over a period of nine days, with a procession of the deities, followed by a grand display of fireworks and a procession of musicians and dancers. The temple is also known for its intricate carvings and sculptures on its walls. The sculptures depict the events from the life of Lord Krishna.

There are six temples within the complex but the main Sanctum Sanctorum houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. The idols are made of wood instead of stone in other temples. 

The original Jagannath temple in Puri has also idols made out of wood.

The other five temples on the premises house Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, and the Navagrahas with a dedicated priest for each deity.

The temple is pretty spacious and well-maintained, and the atmosphere here is very peaceful.

The morning Aarti happens at 11 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a beautiful light and sound show at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought in advance. On those days, the temple also serves prasad and dinner to devotees on payment of a small token fee.

The temple is highly decorated during Rath Yatra. The Jagannath Temple is a must-visit destination in Hyderabad, offering visitors a glimpse into the city’s cultural richness and spiritual heritage. It is also a great place to take part in the Rath Yatra and to witness the grand celebrations.


  1. Visit the temple when it’s lit up. It is a sight to behold.
  2. Order for the Jagannath Puri Dham prasad. It’s extremely delicious.
  3. Visit the temple early in the morning. The temple is quite peaceful at that time. 
  4. Men need to wear trousers or Dhoti. Shorts are not allowed in the temple.
  5. Women need to dress modestly.

Entry Cost:

No entry cost

Temple Timings on all days:

6 am to 12 noon

5 pm to 9 pm

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