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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Puri Jagannath Temple lookalike on ECR, Chennai

I wasn’t aware that a small Jagannath Temple is existing in the outskirts of Chennai. This post by Aarti in CLAY gave a hint and I visited the Jagannath Temple in Chennai this morning.

Here’re some photos of this Puri lookalike Jagannath temple on East Coast Road outside Chennai. It is not a 100% replica of the Puri temple, but has some resemblance.
Below left: Side view of the Chennai Jagannath temple, Refer google for images of Puri Jagannath Temple
There’re a few other supplementary temples around the main temple.
side-temple  wheels-jagannath-temple
Some nicely carved idols outside the temple

Other related information about Jagannatha temple:
Timings: 6.30AM to 12.30AM and 3.30Pm to 7.30PM
jaganath-koil-ecr-chennai-photoHow to go to Jagannath Temple on ECR?
While going from Chennai, slow down after crossing the toll gate on ECR. You need to take a left turn at a market like are about 1km after toll gate. (This town comes before Mayajaal, so if you see Mayajal understand that you’ve crossed Jagannath temple and come back). Proceed towards the sea, about 100meters before hitting seashore you’ll see a signboard suggesting you take right turn towards Jagannath Temple. If still lost ask localites about Jagannaath Temple.

Entry fee/parking fee etc: None.

Thanks to Aaroo4 for the tip off…

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Lakshmi Rajan said...

Interesting. Next time i visit chennai , will try to visit.

Btw, I don't think that is the actual photo of original Jaganath Puri temple. Or is it? It does not seem to be for me.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I've not seen the original Puri temple and had to refer to Google for an image. Let me see what others say

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Arti said...

The photo is not of Jagannath temple, i am sure..i have been there twice!

Anyway, the temple does look very tranquil!

S.R.Ayyangar said...

This one is news to me, I never knew of this temple in Chennai. Thanks for sharing.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arti. Will replace the pic.

SRA Sir,
you're welcome

Deguide said...

Wonderful info, i believe i should cover this destination in my next visit, it is heartening to note that old temples replica is being built in modern age......

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Sure Umesh.

Removed incorrect photo of Puri temple