Jagannath Mandir Ranchi
Jharkhand , Ranchi
Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, King of Barkagarh Jagannathpur took the endeavor to build Jagannath Mandir, the temple of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra in the 17th Century with the inspiration of the Puri Jagannath dham. The constrction of the temple was finished on the Christmas of 1691. The temple of Lord Jagannath is located at a distance of 10 Km from the main city on top of a hillock. Even today, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Ranchi. On 6th August 1990, the edifice of Jagannath Mandir collapsed but gradually it was restored and finally reopened on 8th February, 1992.
The Jagannath temple at Ranchi was built by Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, the King of Barkagarh Jagannathpur in the 17th century following the architecture of the Puri Jagannath Dham temple. This huge temple at Ranchi was designed following the Kalinga style of temple architecture. The tall sanctum sanctorum is followed by the Jagamohana and the Nata Mandir. Inside garbha griha of the white temple offered to Shri Jagannath Deva, the Lord is cons...View more
crated along with his elder brother Balabhadra or Balaram and Sister Subhadra.
Timings : Jagannath Mandir is open to devotees everyday from 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM and again from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. As the temple is built up on a hillock, pilgrims have to climb several stairs to reach the shrine. But after reaching the temple, they are going to get the amazing view from the top.
There is no such restrictions made in dress code. But as this is a Hindu shrine, people are expected to be in modest attire. It is better to avoid revealing clothes such as shorts and sleeveless dresses for both men and women. Carrying a bottle of water, shades, and umbrella will be better for those who are visiting the shrine in June or July to attend the Ratha Yatra Festival.
The century-old enriched history, music, art, religion, food and people exhibit the true essence of Jharkhand's culture. This new Indian state that has been dissected mostly from Bihar held its capital at Ranchi. There are multiple pilgrimages in this eastern state of India. Devotees from across the country and abroad come to this beautiful state to explore the shrines of their concerned sects. Besides, the temples, churches and mosques, the state of Jharkhand has many beautiful places to explore such as Netarhat, Deoghar, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Sahebganj, Maithon, Masanjore and more. Rajrappa, Jaganathpur Temple, Bhadra Kali Temple, Angrabari, Trikuti, Basukinath, Mahadev Sal, Maa Giri Rajeswari and Kulbonga Mahadev are some of the most important Hindu Shrines at Jharkhand.
Jagannath Temple, Jagannathpur Chowk, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834004
Devotees have to land at the Birsha Munda Airport to reach Jagannath Mandir . From the airport, they can avail taxis, buses, rental cars. The nearest railway station is at Hatia. Devotees have to take buses, auto rickshaw or taxis from the station to reach the temple. The Jagannath Mandir in Rachi is approachable by road also.
Here the rituals are segregated in three major forms. The daily nitis, the special nitis and the festival nitis observed on special occasions.
The daily niti or ritual include- Mailama, Tadapalagi, Abakasa, Vesa, Sahana Mela, Rosa Homa, Surya Puja and the Dvarapala Puja, Sakala Dhupa, Madhyahna Dhupa and the Sandhya Dhupa.
Flowers, garlands, incense are the main offerings at Jagannath Mandir.
The Ratha Yatra followed by the Snana Yatra is the biggest festival in this temple. It is believed that after the snana yatra, the deity fall ill during which, the Lord is taken care by the Raj Vaidya for 15 days.This period is celebrated by the locals as the Ghurti Mela. Netradaan is done before the Gods are moved for the Snana Yatra.
June/July - The Ratha Yatra,Snan Yatra and the Ghurti Mela/Fair