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Jagannath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and located in Alwar, India. The temple's presiding deity is anthropomorphic form of Lord Jagannath of Puri, while other two deities are SitaramJi, the Shaligram Maharaj and JankiJi, the goddess Laxmi.

History

The temple is built several meters above the ground in old part of the city. It has awe-inspiring medieval architecture and rare floral motifs adorn its walls and pillars. The Garbhagriha has two deities of Lord Jagannath, one is movable while other is fixed. It is probably the only temple where two deities of one presiding Lord reside simultaneously. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra festival where Lord Jagannath is carried in a chariot called Indra Vimana. The chariot, earlier an elephant carriage, had been used by erstwhile Maharaja of Alwar and was donated to the temple lateron to be used for the Rath yatra. The Rath Yatra festival follows different traditions and rituals than those of Puri. Here, it is part of annual wedding celebration between Lord Jagannath and JankiJi at Roopbas. The fixed deity of Lord Jagannath, Budhe Jagannath, is much older and available for darshan only for five days during Rath Yatra.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Bus services of the Rajasthan State street Transport company are available for accessing Jagannath temple from all foremost places in cities, state or neighbouring states.

The nearest railway station is Mathura Railway Station which is 18 km away from Jagannath Temple

By Air

The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi Intl airport, new Delhi which is 122 km away from Jagannath Temple

Sculpture

Has awe-inspiring medieval architecture and rare floral motifs adorn its gigantic pillars. One of the main features of this temple is the Carriage called Indra Vimana that carries the idols of Lord Jagannath, Sitaramji and Jankiji during the Rath Yatra festival

Map

Jagannath Temple Alwar

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Timings and Events
Timings

All days of the week 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Events

Jagannath temple of Alwar is known for grandly celebrating all Lord Vishnu festivals and auspicious days in a religious manner. This particular shrine also gives importance to celebrate the list of festive and auspicious days grandly celebrated in the Jagannath temple of Puri as per the Orissa religious calendar. The main festivity of this shrine is Rath Yatra. This particular festival is conducted in the form of a fair where the entire city comes alive in a religious form. People with their family members, relatives and close friends actively participate in all the religious affairs, functions and activities of this shrine with great faith and devotion.

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