Jagannath Temple in Ranchi was built by a king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, during 1691. Completed on Christmas 1691, it is located about 10 km from the main town. The temple is on top of a small hillock.
Jagannath Temple in Ranchi was built by the king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, during 1691. Completed on Christmas 1691.
Jagannath Temple Ranchi
The Jagannath Temple Ranchi is almost a replica of the famous Jagannath Temple of Puri, Orissa. However, it is comparatively smaller in size than the Jagannath Temple of Puri. Jagannatha, Balbhadra and Subhadra are worshipped at the temple. All the deities are engraved out of neem wood. The temple is exquisite with intricate carvings. The temple is colourful with the unique blend of colours.
The interiors of the temple are in the form of a fort. The Jagannath Temple Ranchi has been built in the Kalinga style of architecture. There is a tall sanctum within the temple. The temple also consists of a Jagamohana and Nata Mandir. The temple is especially important for devotees belonging to the Vaishnavism cult.
As per Hindu mythology, Lord Jagannath is considered to be the Lord of the Universe. The worship of Lord Jagannath and the foundation of the temple dates back to the glorious past of Vaishnavism and its founder, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The deities are not very simple here, without much jewellery and clothes.
The deity of Lord Hanuman is present inside the gates of the temple, symbolising to be a guard of the Lord, while outside the temple you can find the statue of Garuda.