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Shri Jagannath Temple, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Last week (2 January 2019) while I was in Hyderabad, and, a relative took me to the Shri Jagannath Temple in Banjara Hills. Modelled on the Puri Jagannath Temple, this is a smaller one, yet beautiful and well-maintained. We visited on a late evening and it was peaceful and divine. There are smaller shrines dedicated to Lakshmi, along with Shiva, Ganesh, Hanuman and Navagrahas.

The tower (Shikhara) measures over 70 feet in height and made out of 600 tonnes of sandstone
The tower (Shikhara) measures over 70 feet in height and made out of 600 tonnes of sandstone
The temple is clean and well-maintained
The temple is clean and well-maintained
Staircase leading to the sanctum sanctorum that houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
Staircase leading to the sanctum sanctorum that houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
On the walls in the corridors outside, there are beautiful depictions of Sri Krishna Leela - this one is Baby Krishna stealing butter with his friends
On the walls in the corridors outside, there are beautiful depictions of Sri Krishna Leela – this one is Baby Krishna stealing butter with his friends
Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan Giri (hill) to provide shelter to the villagers and their cattle
Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan Giri (hill) to provide shelter to the villagers and their cattle

If you are in the area, don’t miss to visit the temple and pray to Lord Jagannath.

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