Jagannath Temple New Delhi
Jagannath temple is centrally located in front of Tyagraj Nagar indoor stadium just one K.M, away from INA Metro Station, adjacent to Safdarjung Bus Terminal and Lodi Colony Ring Railway station. This Mandir is managed by a Society called Shri Jagannath Mandir and Odisha Arts & Cultural Centre, New Delhi (Regd.) under the Society of Registration Act, 1860 in the year 1968. . Chuturdha Deities (Shri Jagannath, Shri Balabhadra, Maa Subhadara and Shri Sudarshan) are installed inside Garbhagriha of the Mandir.
The Deities of many other gods and goddesses like Shri Baraha, Shri Narasimha and Shri Bamana etc. have been engraved, outside the structure of the main temple, making the structure to look beautiful and majestic.
How to reach:
9.8 km from New Delhi Railway Station
16.9 km from Old Delhi Railway Station
10.3 km from Nizamuddin Rail. Station
6.5 km from India Gate
1.2 km from INA Metro Station
3.5 km from Safdarjung Hospt.
4.0 km from Sarojini Nagar Market
400 m from Thyagaraj Sports Complex- Gate-1
22 km from Anand Vihar Railway Station
13.4 km from Karol Bagh
21.8 km from ISBT Anand Vihar
17.3 km from ISBT Kashmiri Gate
4.6 km from Lajpat Nagar
1-1.5 km from South Extension Part-I/II
1.7 km from Jor Bagh
In 1968, Shri Jagannath Mandir and
Orissa Arts & Cultural Centre were formed in Delhi and got registered under
Societies of Registration Act, in the same year. Some Jagannath devotee – Odias
who tried their level best to establish a platform for forming an association
to organize non-resident Odias in Delhi at that time and the main purpose was
to build a temple for Lord Jagannath. However, this is the oldest form of
association formed by the Odias in Delhi which took the initiative of building
a temple. As per the history, the foundation stone of the temple was laid on 15th January 1968,
however the construction work started on 5th February 1968. A small and
beautiful temple was constructed and regular worshiping of Lord Jagannath, Lord
Balbhadra and Maa Subhadra started with the installation of small size idols of
The Mandir has been built as per Odisha style and the temple structure is in the same design as of Shri Mandir in Puri. There is Simhadwar at the front of the temple with 22 numbers of steps called “Baishi pahacha” leading to Mukhashala. Chuturdha Deities (Shri Jagannath, Shri Balabhadra, Maa Subhadara and Shri Sudarshan) are installed inside Garbhagriha of the Mandir.
In the same floor of the Mandir, other Deities, namely, Lord Shiva,
Navagraha, at the East, Lord Hanuman at South West, Maa Bimala at North West
and Maa Laxmi at North East are installed inside Their respective small temples
separately built for the Deities around the main Mandir of Lord Jagannath, In
front of Mukha shala, there is a pillar called “Aruna stambha”built in marble
stone facing the Chaturdha Deities. It is tradition that before entering the
main temple each devotee touches/embraces Aruna stambha.