Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sri Jagannath Temple Agartala

Sri Jagannath Temple is located near the famous Ujjayanta Palace. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhdra this temple was built in 19th century by Maharaja of Tripura, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya.

The temple has a spacious premises.

A  portion of the temple has an elaborate display  of beautiful statues depicting Lord Krishna's childhood (baal-leela).

The idols display is pretty and interesting.

There are more than four such rooms. The display below depicts the day Lord Krishna  was born.

This one showing Kansa's karagar (prison) where he kept his sister Devaki and her husband Vasudev.

As we heard the sound of bells , drums and sankha (conch shell) we rushed towards the main temple hall where noon-aarti had just begun. Devotees had gathered for the aarti.

Priest with aarti deep in his hand.

Soon the aarti began

I was lucky to catch this divine scene in my camera by kind permission of the priests.

After taking prasad we came out and visited other parts of the temple. The premises is full of idols.

The temple has this shelter for homeless people. (Above pictures).

Another small temple near this small pond.

The main temple closes down for an hour or so in the afternoon as I remember.

While writing this post I found in wiki that this temple is known for its octagonal base which represents the feet of Lord Jagannath.