The Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad located near Banjara hills, is a modern temple built by the Odia community of the city of Hyderabad.
The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath and is famous for its annual Rathyatra festival attended by thousands of devotees. Jagannath means Lord of the Universe. The temple which was constructed during 2009 recently lies in Center of Hyderabad City.
It is said that this is a replica of original Jagannath Temple of Puri in context of design. The most attracting portion of this temple is its "Shikhara" (the peak/top) measuring around 70 feet in height with it's unique carving and sculptures.
The red color of the temple is due to the usage of sand stone (around 600 tonnes were brought from Orissa which is being used to build this whole architecture) and around 60 stone carvers got the blessing to carve this temple. There are shrines dedicated to Lakshmi, along with Shiva, Ganesh, Hanuman and Navagrahas. The amorous sculptures are also found to represent the innermost feelings of human being and this explains to keep them outside the temple always while entering. The sanctum sanctorum houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
One can also visit the KBR national park located in the backdrop the temple and go for a nature trek. One can spend hours appreciating these art work depicting many mythological events carved around the temple. It is a great place to relax with the serene setting.