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RCPF+CM7, Mohanpur, West Bengal 721436

Deity Posture

Architecture Style

Creator

Parashuram Koudi of Karmahapatra Dynasty

Completed on

1611

About Jagannath Temple, Midnapore, West Bengal

Jagannath temple is one of the early temples in Mohanpur in the Midnapore district, West Bengal. It is located nearly 201 km from Kolkata. Deities of Jagannath, Balaram, and Subhadra are already present in the temple. This temple was built around 1611 by Parashuram Koudi of Karmahapatra family and has been refurbished by the Jagannath haat unnayan committee and has been given a brand-new look in 2016–17.

Religious Significance

Each year when the Punya tithi of Ratha-yatra begins then thousands of devotees gathers to seek blessings from the sacred Jagannath dev, Balaram and Subhadra. A representative of the Karmahapatra family currently the grandson named Ranajay Kar and Suvajeet Kar Mohapatra does all the holy ceremonies linked with the Snan Purnima and Rath yatra. Unlike Puri Jagannath temple, most of the ceremonies are followed here.

In Rath yatra, Brothers Jagannath and Balaram accompanying their sister Subhadra go to their aunt’s house which is proximately 0.7 km from the main temple. They stay there for a week and then return on the time of ulto rath. Before the ulto rath, the Hera Panchami celebration is being celebrated. Throughout these days, the inhabitants of Mohanpur also relish the form of a mela or social gathering. Stalls market cosmetics as well as sweet items like jilipi, goja, khasta and kathi bhaja. The Rath yatra in Mohanpur is very a large social gathering.

Architecture of Jagannath Temple, Midnapore, West Bengal

Similar to Puri Jagannath the main divinity of this temple is also made of Daru Brahma and holy salagram Silas have been kept inside the deities' wooden formation which is why, the idols are huge, making it tough for the brahmins to carry the deities upon their shoulders through the Rath yatra.
The locals of Mohanpur and also people from different parts of the state come for worship here in this temple due to its legendary stories and old architecture.

How to reach Jagannath Temple, Midnapore, West Bengal?

By Train: Howrah Jn to Kharagpur Jn and catch the taxi to Jagannath temple

Jagannath Temple, Midnapore, West Bengal Timings

5 am to 11 pm

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