The Supreme Lord – Mahaprabhu Shree Jagannatha ”lord of the universe’’ is a deity worshipped in regional traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism in India and Bangladesh. All over the world few organizations have built Shree Jagannatha’s temple to spread his blessings to the world.
Shree Jagannatha is considered a non-sectarian deity. He is significant regionally in the Indian states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, Manipur and Tripura. He is also significant to the Hindus of Bangladesh.
Shree Jagannatha Temple, United Kingdom will be the first Ever temple, which is going to be built by not only Odias but also most of the communities of India (Bharat) like Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi etc.
This temple would be designed to maintain it’s ancient aesthetics, design principles, components and philosophy. Prayers and worship will be led by priests.
The shrine is a replica of the World famous Jagannatha Temple at Puri, Odisha and the architecture of this place of worship will showcase the rich culture of Odisha and the temple will be known as the cultural hub of the Indian/South Asian community living in UK.
In the temple, the shrine has the idols of Shree Jagannatha, Maa Subhadra, Shree Balbhadra and Sudarshan Chakra. The Car Festival, the famous Puri Rath Yatra will also be held here along with the chariot ride in which Shree Jagannatha’s idol is taken.
These three constitute the basic and fundamental trinity and are considered to be the forms and manifestations of the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent supreme power. Sudarsan who is supposed to be the fourth important divine manifestation will be worshiped here.
The temple will be doing daily rituals, major Festivals like Rath Yatra, Makar Sankranti, Janmasthami, Dola parba, Raja Parba, Kumar purnima & other festivals of the Hindu calendar.
This temple is dedicated to all Bhakatas (Devotees) of ShreeJagannatha, who are residing in entire United Kingdom and all the people coming to UK for visit.
Our plan is to preserve the culture, festivals and literature of India, community unity and spread Shree Jagannatha’s blessing for our next generation to understand the strength of India’s culture.
Planning the land acquisition in outskirt of main London city and vicinity of large number of South Asian Community areas. The area will be well connected and well-planned area with maximum greenery.
Best of Architects will design this temple structure after a proper research on actual Puri Temple and minutely studying all the required areas for the temple.
In the campus there will be planned landscaping with water fountain and lighting, Auditorium (only for spiritual and devotional film, cultural programs and events), AR VR Studio, shops area for all kind of spiritual, cultural products display and sale, information counter for the temple as well as about India and its heritage to promote Indian travel/tourism, vegetarian (Satwik) food stall/Bhojanalaya with subsidized cost.
In long run Trustees are planning to provides accommodation (Rooms) for tourist /any needy Indian/South Asian community. Daily Prasad (Afternoon & Evening) only on prior bookings with subsidized cost, place for Marriage ceremony, birthdays or any occasion to be celebrated in traditional way. Also we are planning a separate fund in the name of a donation to those who has been affected by natural calamities in India and the World.
The Temple trust is planning to give loyalty cards to some selected members and facilities, which will be decided by the Trustees.
Shree Jagannatha Temple, UK is a spiritual brotherhood and a registered Community Interest company and registered in company house in England and Wales, engaged actively to serve the society and mankind at large in the fields of spirituality, education, cultural and philanthropic services.
The Temple seeks cooperation and help from all devotees and like-minded organisations and Philanthropic public. In addition to the rituals in the Shrine we are planning to do periodic health camps and Yoga sessions for the benefit of the people.
The aim is to build a common place of worship for the devotees, to spread peace and harmony within the community and to build a lasting legacy for the future generation.