Agartala Jagannath Mandir, Agartala, Tripura
Located within the Ujjayanta Palace grounds in Agartala, India this temple is dedicated to the Hindu Gods Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Built in the 19th century by then Maharaja of Tripura, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya, this temple with an octagonal base has four stories. The temple is adorned with bright orange stepped up Shikharas.
The Jagannath temple is a famous religious site located in Agartala in Tripura. Built by the Maharaja of Tripura of the Manikya Dynasty in the 19th century, the temple is situated in the Ujjayanta Palace grounds and is dedicated to the Hindu Gods- Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. The beauty of this spectacular place lies in the fact that the temple is as much a place of architectural beauty and prestige as it is of religious importance. The temple is also a beautiful place to click some amazing pictures, so be prepared to be taken aback by the sheer beauty of this location.
Legend / Local stories
Jagannath Temple was built by the Manikyas, who chose Agartala above Udaipur as the capital. For decorating the capital, they adorned it with numerous monuments and beautiful sites. Though inclined to Islamic architecture, the Jagannath Temple represents a confluence of Hemadpanthi and Arabic style on the exterior and Hindu flair on the insides.
It is believed that the idol of Neelmadhav at Puri had been donated from this temple. Open to travellers in the present time, this temple replicated the rich architectural heritage of Agartala. Orange in colour, the temple has an octagonal base and the pillars are crowned by square and pyramidal cones. Moreover, the impression of ‘pradhkshin patha’ round the sanctum further adds to the beauty of this national heritage temple at the capital of Tripura.
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