The large of people from Orissa in Kharagpur area felt the need to have a temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. In the year 1984, some Odia youths dreamt of a Shri Jagannath Temple at Kharagpur in the district of Medinipur, presently renamed as Paschim Medinipur ,West Bengal. They collected some money by organizing one odia Cinema in the premises of Kharagpur Utakal Bidya Pitha. In the year 1988, the Darubrahmas of the Trinity were brought from Puri on the sacred day of Akshaya Trutia & installed in the temple and started worshiping . Since that year the regular Ratha Yatra of Lord Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath ,Lord Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra started .

The construction of the new temple was carried out by Raghunath Mahapatra & team from Begunia in the district of Nayagarh, Odisha

The design & supervision support has been provided by the faculty from the Department of Civil Engineering & Department of Architecture, IIT Kharagpur.


The temple has Utkaliya art and architecture.

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