The Lord of the Universe, Shree Shree Jagannath, has finally come to Hyderabad. Yesterday, March 8, 2009, the Lord’s temple was consecrated and the idols of the Lord with his brother, Shree Shree Balavadra, and his sister, Ma Subadra, were installed by Pandas from the Lord’s temple at Puri.
The Lord is finally here! The Neelachakra is here!
The Hyderabad Kalinga Cultural Trust has worked for more than a decade to obtain the land, build the temple and bring the Lord to Hyderabad. Office bearers like Pradeep Kumar and many others have worked tirelessly over the years to give birth to this dream of the Odiyas living in Hyderabad. Many praise to them.
The temple built for the Lord is a replica of the original temple at Puri, alibit a much smaller one.
I am posting some photographs taken yesterday during the Sthapana Puja and later during the evening cultural program. These were taken with a Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phone and are of average quality but they do show the Lord in all his glory.
Shree Shree Jagannath, Shree Shree Balavadra & Ma Subadra during Prran Sthapana Puja:
The Lord’s Temple:
Cultural Program by Shilpi’s from Odissa (Odissi Dance depicting Radha & Krushna):