Jagannath Temple | Timings & Darshan Tickets

Shree Jagannath Temple is for the Hindu God Jagannath swami. The temple is well-known for its annual chariot rath yatra, the third most important and largest Rath Yatra in Puri after the Rath Yatra. Jagannath Temple Timings are from 06:00 AM to 09: 00 PM.

Jagannath Temple 

The temple is in the city of Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat in the Jamalpur area. This temple was established over 450 years ago by Sadhu Sarangadasji.

Shree Jagannath Temple

The annual Rath Yatra is similar to the Rath Yatra held in Puri. According to tradition, the elephants first visit Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra and lead the procession.

What is the story of Shree Jagannath Temple? 

About 460 years ago, the area where the present temple locates was a dense forest along the Sabarmati River in the east. Saints usually seek secluded places by the rivers away from the hustle and bustle of cities.

One such traveler, Sadhu Sri Hanuman Das JI, visited Ahmedabad and considered this forest area suitable for his stay.

Since Rama was a devotee of Maruti, he placed an idol of his deity here, and this idol is still worshipped to this day.

During his stay, some miracles attracted people from the neighborhood, which became the basis for the place to become a modest temple. His successor was a devotee of Sadhu Sri Sarangdas JI Jagannath.

He desired to visit the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa, and along with him, some local companions also took part in the pilgrimage.

One night, while resting in the Dharamshala of the Puri temple, He received philosophical instructions from Jagannath to go back to Ahmedabad and erect idols of the Holy Trinity there: Jagannath along with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. Thus the Maruti Temple became the shrine of Sri Jagannathji.

Architecture and Construction

The temple believes to had built during the Anangabhima Deva era, known as Anangabhima III from the Ganga dynasty.

According to the history of the Puri temple, Anangabhimu proposed to build the temple at the height of 100 feet, following the Srivatsakhandasala architectural style.

However, it had believed that it reduced the height to 90 feet on the advice of the royal priests. And today, we see the magnificent structure it had built at that time.

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Temple Structure: 

The main temple consists of 4 structures:

  • Vimana or Badadeula sanctum sanctorum: It had built on a Pancha Ratha (five parts or parts) in a linear order arc.
  • The five pagas have their specific names- Raha (one in the middle), Anuraha (two adjacent pagas) and Kanika (two corners).
  • Jagmohan or Mukhashala (porch),
  • Natamandir (audience hall),
  • Bhogamandapam (hall for remains)

The four structures had built in an axial arrangement facing east-west. The main part of the temple is underground, and only three intricately carved vowels are visible.

The structure of the Puri temple shows the entire Odisha temple with four vertical sections, the pita (pedestal), the bada (wall), the gandi (trunk) and the mastaka (head).

Similarly, each structure has a unique name that indicates its purpose, function or program. All the structures together give a magnificent look to the temple. The structures mentioned above are the most important in the temple.

The temple’s outer walls have symbolic sculptures adorned with some meaning. To understand the architectural significance of the temple, one must acquire knowledge of Indian temple structures built in different dynastic eras as each dynasty followed its design.

Although it is very difficult to understand the architecture of the Jagannath Temple, the spectacular view of the temple is enough to tell of the amazing craftsmanship that ancient India possessed.

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Rath Yatra

The annual Rath Yatra is similar to the Rath Yatra held in Puri. According to tradition, the elephants first visit Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra and lead the procession.

The Chief Minister of Gujarat will purify Jagannath’s chariot or ‘symbolic ritual’ for the chariot, after which the procession will begin.

The Rath Yatra entourage travels through various parts of the city of Ahmedabad for a distance of about 14 km.

The Yatra stops at Saraspur, where the locals offer ‘Maha Bhoj’ to the entire entourage of devotees of Jagannath.

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It had celebrated as ‘Lokotsav’ or the public festival of the state of Gujarat. Ahmedabad Rath Yatra is the third-largest Rath Yatra in Puri and Kolkata after being celebrated on the same day.

Attack on the Jagannath Temple

Edit On September 18, 1969, a Muslim crowd gathered to celebrate the local Urs festival at the burial of a Sufi saint (Bhukhari Saheb’s Chilla) in the Jamalpur area.

When the saints (Hindu holy men) of the nearby Jagannath Temple tried to bring their cows back to the temple premises through the crowded streets, some Muslim women were injured.

It had alleged that the cows also destroyed some carts selling goods by Muslims. It led to violence, with some Muslim youths attacking and injuring saints and smashing temple windows.

The mahant (priest) of the Hindu temple went to Sevadasji. He called off the protest after a 15-member Muslim delegation led by A.M.

Peerzada met him and apologized. Subsequently, however, the dargah (tomb) near the temple was vandalized by some Hindus. A large number of Muslim protesters gathered in the area.

On September 19, a mob of 2500-3000 Muslims attacked the temple again. Following this, rumours spread, and violence escalated, resulting in numerous arsons, killings and attacks on places of worship around the area.

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Jagannath Temple Timings

Below are the Jagannath temple timings, darshan, and Aarthi timings.

DarshanJagannath Temple Timings
Mangala Aarti06: 00 am
Balbhoga07: 00 am
Rajbhoga11: 00 am
Talamangal01: 00 am
Uthapanvidhi03: 00 am
Sandhya Aarati07: 45 am
Shayan Aarati08: 30 am
Shayan09: 00 am
Daily Darshan available from6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Darshan Tickets 
General DarshanFree
Special DarshanRs 50/-
VIP DarshanRs 100 to Rs 200/-
Darshan (From 7.00 am to 8.00 am)Free
Special Darshan (After Dhup Puja)Rs 50/- ( At 10 AM, 1 PM and 8 PM)
Service Tickets

The service ticket price is Rs. 500 / – to Rs. 1.5 lakhs (Service tickets depend on the type of offering given in the Service) Service (they will give any dry offering) Rs 1720 / –

Nearby Places

  • Teen Darwaza
  • Bhadra Fort
  • Science City
  • Lal Darwaja Market
  • Sabarmati Baag

Shree Jagannath Temple Festivals

  • Gau Pooja
  • Jal Yatra
  • Rath Yatra
  • Guru Purnima
  • Janmashtami
  • Rudra Abhishek
  • Vasant Panchami
  • Hindola Darshan
  • Diwali
  • Utrayan
  • Shivratri
  • Holi-Dhuleti
  • Ramnavami
  • Akshya Tritiya

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How to reach

Air: The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is the nearest air base, 12.2 km from the temple.

Railway: Ahmedabad Railway Station The nearest railway station is at a distance of 3.5 km.

Road: Ahmedabad had well connected with other major cities; Many private vehicles go directly to the temple.

Shree Jagannath Temple Address

Shree Jagannathji Temple

O/S Jamalpur Gate, Jamalpur,


Gujarat, India.