Kanchi Ganesha Temple


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Kanchi Ganesha Temple Overview

Ranked 18 of 52 sightseeing in Puri
Puri is one of the important Hindu religious place, as one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites, it is famous for Lord Jagannath Temple. Kanchi Ganesha Temple is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha located inside the famous Jagannath Temple complex. As per legends this idol was gifted by King of Kanchi. The deity in the form of 'Uchhista Ganapati' is seen very rarely in the temples.
Kanchi Ganesha Temple is just behind the main Jagannath Temple and has an iron fence to protect from monkeys. There is an idol of 'Mooshika' (mouse), the official transporter of the Lord in front of the temple which devotees touch to fulfill their wishes. It is strange that the body of the 'Mooshika' is still prickly even after it has been touched by so many devotees.
Devotees can conduct their own Puja to Lord Ganesha in this temple. Besides the temples of Lord Jagannath and Kanchi Ganesha there are many other temples dedicated to Gods Surya, Vimala, Saraswati, Bhuvaneshwari, Narasimha, Rama, Hanuman and Eshaneshwara inside the temple complex.
The best time to visit Puri is from November to March. Nearest airport is at Bhubaneshwar, 55 km away. Puri has its own railway station and taxis are available from here to the Jagannath Temple premises.

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Kanchi Ganesha Temple

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5th Jan 18

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Pulak Saraf

Pulak Saraf3.9/5

7 reviews

Dancing Ganesh inside main Jagannath complex

The idol is of Black Granite. Legends has the King of Orissa bought on way after defeating king of Kanchi. Very small temple located inside Jagannath temple complex. One can see during Jagannath temple darshan itself.

Rony Banerjee

Rony Banerjee5.0/5

8 reviews

Big and beautiful temple of Lord Ganesha

As I said before you will get mental strength after visiting this temple. The temple is very nice. You can worship Lord Ganesha here.



6 reviews

Don't buy anything here

Nice experience at this temple. My guide had told me not to take any thing from any one as they will demand a lot of money for a very small thing.
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Ashim Mandal

Ashim Mandal3.9/5

9 reviews

Kanchi Ganesha right behind Lord Jagannath

Kanchi Ganesha is located behind Lord Jagannath temple. The deity is made of black stone and is big. The temple was closed when we visited, however we had peaceful darshan from outside. No panda troubled us here. Must visit temple within Lord Jagannath temple complex.

Dilip kumar Gupta

Dilip kumar Gupta2.9/5

5 reviews

Nice temple

Very good temple, Ganesha murti is fine, attractive. For Hindu one pramukh vinayak.

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