Friday, May 4, 2018

Jagannatha Mutt, Srirangam, Trichy

Jagannatha Mutt, Srirangam, Trichy
Jagannatha Mutt is Hindu ascetic institution located in Srirangam Town in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. This mutt is situated in North Chitra Street in Srirangam Town. This is a beautiful little temple which marks the place where Sri Chaitanya spent the four months of the rainy season in 1510. The temple has many paintings depicting Sri Chaitanya’s pastimes at Srirangam. In the center hall of the temple, there is a diorama of Sri Chaitanya and a deity of Lord Jagannatha. This temple, situated in the northwest corner of the sixth enclosure, is a ten-minute walk from the main entrance of the Srirangam Temple.

Within the inner shrine of the Jagannatha Mutt are the Deities of Lord Jagannatha (Lord Krishna), Lord Baladeva (Lord Balarama, Krishna's brother) and Lady Subhadra (Krishna's sister). These Deities are said to have been carved by Sri Chaitanya himself while he was staying at Venkatta Bhatta's house and so strongly felt the separation for Lord Jagannatha that he formed his own Deities to worship. Descendants of Venkatta Bhatta are still living in Srirangam. About 100 meters from the south gopuram of the Srirangam Temple, there is a small temple that contains the footprints of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. 

Jagannatha Mutt is located at about 500 meters from Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy Temple, 1.5 Kms from Srirangam Railway Station, 6 Kms from Trichy Chatram Bus Stand, 10 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand, 10 Kms from Trichy Railway Station, 11 Kms from Trichy and 15 Kms from Trichy Airport.

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