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About Kanchi Ganesha Temple

Puri, one of the original chaar dham’s of the Hindus, is mainly famous for its Jagannath Temple. Inside the complex of the main Jagannath Temple stands a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Called the Kanchi Ganesha Temple, it gets its name from the King of Kanchi, who gifted this idol. Another version says that the black granite idol was brought by the king of Orissa after defeating the King of Kanchi. The deity in this temple is unique because the deity is in the form of The ‘Uchhista Ganapati’ or Tantric aspect of Lord Ganesha, which is very rare in temples. The temple located just behind the main Jagannath Temple is protected by an iron fence to keep monkeys at bay. Along with Lord Ganesha, an idol of ‘Mooshika’ or Ganesha Vahan can also be seen at the entrance of the temple. Devotees believe that touching the mouse idol, can fulfill their wishes.

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  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
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