Pondi Jagannath Temple has been built on a small plateau on a development block of Chirmiri in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh.

Which looks exactly like the world-famous Puri Jagannath.

To see which people reach here from far and wide.

Pondi Jagannath Temple 

Although there are many natural springs, wildlife sanctuaries, and recreational parks in Koriya district.

But the Pondi Jagannath temple with the most wonderful shape here is famous in the entire state of Chhattisgarh.

The construction of this temple in the year 1982 by Mahant Shri Ganpatparimaray.

Lord Jagannath was seated in the year 2006 through Pran-Pratishtha.

It is said that when the people of Utkal Samaj who came here from Odisha were not able to visit Lord Jagannath Puri again and again.

Then they together built a temple with the same shape as that of Puri Jagannath.

Which became famous as Chirmiri Jagannath or Pondi Jagannath Temple.

Temple architecture of Pondi Jagannath Temple

Talking about the structure of this grand temple it is in a village named Pondi of Chirmiri block.

Which are located in the plateau part of the village.

To reach here you have to climb about 50 steps.

In the outer part of this temple, small statues of different types of gods and goddesses inscribing.

The idols of Bhairav Baba and Mahavir Hanuman ji are decorated in their first entrance.

Along with this, a waiting room has also for the visitors arriving for Navratri, Mahashivratri, or any festival here.

Which is very helpful for people coming from other provinces.

The idol of Garuda is at the entrance of the main temple.

The temple is in the shape of a dome like the entire temple.

In whose sanctum sanctorum, the idols of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra, and Balabhadra ji decoration with amazing artworks.

Opening Time of Pondi Jagannath Temple

The temple is open from 5:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm on normal days.

Timings can be different for special festivals.

Pondi Jagannath Temple Annual Festival

Every year a fair is at Pondi Jagannath Temple during Mahashivandapa (Mahashivratri) and Gundicha Yatra (Rathayatra).

Apart from this, grand Bhandara and Jasgeet are also here in both Navratri.

Let us see the important information about the annual festival held throughout the year 

Makar Sankranti

Dol Purnima (Holi)

Annual Festival – Ram Navami

Akshaya Tritiya (Sandalwood Yatra Begins)

Narasimha Birth Baisakh Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi

Eye Festival (Ashadha Amavasya Nav Yuvan Darshan)

Shri Gundicha Yatra (Ratha Yatra)

Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Pahti Bhog begins (from Dhur Sankranti to Makar Sankranti)


Note  Apart from this, the devotees who get bhog offered in their name have to get the receipt a day before.

The fee is Rs.151.00.

How To Reach Pondi Jagannath Temple

By Road 

Manendragarh, located near National Highway 43, meeting Koriya and Ambikapur, is 4 km from Nagpur Gram Panchayat.

By Rail

Pondi village is only 29 km away from Baikunthpur railway station and only 4 km away from Nagpur railway station in Koriya district.

By Air 

For visitors coming from Chhattisgarh to other states, the airport is located in Mana Raipur.

Apart from this, air routes running from Raipur to Ambikapur are located in Ambikapur.

Nearest Tourist Places in Pondi Jagannath Mandir Korea

There are many famous tourist and sightseeing places around Pondi Jagannath Temple (Korea, Ambikapur, and Manendragarh).

Amritdhara Falls 

Guru Ghasidas National Park 

Jhumka dam

Ramdah Falls 

Gourghat Waterfall

Raj Mahal Baikunthpur 

Mainpat (also known as Shimla of Chhattisgarh.)

Sanjay Van Vatika 

TS Surguja Ambikapur 

Oxygen Place (Lover Point)

Sitabengra and Jogimara Caves

Thinthini Pattar

Ram Graha Parvat

Ghaghi Waterfall and Tiger Point


Pondi Jagannath Temple is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh.

It was in the Gram panchayat of Pondi under Khadgava Janpad Panchayat.

This temple belongs to the Utkal society and is a form of the Puri Jagannath temple of Odisha, where the festival is on Maha Shivndapa day every year. 

How to reach

By Air

 To arrive by air, the nearest airport is Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur Chhattisgarh.

it is about 315 km from Baikunthpur.

By train

the nearest railway station is Baikunthpur railway station which is 4 km from Nagpur railway station.

By road

By road from Chirmiri on Highway 43, 4 km from Nagpur Gram Panchayat, and 39 km from Baikunthpur. 

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