The Jagannatha Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in Kannur, Kerala. The temple is approached with prayers for Fame, Freedom from diseases, Wealth, Courage, Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects, Relief from bondage and Removal of sins. Jagannath Temple was established by Sree Narayana Guru to stop the evils of the caste system. It is believed that during the medieval age, natives belonging to lower castes were forbidden to enter the temple. They were only allowed to worship the deities that were enshrined within Kavu and Kazhakam. Upset with this, Sree Narayana Guru decided to build a temple that would be open for all. The temple was inaugurated in 1908, with a huge idol of Lord Shiva as the main deity. Lord Shiva was named as Ezhava Shiva by the guru, to announce that the temple was open for every caste. Later, Moorkoth Kumaran Master enshrined the idol of Sree Narayana Guru in the central hall.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.