Pradeep Pattanayak

Pradeep Pattanayak

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Pradeep Pattanayak is a Senior Sub-Editor associated with Odisha Television Limited. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. He has been writing on many topics like art ...more

Pradeep Pattanayak is a Senior Sub-Editor associated with Odisha Television Limited. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. He has been writing on many topics like art and culture, heritage, entertainment, politics etc.

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Woman 'killed' for Rs 2 lakh in dowry in Odisha, husband detained
Woman 'killed' for Rs 2 lakh in dowry in Odisha, husband detained

The deceased's family members alleged that she was killed on June 19; and without informing them, her in-laws took her to the cremation ground and performed the last rites in haste with an intention to...

Silver cladding of Puri Srimandir’s Lion Gate begins
Silver cladding of Puri Srimandir’s Lion Gate begins

As Lord Jagannath and His siblings are away in the Gundicha temple for their annual nine-day long sojourn and will stay there for a week, the silver cladding work of the Singha Dwara has begun.

Odisha’s parched Mahanadi gets water as Chhattisgarh releases water through Kalma barrage  
Odisha’s parched Mahanadi gets water as Chhattisgarh releases water through Kalma barrage  

With the Chhattisgarh government releasing the Mahanadi river’s water through the five gates of Kalma barrage, the river ghats like Saradha Ghat and Sukhasola ghats of the river in Lakhanpur block of Jharsuguda district that...

Odisha vigilance raids properties of ex-DSWO of Bhadrak in DA case 
Odisha vigilance raids properties of ex-DSWO of Bhadrak in DA case 

The vigilance team comprising one Additional SP, 4 DSPs, eight inspectors and other staff carried out the raids on the strength of the search warrant issued by the Special Judge, Vigilance, Balasore. 

Rath Yatra: ‘Adapa Mandap Bije’ today; read on to know all about this ritual
Rath Yatra: ‘Adapa Mandap Bije’ today; read on to know all about this ritual

In 'Adapa Mandap Bije' ritual, which is observed a day after Rath Yatra, the deities are taken into the ‘Adapa Mandap’ inside the Gundicha temple. In fact, ‘Adapa Mandap’ is considered the birthplace of...

Gujarat police arrests woman from Odisha for killing husband 
Gujarat police arrests woman from Odisha for killing husband 

Acting on a tip-off, the investigating team from Surat reached G.Udayagiri and with the help of G. Udayagiri police arrested Sabita. 

Rath Yatra: Know significance of ‘Chhera Panhara’ ritual performed by Puri Gajapati Maharaja
Rath Yatra: Know significance of ‘Chhera Panhara’ ritual performed by Puri Gajapati Maharaja

The importance of 'Chhera Panhara' lies in the fact that Puri Gajapati Maharaja, who is considered as the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, sweeps the chariots of the three deities parked on the Grand Road...

Dressed up as Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, devotees add colour to Puri Rath Yatra 
Dressed up as Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, devotees add colour to Puri Rath Yatra 

On the Grand Road, some devotees in the get-up of Hindu Gods like Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva and some Odissi dancers performing in front of chariots are adding colours to the festival. 

Know about ‘Pahandi’ ritual observed at Puri Srimandir 
Know about ‘Pahandi’ ritual observed at Puri Srimandir 

Pahandi is of two types-Dhadi Pahandi and Goti Pahandi. 

Know about important rituals associated with Holy Trinity’s Rath Yatra 
Know about important rituals associated with Holy Trinity’s Rath Yatra 

For the uninitiated, a total of 148 festivals are celebrated in the temple annually. Of them, 12 are yatras, 28 are upa yatras and 108 are festivals. 

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Rath Yatra: Odisha Chief Secretary asks TPCODL authorities to ensure zero power cut 

At a time when complaints of unscheduled power cuts are pouring in from different parts of the state and the residents of Puri city and devotees were a worried lot, Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena’s assurance...

Major fire breaks out in multi-complex in Bhubaneswar, four trapped inside rescued unhurt 
Major fire breaks out in multi-complex in Bhubaneswar, four trapped inside rescued unhurt 

As it was their first priority to rescue the trapped persons, the firefighters took the trapped persons out of the spa to another building through a ladder. 

Man kills wife, sets body on fire in Odisha; three arrested  
Man kills wife, sets body on fire in Odisha; three arrested  

A man and his two relatives were arrested for killing his wife and thereafter setting the body on fire with the intention to destroy evidence in Bolangir district. 

'CM’s inability to move around' statement: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi says 'we are concerned' 
CM Naveen’s 'inability to move around' statement: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi expresses concern

Sarangi expressed her desire to know what has happened to the CM that he has restricted his movements. People of Odisha should know the reason. she said.

Nabajouban Darshan of Lord Jagannath, siblings begins at Puri Srimandir 
Nabajouban Darshan of Lord Jagannath, siblings begins at Puri Srimandir 

As per the timetable, the Parimanik Ticket Darshan started at 8 am and will continue for an hour. The Parimanik Darshan ticket holders will enter the shrine through the South Gate.

Father's Day: Meet Odisha’s nonagenarian who still takes care of 50-yr-old Divyang son  
Father's Day: Meet Odisha’s nonagenarian who still takes care of 50-yr-old Divyang son  

While the people of his age are enjoying the care of their children, Arjun is not as lucky as them. But, he has never cursed his fate for this. 

Rath Yatra: Preparations in place to tackle heat wave conditions in Puri 
Rath Yatra: Preparations in place to tackle heat wave conditions in Puri 

Keeping the heat wave conditions in view, the administration has made elaborate arrangements. While it has stocked about 25 lakh water bottles, volunteers have been roped in to distribute them among the devotees at the...

Not just toilets or cloakrooms, Puri Gajapati King envisions 4 yajnas of Sanatana Dharma in Srimandi
Not just toilets or cloakrooms, Puri Gajapati King envisions 4 yajnas of Sanatana Dharma in Srimandir Corridor Project

In an exclusive interview with OTV, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath cast light on what he has visualised the Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project should be. 

Baramba Sugar Mill in Odisha’s Cuttack to go under the hammer
Baramba Sugar Mill in Odisha’s Cuttack to go under the hammer

The local residents have urged the government and the political leaders to come forward to save the sugar mill. 

Tulasi Kshetra Kendrapara comes alive with hustle and bustle of Rath Yatra 
Tulasi Kshetra Kendrapara comes alive with hustle and bustle of Rath Yatra 

In the chariot construction, a total of 46 Maharana servitors, 16 labourers, four blacksmiths and two cutters are engaged. Similarly, the temple and district administrations have made elaborate arrangements for the festival. 

Pradeep Pattanayak is a Senior Sub-Editor associated with Odisha Television Limited. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. He has been writing on many topics like art and culture, heritage, entertainment, politics etc.

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