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Kendrapara Baladevjew Rath Yatra
Kendrapara Baladevjew Rath Yatra Plea Reaches Supreme Court

Just two weeks before the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins in Puri, the rising demands for conduct of the annual festival of Siddha Baladevjew in Kendrapara has now reached the doors of the Supreme Court of India.

Gold Ornaments Of Lord Jagannath
Puri: Gold Ornaments Of Lord Jagannath To Be Repaired Before Rath Yatra

Various gold ornaments of Lord Jagannath and his brother Lord Balabhadra, which the Deities adorn during 'Suna Besha', will be repaired soon

Veteran Chariot Makers Of Puri Lord Jagannath
Ageless Architects, Splendid Architecture: Stories Of Veteran Puri Chariot Makers

But what makes these juggernauts so special, is the matchless experience of their architects who make painstaking efforts in infusing life into them. It appears extraordinary how many of them who have seen over seven to eight decades of life continue to take forward the Jagannath culture with such grace and power akin to youths.

Rath Yatra: Temple Priest In Gujarat Threatens Agitation If Govt Doesn't Permit Chariot Festival
Rath Yatra: Temple Priest In Gujarat Threatens Agitation If Govt Doesn't Permit Chariot Festival

"I think that the government will allow the Yatra this year as cinema halls, multiplexes, malls and other commercial activities were allowed, so why not the 'Rath Yatra'?" asked the Mahant.

Snana Purnima in Puri
Lord Jagannath & Siblings Sick After Bathing Ritual, Secret Treatment Begins For Recovery

After the ceremonial bath, Lord Jagannath and his siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra traditionally fell ill and have been kept in a sick room (Anasara Gruha) to recuperate in a fortnight.

Helicopter Strays Into No-Fly Zone Over Puri Srimandir During Snana Purnima
Helicopter Strays Into No-Fly Zone Over Puri Srimandir During Snana Purnima

Though the entry of the helicopter into the restricted zone raised serious security concerns at the Puri temple, the SP, Puri, Kanwar Vishal Singh said that the chopper belonged to the Indian Coast Guard and there was nothing to worry about.

Snana Purnima Puri
Snana Purnima: The Ceremonial Bathing Ceremony Of The Holy Trinity In Puri

Snana Jatra or the holy bathing ceremony of the sibling deities - Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra - is performed at Puri Srimandir every year on Jyeshtha Purnima, i.e., on the full moon day of the month of 'Jyeshtha (May-June). Today, on this pious occasion, the Holy Trinity and Chakradhar Sudarsan took a ceremonial holy bath with 108 pitchers of sacred water and were later adorned in Gajanana Besha. All the rituals were carried out at the Snana Mandap. The Snana Yatra culminates after the Lords are taken to the 'Anasara Ghara' on Pahandi.

Snana Yatra: Puri King Prays For Well Being Of All Humanity
Snana Yatra: Puri King Prays For Well Being Of All Humanity 

Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb on Thursday offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of the Snana Purnima rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir.

Snana Purnima: Ahmedabad Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival Begins With Jalyatra
Snana Purnima: Ahmedabad Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival Begins With Jalyatra

Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and the minister of state for home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Thursday, performed puja of the Jalyatra, which marks the beginning of preparations for Lord Jagannath's annual Rath Yatra held on every Ashadhi - Bij.

Baladevjew Temple
Snana Yatra: Section 144 Clamped Around Baladevjew Temple 

In a bid to prevent congregation of devotees in and around the Baladevjew temple, the Kendrapara district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of SnanaYatra (divine bathing rituals of the holy trinity) today. 

Jagannath Snana Yatra In Puri
Puri All Set For Snana Yatra Of Lord Jagannath Tomorrow

Deba Snana Yatra, the grand bathing festival of Lord Jagannath is all set to be held tomorrow at Puri Srimandir. The event marks the prelude before the commencement of the annual Rath Yatra festivities in the holy town.

Odisha High Court
Rath Yatra Only In Puri As Orissa HC Refutes To Intervene In Govt’s Directive

The court has also rejected the five petitions filled before it seeking permission to hold the Rath Yatra at two places including Baladevjew in Kendrapara, popularly known as Tulasi Khetra and Bhatli.

Alarnath Darshan
No Anabasar Darshan At Alaranath Shrine This Year Too

In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, devotees will miss the rare ‘Anabasar’ darshan of Lord Alarnath at Brahmgiri in the district during the ‘Anasara’ period of Lord Jagannath and his siblings.

Rath Yatra 2021
LIVE Updates on Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Holy Trinity To Move To Adapa Mandap In Puri Today

The moment all have been waiting for arrives as the Juggernauts of the Lords roll on Puri Grand Road amid the chant of Hari Bola melodies of ghanta &

Snana Purnima Of Lord Jagannath In Puri
Section 144 to be clamped in Puri for Snana Yatra

In a bid to prevent congregation and movement of public due to Covid pandemic, the district administration has decided to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of Snana Yatra (divine bathing rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings) scheduled to be performed on June 24.

Amarnath Yatra: Online Registration Of Pilgrims To Begin From April 15
COVID-19 Impact: Amarnath Yatra Cancelled, Religious Rituals To Be Performed As Per Tradition 

"It is important to save people's lives. So, it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year's pilgrimage in the larger public interest. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is aware of and respect the sentiments of millions of devotees, and to keep the sentiments alive, the Board shall continue the live telecast of morning and evening aarti from the Holy Cave shrine."

Snana Yatra 2021
LIVE Updates: Get Latest Updates on Snana Yatra 2021

The Snana Purnima rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir is underway with full spiritual fervour. Like the previous year, this year

International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day 2021: How India Is Celebrating

Yoga is considered India's one of the oldest traditions that brings mind and body in complete harmony with nature. Something which originated in India and is being practised for millennia, Yoga is one of India's finest gifts to the international community. Amid this pandemic, when anxiety and fear is looming over the world, Yoga can invoke much-needed inner strength and resilience in life. Today (June 21) on International Day of Yoga, India indulged in the harmony of nature, uniting the mind, body, thoughts and actions. The theme of the International Yoga Day event this year is 'Yoga for wellness'.

International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day Celebrations In Odisha On The Cusp Of Pandemic

People across the globe and India, including Odisha, are observing the seventh International Day of Yoga on Monday. But the celebrations have remained subdued due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The International Yoga Day is being observed every year on June 21 since 2015. This year, the theme of the International Day of Yoga is 'Yoga For Wellness', and the focus will be on practicing Yoga for physical and mental well-being. Let's find out how the International Yoga Day 2021 is being observed across Odisha:

Puri Rath Yatra Schedule Released: From Snana Purnima To Niladri Bije
Puri Rath Yatra Schedule Released: From Snana Purnima To Niladri Bije; Check Details

Earlier, the SJTA had announced to conduct Covid test (RTPCR) of all sevayats and others who will be engaged for the conduct of rituals for the upcoming Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath.

Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra 2021: Servitors, Cops And SJTA Officials In Puri To Undergo RT-PCR Tests From Today

To minimise the spread of Covid-19, servitors, police personnel and officials of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), who are set to take part in the annual Rath Yatra festival, will undergo RT-PCR tests from today

Kendrapara Rath Yatra Case In Orissa High Court
Kendrapara Baladevjew Rath Yatra Demand Reaches Orissa High Court

A petition has been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking permission for conducting the famous Rath Yatra of Sidhha Baladevjew in Kendrapara in the lines of the festival at Puri Shree Jagannath Temple.

Baladevjew Rath Yatra At Tulasi Kshetra
BJP Urges Govt To Permit Baladevjew Rath Yatra At Tulasi Kshetra

The Kendrapara district unit of BJP on Friday requested Odisha government and the Centre to take necessary steps to allow the conduct of the upcoming Rath Yatra dedicated to the Siddha Baladevjew in Kendrapara in the lines of the organisation of the festival at Puri Srimandir.

Ratha Jatra Holy Trinity chariot chariot
Rath Yatra 2021: Holy Trinity's Chariot Construction

The construction of three gigantic chariots for Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of the Holy Trinity scheduled to be held on July 12, is underway in Puri in full swing. The construction work is being carried out at the 'Ratha Khala' (traditional temple workshop) located on both sides of Bada Danda (Grand Road) in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar palace. The Jagannath temple office said that fixing of 'Kantaa' in the 'Pancha Dandaa', fitting of 'Garagara' and fixing of 4 Nahaka' in the chariots at the Ratha Khala is already complete. The making of 4 Potala Khambi', 2 'Saala' and 7 'Jokha' for Prathama Bhuin of the chariots is also being done.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021:
Four-Stage Covid Test For Sevayats Before Participation In Puri Rath Yatra

The testing will be done at four stages --before Snana Yatra, before Gundicha Yatra, before Bahuda Yatra and lastly, 15 days after Niladri Bije.