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Independence Day: Olympians, Corona Warriors To Be Part Of Celebration At Red Fort

In Tokyo, India recorded its best-ever medal haul at the Olympics by bagging a total of seven medals - one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze.

Lingaraj Temple
3D Images Of Lingaraj Temple To Be On Your Mobile Screen By 2022

3D images of the famous Lingaraja and Rajarani temples in the State Capital city Bhubaneswar would be at the fingertips by 2022

Puri Jagannath Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple Reopens After 4 Month Covid Hiatus

Srimandir in Puri reopened from today after a hiatus of nearly four months due to Covid-19 restrictions

Cuttack Durga Puja
Odisha Govt's Strictures On Pujas Draws Resentment In Cuttack

"The government should take the decision considering the religious sentiments of people. Relaxing the COVID restrictions will not lead to the unprecedented spread of the pandemic. 

Govt Announces Nominations Open For Padma Awards
Govt Announces Nominations Open For Padma Awards

Instituted on January 2, 1954, the awards are given in three categories -- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The awards seek to recognize achievements in all activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

Ganesh Puja
Odisha Govt Allows Conditional Celebration of Ganesh, Durga And Other Pujas; Check Details

For conducting Puja in Puja Pandals/Mandaps, the organisers shall apply to and obtain necessary permission from the District Magistrate or any other officer authorised by him/ her, said State Special Relief Commissioner.

Ganesh Puja
Temples Reopen, No Decision Yet On Ganesh Puja In Cuttack

The Commissionerate Police will discuss with the CMC and district administration regarding Ganesh Puja in Cuttack city

Srimandir Reopening: Puri Sankaracharya Decries Being Sidelined By SJTA
Srimandir Reopening: Puri Sankaracharya Decries Being Sidelined By SJTA

Sankaracharya said the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has not sought his opinion on the reopening of Jagannath temple so far. 

Niladri Bije
Niladri Bije Today: Lords To Return To Sanctum Sanctorum Of Srimandir Marking End Of Ratha Jatra

The Niladri Bije ritual will be held today in the afternoon without public participation like last year due to restrictions over Covid 19 pandemic.

Suna Besha Ritual, Puri
Could Not See The Holy Trinity On Suna Besha As Servitors Crowded Chariots: Say Devotees

Presence of several servitors on the chariots during Suna Besha, violating norms, has invited sharp reactions from devotees

Suna Besha
Lord Jagannath’s Headgear Partially Broken During Suna Besha

A portion of the headgear (Kirita) of Lord Jagannath was found missing during the golden attire (Suna Besha) rituals of the ‘Holy Trinity’ in Puri

Adhara Pana
Ratha Jatra 2021: Adhara Pana Offering To Holy Trinity In Puri Today

A day after the Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, a sweet drink called 'AdharaPana' will be offered to the Holy Trinity in Puri today

Suna Besha Ratha Jatra
Suna Besha: Divine Siblings Embellished In Gold

One of the most spectacular rituals of the annual Ratha Jatra, Suna Besha of the sibling deities - also called the Rajadhiraja Besha - is performed a day after the Holy Trinity return to their abode following a 9-day sojourn at the Gundicha. The divine triad of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra, atop their chariots on Puri Badadanda donned a resplendent attire of gold. Like previous year, the rituals were performed without congregation of devotees due to restrictions imposed in the wake of the current pandemic situation.

Suna Besha 2021
Suna Besha 2021 Live Updates from Puri: Gods Take Golden Makeover

The most iconic avatar of Supreme Lord of the Universe is unfolding before crores of mortal eyes in a lavish ritual called the Suna Besha. Held as a much-awaited

Suna Besha
Suna Besha Today: Puri Deities To Glitter In Golden Attire, Devotees To Give A Miss

The Suna Besha or golden attire of the Holy Trinity will be performed today in Puri without public participation like last year due to Covid-19 pandemic

Bahuda Jatra 2021 in Puri
Bahuda Jatra: Homecoming Of Lord Jagannath & His Siblings

Quite similar to the Ratha Jatra festival, the return journey 'Bahuda Jatra' of the Holy Trinity from Gundicha temple to Srimandir in Puri also began almost two hours ahead of the schedule. After the nine-day annual sojourn at the Gundicha ended today, Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra returned to Ratna Bedi on their majestic chariots. On way, the sibling deities were fed with their favourite offering of Poda Pitha.

Songs Of The Charioteers During Ratha Jatra
Songs Of The Charioteers During Ratha Jatra

The ‘Dahuka Boli’ ritual involves a charioteer, known as the ‘Dahuka’, who is the singer. There are, of course divine charioteers riding every chariot, but the wooden charioteers draw sustenance from the human charioteers

Gundicha Temple
Significance Of Gundicha Temple In Ratha Jatra

Gundicha temple is popularly known as the garden house of Lord Jagannath. Gundicha temple is built in ‘Kalinga’ temple style which comprises Viman (sanctum), Jagamohan, Natamandira and Bhogamandap

Bahuda Jatra
Bahuda Jatra: Nine-Day Sojourn Of Holy Trinity Ends, Lords Set To Return Srimandir

Servitors started the rituals as per tradition since last night for the return journey of the divine trinity. Rituals like Bahuda Kanta, Charabandha, Kusumilagi have been performed.

Bahuda Jatra
Bahuda Jatra: The Return Sojourn Of Holy Trinity To Srimandir

The return journey of the Holy Trinity- Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to Srimandir, after spending seven days at the Gundicha temple, is known as the Bahuda Jatra

Bahuda Jatra
Puri: Preparations For Bahuda Jatra Of Holy Trinity Begins

Like Ratha Jatra, prohibitory orders under Section 144 (CrPC) will be clamped in Puri from 8 pm on Monday in view of the Bahuda Jatra. No one will be allowed to witness the Jatra from rooftops

Bahuda Jatra
Preparation For Bahuda Jatra Begins, Curfew To Be Clamped In Puri

Like Ratha Jatra, prohibitory orders under Section 144 (CrPC) will be clamped in Puri from 8 pm on Monday in view of the Bahuda Jatra. No one will be allowed to witness the Jatra from rooftops

Puri Jagannath Bahuda Yatra 2021
LIVE Updates: Lords Arrive At Ratna Bedi After Week-Long Sojourn At Janma Bedi

The annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Goddess Shubhadra and Lord Balabhadra, famously known as- Ratha Jatra culminates with the return

Hera Panchamai
Ratha Jatra 2021: Hera Panchami Today: Angry Goddess Laxmi To Break Nandighosha

As per legends, Lord Jagannath left for his aunt's house along with his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra while leaving behind his wife Goddess Laxmi at Srimandir.

Samarth Verma, Puri Collector
Curfew Norms Violation During Ratha Jatra In Puri: Show Cause Notices Issued To 10 Accused

Amid the allegations of curfew norms violation during Ratha Jatra, police have started an investigation and issued show-cause notices to accused