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Puri Jagannath Temple: No Darshan Till July 25, Snana Purnima Sans Devotees
Puri Jagannath Temple: No Darshan Till July 25, Snana Purnima Sans Devotees

Even as the Odisha government has announced partial unlock measures in the State after decline in cases of Covid, the Puri Jagannath Temple will remain out of bounds for the public till July 25.

ASI Plans Better Illumination Of Puri Srimandir
ASI Plans Puri Jagannath Temple Illumination Project

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has planned for a illumination project to enhance the beauty of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri even more. A technical team of the ASI on Tuesday toured the Srimandir and reviewed the detail arrangements for installing better light system in and around the main temple.

Puri Jagannath Temple, Sri Mandir 1
Puri Jagannath Temple Administration Working On Mahaprabhu's Blessings!

To understand the present-day situation of the Puri Jagannath temple administration, one needs to understand how it was originally designed. The recorded history of Srimandir is a long and interesting one.

Puri Rath Yatra
Devotee-Less Rath Yatra In Puri: Check Important Takeaways From Odisha Govt’s Order  

The pilgrim city of Puri is all set to host a devotee-less Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings for the second year in a row with the Odisha government banning the major festival scheduled to begin on July 12 elsewhere in the State in view of COVID19 pandemic.  

Puri Rath Yatra Without Devotees
Rath Yatra Banned At All Places In Odisha Except Puri

In the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19, Odisha government on Thursday decided to ban the much-awaited annual RathYatra festival dedicated to Lord Jagannath at all places in the State except Puri, the prime abode of the Lord.

Sabitri Brata
Odisha Observes 'Sabitri Brata' Amid Instances Of Covid Rule Violation

The enforcement squad of Commissionerate Police today prevented women performing worships at some temples in Old Town area on the occasion of Sabitri Brata even as congregation of devotees at shrines across the State has been restricted in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid cases
Covid-19: Odisha Sees 44 Deaths & 6,097 New Positives

Odisha recorded 6,097 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,37,226, the State I&PR Department informed

Lord Jagannath's marriage in Puri Srimandir
Lord Jagannath's Marriage

Rukmini Harana Ekadashi falls on June 21st this year. On this holy day - Lord Jagannath, an aspect of Lord Vishnu, marries Rukmini, an aspect of Devi Lakshmi.

Tainted Odisha Doctor Bachaspati Dash Dismissed From Service For Female Foeticide
Tainted Odisha Doctor Bachaspati Dash Dismissed From Service For Female Foeticide

On May 10, Dash was transferred to the Bolangir district headquarters and a departmental inquiry was also initiated against him for a video purportedly showing the Patnagarh SDMO Bachaspati seeking Rs 20000 as bribe to carry out an operation on a patient at the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH), went viral in social media.

SJTA
Puri Jagannath Temple Office Urges Odisha Govt To Declare Its Employees Covid Warriors

The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar has requested the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Odisha Health Department to take necessary steps to declare its employees as Covid warriors