News from Puri

Puri district is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Situated along the coast of Bay of Bengal in the state of Odisha. Puri is also known as Jagannath Puri. It is considered as one “Dhaam” among four holy “Dhaam” in India. The holy script of the Skanda Purana describes Puri as the resting place of Lord Vishnu. Apart from this Puri district is famous for its golden sea beach and black pagoda or sun temple of Konark. The famous heritage art village Raghurajpur is in this district, where artisans paint world famous Pattachitra painting. Puri Khaja, Khechuudi, Dalma has its own special flavor.

Puri Srimandir
Servitors restricted to use smartphones inside Puri Srimandir from Jan 1

As per the decision, only the authorised Commander can carry a smart phone with him to inform about the rituals.

Spectacular Odissi dance marks end of Konark Dance Festival
Spectacular Odissi dance marks end of Konark Dance Festival

The classical dance extravaganza on its concluding day witnessed mesmerizing performance by celebrity artists presenting scintillating performances of Odissi and Kuchipudi.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 rocks Bay of Bengal
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 rocks Bay of Bengal

The quake occurred today at around 8:32AM in Bay of Bengal at a depth of 10km.

Youtuber who shot Srimandir’s video using drone tenders apology
Youtuber who shot Srimandir’s video using drone tenders apology

The YouTuber sought forgiveness from Lord Jagannath, four crore Odias and police administration.

Bangladeshi YouTuber held for circulating pics of Puri Srimandir Garbha Gruha
Bangladeshi YouTuber held for circulating pics of Puri Srimandir Garbha Gruha

The YouTuber from Bangladesh had posted the photos on his Facebook account which soon went viral.

Brick kiln owner found dead in Kendrapara; ‘Kidnapped’ girl’s body recovered in Puri
Brick kiln owner found dead in Kendrapara; ‘Kidnapped’ girl’s body recovered in Puri

Puri Marine police have disclosed the identity of a girl who has gone missing since Saturday.

Puri Temple
Srimandir Nata Mandap cracks haven’t widened: ASI Odisha chief

The inspection was done in presence of amicus curiae NK Mohanty and ASI Odisha superintendent Arun Mallick. They were also accompanied by Professor Arun Menon of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai.

Puri Rath Yatra to vie for UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ tag; Advisory committee to be formed 
Puri Rath Yatra to vie for UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ tag; Advisory committee to be formed 

The SJTA swung into action after receiving a letter from the Odia Language, Literature & Culture department wherein it was asked to constitute an advisory committee. 

Jagannath Express
Indian Railways to introduce Jagannath Express and Vande Bharat Express in Odisha

According to Vaishnaw, the proposed Jagannath Express will be part of the Bharat Gaurav Trains (Theme- based Tourist Circuit trains) introduced to showcase India's rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world.

Lack of infrastructure affecting quality education in Odisha schools
Lack of infrastructure affecting quality education in Odisha schools

While students are being taught in an unsafe building in Astaranga, shortage of classrooms prompts teachers to teach students from Class I to Class V in a classroom.

Idols of Lord Jagannath, siblings 'disrespectfully' carried on trolley in Puri
Idols of Lord Jagannath, siblings 'disrespectfully' carried on trolley in Puri

The visuals of the incident show a man pulling a rickshaw trolley mounted with the idols of the Holy Trinity tied to each other.

Puri King oversees Gundicha temple repair works, announces new project
Puri King oversees Gundicha temple repair works, announces new project

The sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Gundicha Temple was last repaired in 1994

1976 Miracle: How Donald Trump helped ISKCON devotees organise first Rath Yatra in New York City
1976 Miracle: How Donald Trump helped ISKCON devotees organise first Jagannath Rath Yatra in New York City

The first chariot procession of the Lord of the Universe Mahaprabhu Jagannath kicked off on the streets of NYC in 1976, with assistance from the then 30-year-old emerging real-estate mogul in United States of America – Donald Trump.

Garuda Stamba inside Srimandir to get thick sliver coating for longer life
Garuda Stamba inside Srimandir to get thick sliver coating for longer life

It is believed that one can get relief from incurable diseases if he embraces Garuda Stamba.

Foreign cabal conspiring to rob Odisha’s mineral resources and Srimandir Ratna Bhandar: BJD leader
Foreign cabal conspiring to rob Odisha’s mineral resources and Srimandir Ratna Bhandar: BJD leader

BJD general secretary Sanjay Das Burma said that a conspiracy has been hatched to usurp Odisha’s wealth, its rich mineral resources and the Ratna Bhandar - Lord Jagannath temple's treasure trove.

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