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.

Lalitendu or Upasana? Who will be BJP's pick for Brahmagiri seat? 
Lalitendu or Upasana? Who will be BJP's pick for Brahmagiri seat? 

As for rival Dasburma's chances of contesting from the Bramhagiri seat, Upasana said, “We are hardly concerned about whoever comes or goes out or whoever is in front of us. We are looking after our organisation and want to work for our people. We are born in Bramhagiri and will stay in this soil.”

Emar Mutt Excavation Site
Emar Mutt excavation: Unsolved questions persist over clay pots found at site; Odisha govt mum

It has been alleged that the pots found during excavation of the site did not concern the officials who shifted the soil to another place. Reportedly, construction of Sri Jagannath Reception Centre (SJRC) and Raghunandan Library is underway near the age-old and now razed, Emar Mutt.

Emar Mutt
Is there hidden treasure underneath Emar Mutt in Puri? Construction near site stokes resentment

The people in the know opposed the construction alleging non-discloser of GPS mapping report which was undertaken to ascertain any possible hidden treasure underneath the Emar Mutt site.

No major threat to Puri Atharanala Bridge: ASI
No major threat to Puri Atharanala Bridge: ASI

In a major relief to historians and monument lovers, the superintendent engineer of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Saturday scotched the fear of the historical Atharanala bridge having any major crack. 

Railway Level-Crossing At Matiapada, Puri
RoB at Puri’s Matiapada to be a reality soon, land acquisition finished

As per reports, the required land acquisition has already been completed. The contractor is now working towards constructing the drainage system following which electric poles will be shifted paving the way for the service road on both sides of the proposed bridge.

ASI to start repair of Nata Mandap’s cracked beam from tomorrow
ASI to start repair of Nata Mandap’s cracked beam from tomorrow

ASI superintendent DB Garnaik said, “The conservation work of the Srimandir Nata Mandap has already been started. Many components of its conservation work like roof-tightening and leak plugging have been completed. The only work left is the repair of the cracked beam.”   

Puri Srimandir
Lord Jagannath darshan in Puri Srimandir an uphill task for Divyangs!

As per reports, the divyangs can only get up to the Singhadwara of Srimandir. But in the absence of a ramp, they cannot go inside the Temple on a wheelchair. In some rare cases, their attendants, if they have any, carry them into the Temple. But it is easier said than done given the huge rush on almost every day of the week.

Bring Your Own Film Festival kicks off at Puri Beach
Bring Your Own Film Festival kicks off at Puri Beach

The 21st edition of the five-day-long Bring Your Own Film Festival kicked off at Chakratirtha Road sea beach in Puri on Wednesday. Organised in collaboration with OTT platform Tarang Plus, the film festival is themed on Sun, Sand, and Screen.  

American Chai Wala In Puri
American tourist on India tour sells tea in Puri, know why

The American tourist named John has set up a tea stall on the sea beach to sell tea which has become quite popular among the beach-goers.

ASI to carry out conservation work of Srimandir’s Nata Mandap from February 23
ASI to carry out conservation work of Srimandir’s Nata Mandap from February 23

The repair work of the Nata Mandap will start on February 23 and will continue till March 19. A decision in this regard was taken at the Chhatisa Nijog meeting held on Tuesday. 

Theft in Puri Mukteswar temple: Three arrested; two idols, ornaments seized
Theft in Puri Mukteswar temple: Three arrested; two idols, ornaments seized

Police were investigating a bike-lifting racket. While interrogating some accused about the racket, police then only came to know about their link with the temple burglary. 

BJP youth activists wave black flags at Odisha MLA, 'attacked by Biju Yuva Vahini'
BJP youth activists wave black flags at Odisha MLA, 'attacked by Biju Yuva Vahini'

Youth activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed MLA Samir Ranjan Dash's visit and showed him black flags in the Nimapara constituency on Saturday.

Woman gang-raped in front of husband in Odisha’s Brahmagiri; one arrested
Woman gang-raped in front of husband in Odisha’s Brahmagiri; one arrested

The victim alleged that Trinath called her husband from her house to the mango orchard. The accused gave her husband liquor before attacking him by tying up his hand and legs. It was around 10.30 pm in the night and when her husband screamed for help, she rushed to the spot.

Puri-Ayodhya special train in July: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw 
Puri-Ayodhya special train in July: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw 

A special train will soon roll between the two pilgrim cities of Puri and Ayodhya. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday informed this on the sidelines of an ROB foundation stone laying ceremony in Puri. 

Pana Sankranti to be observed on April 14: Puri Mukti Mandap
Pana Sankranti to be observed on April 14: Puri Mukti Mandap

The confusion over the dates of the celebration of Pana Sankranti, the Odia New Year, came to an end with the Mukti Mandap of Srimandir putting its seal on April 14. 

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