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.
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Four more assailants in the sensational murder of former Puri Jagannath temple managing committee member Krushna Pratihari have been nabbed from Koraput.
The investigators of the Pratihari murder case said they have recovered Rs1,50,000 lakh from the main assasin, Kalu Panigrahi, following his arrest.
Upon returning from the temple after darshan, the Firangi actor also received a hearty welcome from a large gathering of fans eagerly waiting outside the temple.
The arrested have been identified as Kalia Singhari, Dalgobinda Singhari, Kalu Panigrahi, Munna Patra, Baba Mohapatra and Sandeep Jena.
In the plaint, the president of PVP, Jagannath Bastia has raised the issues of how devotees are made to stand in sun for long periods during entry into the temple and darshan as well.
One platoon of police force has been deployed to maintain law and order in the area. Earlier on Sunday, police had carried out a march and recovered four live crude bombs from the village.
Over 20 crude bombs were reportedly pelted during the act of violence which is said to be fallout of a clash between two warring groups in the village.
What devotees coming to Srimandir are missing is sensitivity and empathy. The stampede-like situation on Holi Purnima seems to be a wakeup call. Devotees do deserve a lot more respect and attention and it is the bounden duty of the state government to ensure this without delay.
Sources said ‘Dola Melana’ or ‘Radha-Krishna Melana’ utsav is celebrated in a grand way in the area every year during Dola Purnima. Attractive fireworks are demonstrated during the procession of the Melana. This time things did not go as planned, resulting in the mishap, sources added.
The devotees were aggrieved as they had to stand in queues for long hours in excess heat and humid conditions.
Khandayat Patna village of Rupadeipur Panchayat under Pipili Block in Puri district.is best known for manufacturing decorative wooden palanquins.
The morning sitting of the subordinate courts at all places in the State shall commence from April 4, 2022 from 7 am to 1 pm with a break of half an hour from 10 am to 10.30 am.
Puri woke up to sheer horror with two separate murders in a single day including killing of a former servitor of the Lord Jagannath Temple jolting the pilgrim town on Wednesday.
This apart, the time table of rituals for the Dola Purnima were also finalised during the Chhatisa Nijog meeting today.
It is pertinent to mention here that Puri has been hit by a spree of temple thefts in the last few months. Two days back, miscreants had stolen 500-year old Astadhatu idol from Ishaneswar temple at Srimukundapur area.
A fact finding team of the Puri Bar Association has strongly objected to the constructions undertaken by the State government dangerously close to the Srimandir under the ambitious ‘Parikrama Project’.
Chandrika Mishra of Puri who is a fourth year medico at the Kharkiv National Medical University too reached home after surviving in dire conditions for ten days in war-torn Ukraine.
The deceased, Soumyaranjan Jena of Govindpur village in Pipili, was a class 10 student. Family members alleged that Soumya had been murdered by the relatives of girl with whom he had developed a relationship.
Meanwhile, Arun Mallick, Superintendent Archaeologist of the ASI, Odisha today clarified that the Archaeological body hasn’t released any NOC for construction within 100 meters of Srimandir.
A male Italian national, who has been living in Puri since over 25 years and goes by the name Alfredo Rombola, has alleged that some miscreants have defamed him by creating fake Facebook IDs and are threatening to kill him and his family.
Senior police officials said that three separate teams headed by the Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) of an equal number of police stations- Kanas, Chandanpur and Satyabadi-- from where series of theft in temples were reported in the recent past, had been formed to trace the missing idols.
Devotees were restricted to enter the temple premises during the 'Maha Snana' ritual, sources added.
Construction works for the heritage corridor and beautification around the Jagannath Temple continues in full swing. Land has been excavated at several places and concrete structures are being erected under the flagship project.
As per tradition, the Holy Trinity underwent ‘Maha Snana’ rituals (grand purification) after blood was spotted in premises of the 12th century shrine.
The construction company engaged for different construction works near the Srimandir generally is involved in constructing bridges, erecting buildings, etc. However, temples are constructed by sculptors and not engineers, says the Jagannath Sena.
As seen in the video, the complainant sought an answer from Parida why she won't get justice. However, suppressing her cries, the government official started shouting back and asked the woman to leave the office at once or face dire consequences.
As of now, many such students have already reached war-ravaged Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, such as Romania, Hungary and Poland, enduring a lot hardship.
Asked what prompted her to join politics, Hira said it was the sufferings of her fellow villagers in the aftermath of cyclone ‘Fani’ that made take the decision to change their lives
The parents have been in a state of great anxiety and fear thinking about their children who are stranded in war-torn Ukraine.
As per Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) sources, a blueprint has been prepared for beautification around Srimandir with construction of bhajan mandap, sanskruti mandapa, clock room, tourist restroom and Sraddha Sthala in place
After the meeting, Chief administrator of SJTA, Krishan Kumar said the construction work of the project will gain momentum following a go ahead by the ASI.
President Kovind inaugurated the three-year celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Srimad Bhakti Sidhant Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, the founder of Goudiya Mission in the pilgrim town today.
Gochikar presented Kovind a dedicated Tamra Falak (copper plate). Following the darshan at Srimandir, a special Patachitra was presented to Kovind by the temple administration. He remained for around 40 minutes in Srimandir.
Puri Superintendent of Police, Kanwar Vishal Singh today said that a spot briefing of the police personnel has been done. All the security arrangements have been done as per the protocols.
Gajapati’s sample was earlier collected for RT-PCR test and his report came out to be positive for the infection today
Kovind will stay in Puri Raj Bhawan during his visit and not in the Governor’s House which was previously scheduled as per the protocol
Further, the DGP has assured that strict security measures will be in place for the remaining four phases of rural elections so as to ensure the conduct of the election in a free and fair manner.
President Kovind will be on a two-day visit to the pilgrim city. He is scheduled to visit Srimandir from 5 pm to 5.45 pm on February 19 and the temple will remain closed for the general public from 4 pm till 6 pm on the same day.
Moreover, the sleuths have launched a search operation on his properties at Kalarahanga area in Bhubaneswar.