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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 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

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Offic
Odisha Logs 6,118 New Covid Cases & 41 Deaths

The trend of steady decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases continues in Odisha with the State reporting 6,118 infections on Monday. However, the death toll due to the contagious virus remained high with 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The Satyabadi Movement and Sakhigopal
The Satyabadi Movement And Sakhigopal

In 1909, Pandit Gopabandhu established an ideal school, Satyabadi Vana Vidyalaya at Sakhigopal. This was a catalyst in spreading national consciousness, in Odisha.

Firecracker Godown Fire
Major Blaze In Firecrackers Godown Triggers Panic In Odisha 

A major fire broke out in a firecrackers godown at Brahmakundi village under Nimapara police limits of Puri district on Thursday.

Loot
Miscreants Loot Donation Box Of Temple In Vicinity Of Puri Srimandir

Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted the donation box (Hundi) of Biswashanti Akhanda Harinama Sankirtan temple located at the west gate of Sri Jagannath temple in Puri on Thursday morning, highlighting serious breach in the high security area.

Covid Second Wave: Lockdown 3.0 Begins In Odisha
Covid Second Wave: Lockdown 3.0 Begins In Odisha (In Pictures)

The weekend shutdowns will continue as usual starting 6 pm of Fridays till 5 am of Mondays. However, vaccination and testing for Covid-19 will continue as per the protocols laid out by the State Health Department at designated centres.

Srimandir-Reopening
No Decision On Debasnana Purnima Of Lord Jagannath Yet: Puri Collector

The Snana Yatra rituals and Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity were performed sans devotees last year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Puri Jagannath Temple
Photo Of Puri Srimandir Sanctum Santorum Goes Viral

all claims of tight frisking at the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri fell flat again  after some alleged  photographs of the holy shrine’s sanctum santorum went viral on social media platform once again.

Cyclone Evacuation
Over 2 Lakh Evacuated In Odisha As Cyclone Yaas Inches Closer

The maximum number of 74,132 people have been shifted in Balasore district, followed by 73,103 from Bhadrak and 41.685 from Kendrapara

Cyclone Yaas Likely To Make Landfall Near Dhamra In Odisha
Cyclone Yaas Likely To Make Landfall Close To Dhamra In Odisha: IMD Chief

Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit Odisha's coastline between Balasore and Bhadrak district somewhere near Dhamra, the Director-General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed OTV. The storm will turn into a very severe cyclonic storm before making landfall around the forenoon of May 26.

IMD Forecast
Cyclone Yaas To Make Landfall Around Balasore; Red, Orange Warnings Issued For Several Dists

The special weather bulletin issued by the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Monday evening further confirmed the likely landfall area of Cyclone Yaas between Paradip and Sagar islands, around Balasore district.

Jellyfish
Hundreds Of Dead Jellyfish Wash Ashore At Puri Beach In Odisha

In a mysterious occurrence, hundreds of dead jellyfish were spotted washed ashore at the Puri sea beach on Monday.

Cyclone Yaas
Cyclone 'Yaas' Likely To Hit Odisha-WB Coast On May 26 Noon 

The deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Odisha-West Bengal coast on May 26 noon. 

Cyclone Yaas Will Kiss Odisha Coast On May 26 Morning, Only To Reach West Bengal In Afternoon
Cyclone Yaas Will Kiss Odisha Coast On May 26 Morning, Only To Reach West Bengal In Afternoon

The structure of Cyclone Yaas is made so that its disastrous impact will be felt in the sea and then on landfall place. Eastern and southern part of Yaas packed with knocking downwind and intense clouds.

Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site
Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site

Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far

Cyclone Yaas
Cyclone Yaas Big Breaking: ECMWF Changes Landfall Place, Know The Odisha Districts To Be Hit

Odisha will see cyclone Yaas rain from the night of May 25. On landfall day, Balasore will record gusting wind at 100kmph. Bhubaneswar may record 60kmph gusting wind.

Puri Rath Yatra Chariot Construction
Rath Yatra: Covid Hits Several Servitors, Chariot Constructors Anxious

Several servitors engaged in the construction of chariots for the world-famous Rath Yatra in the pilgrim town have tested positive for Covid-19 triggering anxiety among the carpenter community over the smooth conduct of the Rath carving works. 

Police Excess In Puri: DGP Directs SP To Personally Probe Into Case
Police Excess In Puri: DGP Directs SP To Personally Probe Into Case

Taking serious note of the alleged police excess during lockdown enforcement in Puri, the Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay has directed Puri Superintendent of Police to investigate the incident personally and submit a report to the police headquarters at the earliest for further action.

Cops, Shopkeepers Face Off In Puri After 'Police Assaults Fruit Seller, Reporter'
Cops, Shopkeepers Face Off In Puri After 'Police Assaults Fruit Seller, Reporter'

Badasankha area in the pilgrim city on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes as shopkeepers scuffled with police after some cops reportedly thrashed a fruit seller and a local newsman.