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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.

Snana Jatra in Puri
Snana Purnima: Quarantine Of Lord Jagannath & The Sacred Connection With Lord Srinathji

Lord Jagannath, His brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra have an elaborate ritual bath on Snana Purnima. The day is also celebrated as Lord Jagannath's birthday. 

Jagannath Snana Yatra In Puri
Puri All Set For Snana Yatra Of Lord Jagannath Tomorrow

Deba Snana Yatra, the grand bathing festival of Lord Jagannath is all set to be held tomorrow at Puri Srimandir. The event marks the prelude before the commencement of the annual Rath Yatra festivities in the holy town.

Alarnath Darshan
No Anabasar Darshan At Alaranath Shrine This Year Too

In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, devotees will miss the rare ‘Anabasar’ darshan of Lord Alarnath at Brahmgiri in the district during the ‘Anasara’ period of Lord Jagannath and his siblings.

Tata Power Odisha electricity
Over Rs 50 Lakh Power Bill Pending On Nine Govt Colleges In Odisha

The Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Limited (TPCODL) is facing a tough time with pending electricity dues from nine government colleges under State Higher Education Department.

Security Breach: Man Drives Vehicle To Arun Stambh, Offers Prayers With Family
Security Breach: Man Drives Vehicle To Arun Stambh, Offers Prayers With Family

A vehicle reportedly broke through the security cordon and approached the Arun Stambh in front of Lord Jagannath Temple on Tuesday, raising serious questions on the security arrangements at the 12th century shrine.  

Rath Yatra 2021
LIVE Updates on Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Holy Trinity To Move To Adapa Mandap In Puri Today

The moment all have been waiting for arrives as the Juggernauts of the Lords roll on Puri Grand Road amid the chant of Hari Bola melodies of ghanta &

Covid-19 cases In odisha
Covid Cases In Odisha Dip To Record Low In Over Two Months, No Let Up In Deaths

There is no relief from the single-day Covid-19 fatalities in Odisha even as the daily positive cases on Tuesday dipped to below 3000-mark, a record low in over last two months.

Snana Purnima Of Lord Jagannath In Puri
Section 144 to be clamped in Puri for Snana Yatra

In a bid to prevent congregation and movement of public due to Covid pandemic, the district administration has decided to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of Snana Yatra (divine bathing rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings) scheduled to be performed on June 24.

Puri Rath Yatra Schedule Released: From Snana Purnima To Niladri Bije
Puri Rath Yatra Schedule Released: From Snana Purnima To Niladri Bije; Check Details

Earlier, the SJTA had announced to conduct Covid test (RTPCR) of all sevayats and others who will be engaged for the conduct of rituals for the upcoming Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath.

Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra 2021: Servitors, Cops And SJTA Officials In Puri To Undergo RT-PCR Tests From Today

To minimise the spread of Covid-19, servitors, police personnel and officials of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), who are set to take part in the annual Rath Yatra festival, will undergo RT-PCR tests from today

Luna River
Odisha Govt Grants Rs 10.34 Cr For Renovation Of Luna River

In a good news for the farmers of Delanga and Kanasa block of the district, Odisha Government has granted an amount of Rs 10.34 crore for the renovation of Luna river

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Rath Yatra 2021: ECoR Plans Restriction On Trains To Puri In July 

As a precautionary measure to break the Covid-19 chain, the Indian Railways has decided to restrict the train movements to Puri during the upcoming RathYatra festival.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021:
Four-Stage Covid Test For Sevayats Before Participation In Puri Rath Yatra

The testing will be done at four stages --before Snana Yatra, before Gundicha Yatra, before Bahuda Yatra and lastly, 15 days after Niladri Bije.

Rath Yatra 2021: Entry Points Of Puri To Be Sealed For Snana Purnima
Rath Yatra 2021: Entry Points Of Puri To Be Sealed For Snana Purnima

Puri will be divided into 7 zones and special arrangements are being made to ensure that the Sevayats are not hassled during the conduct of the Snana Yatra rituals.

AAI Begins Survey For Proposed International Airport In Puri
AAI Surveys Sites At Puri For Proposed International Airport

Notably on January 1, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting the latter to set up an airport in Puri for promotion of tourism in the State.

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