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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.

Orissa High Court
Three Writ Petitions Filed In Orissa High Court Seeking Urban Body Polls

Former bureaucrat Prasanna Mishra,ormer Minister and senior BJP leader Samir Dey and Puri MLA Jayant Sarangi filed the petition in Orissa High Court separately seeking immediate conduct of urban polls

Breathtaking Click Of Puri Srimandir By Odia Photographer Takes Internet By Storm
Breathtaking Click Of Puri Srimandir By Odia Photographer Takes Internet By Storm

The picture captured by Samarendra Dash magnifies the aura of the scared ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (the sacred flag) as a column of sun ray falls straight over the ‘Nilachakra’, the holy giant wheel mounted atop the 12th century shrine. The effect is more like the Sun God paying obeisance to the Lord of the Universe.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple Reopens After 4 Month Covid Hiatus

Srimandir in Puri reopened from today after a hiatus of nearly four months due to Covid-19 restrictions

Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri
Puri Jagannath Temple Issues SOP For Reopening From Aug 16

The Temple will be opened gradually for entry of the general public from August 16, 2021. However, on August 12 and 13, the family members of the Sevaks will be allowed darshan of the Lords.

Heritage engine
Railways’ Move To Shift Heritage Engine From Puri Draws Resentment

The Congress and Jagannath Sena demanded necessary repairing and renovation of the old-age steam engine and installation at the same place for public display

Alignment Of Coastal Highway In Odisha Finalised After 6 Years
Alignment Of Coastal Highway In Odisha Finalised After 6 Years

In April 2015, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the coastal highway project during one of his visits to Odisha.

Eviction Drive
Evictions Resume For Shree Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor In Puri

The Puri district administration today demolished three private buildings at Baseli Sahi area as part of the eviction drive for Srimandira Parikarama Yojana (Heritage Corridor).

dismantling of chariots begins in Puri
Dismantling Of Chariots Begins At Puri Ahead Of Reopening Of Lord Jagannath Temple

Chief Administrator of SJTA Krishan Kumar had yesterday informed about the reopening of the 12th-century shrine for devotees from August 16 after a meeting with the Chhatisa Nijog.

Covid-19 Odisha
Odisha Reports 1,342 Covid-19 Cases, 68 Fatalities

The active cases in Odisha remained at 13,516 while 9,63,718 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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Orissa HC Orders Crime Branch Probe Into Fake Accident Insurance Claim

The High Court has directed the Crime Branch to register fraud case against those who availed the insurance cover from the company

Puri Jagannath Temple To Reopen From August 16
Puri Srimandir To Reopen For Devotees From August 16

The world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri will reopen its gates for entry of devotees from August 16. The 12th-century shrine will be reopened for the first time in more than three months of staying off the limits to the public in the wake of the second wave of Covid pandemic.

Slum survey
Puri District Administration Starts Survey Of Slums In City

Puri district administration has started the survey process of the slums in the Piligrim City in a bid to make it slum-free

Samaleswari Temple
Temples, Religious Places In Puri, Sambalpur Reopen Today, No Decision On Srimandir Yet

After remaining out of bounds for over three months, temples and religious places in Puri and Sambapur districts reopened today for devotees amid strict adherence to Covid safety protocols

DMET-Chief-CBK-Mohanty
R-Value In Odisha Below 1 PC, Daily Fatality To Dip In Next 10-15 Days: DMET

DMET (Directorate of Medical Education and Training) Director Dr CBK Mohanty said that R-value (reproductive number of coronavirus cases) is currently below one percent in Odisha

Beach erosion on Puri-Konark Coast
Sea Devours Parts Of Beach, Roads on Puri-Konark Coast

Environmentalists observed that global warming might be the reason behind the tidal ingress into the Puri-Konark beach.

konark
Konark Sun Temple Reopens For Visitors

The world heritage site which had remained out of bounds for the tourists due to Covid-19 pandemic has been thrown open for the visitors today amid strict guidelines

Odisha Govt’s Beach Shacks Plan In Puri Faces Local Ire
Odisha Govt’s Beach Shacks Plan In Puri Faces Local Ire

Several organisations in the pilgrim town of Puri strongly opposed the Odisha government’s plan to introduce shacks at the beach.

Swapneswar Temple
Centre Urged For Preservation Of Swapneswar Temple In Odisha

The Swapneswar Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva, estimated to be 1,300-1,400 years old, is one of the best-preserved examples of early Kalingan architecture in the region.

Despite Ban 2 Devotees, Police Personnel Spotted Entering Puri Gundicha Temple
Despite Ban 2 Devotees, Police Personnel Spotted Entering Puri Gundicha Temple

As per reports, a woman, along with a male devotee and a uniformed police personnel were seen entering the Gundicha temple in the morning hours.

Srimandir Reopening
Will Srimandir Admin Lift Darshan Curbs In August?

Devotees are eagerly waiting for the day when the gates of the Puri Srimandir will once again open for them and they can have the darshan of the Lord of the Universe.

Puri Becomes First City To Provide Drink-From-Tap Quality Water
Sujal Mission: Puri Becomes First City To Provide Drink-From-Tap Quality Water

The move will now eliminate the usage of 3 crore plastic water bottles. This would mean the city will now be free from nearly 400 mt tonnes of plastic waste.

Abandoned By 5 Sons, Elderly Man Pins Hopes On ‘Lord Jagannath’
Abandoned By 5 Sons, Elderly Man Pins Hopes On ‘Lord Jagannath’

Meanwhile, the desolate man has been rehabilitated at an old-age home, Niladri Nilay, at Biramitrapur by Puri district administration.

Srimandir Reopening: Puri Sankaracharya Decries Being Sidelined By SJTA
Srimandir Reopening: Puri Sankaracharya Decries Being Sidelined By SJTA

Sankaracharya said the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has not sought his opinion on the reopening of Jagannath temple so far. 

Niladri Bije
Niladri Bije Today: Lords To Return To Sanctum Sanctorum Of Srimandir Marking End Of Ratha Jatra

The Niladri Bije ritual will be held today in the afternoon without public participation like last year due to restrictions over Covid 19 pandemic.

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Low Pressure Over Bay of Bengal Persists, Odisha Continues To Receive Rainfall

Due to the low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, many parts of the State have been receiving light to moderate rainfall since the last two days.