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.
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
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.
Srimandir in Puri reopened from today after a hiatus of nearly four months due to Covid-19 restrictions
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.
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
In April 2015, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the coastal highway project during one of his visits to Odisha.
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).
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.
The active cases in Odisha remained at 13,516 while 9,63,718 patients have recovered from the disease so far.
The High Court has directed the Crime Branch to register fraud case against those who availed the insurance cover from the company
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.
Puri district administration has started the survey process of the slums in the Piligrim City in a bid to make it slum-free
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 (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
Environmentalists observed that global warming might be the reason behind the tidal ingress into the Puri-Konark beach.
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
Several organisations in the pilgrim town of Puri strongly opposed the Odisha government’s plan to introduce shacks at the beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the desolate man has been rehabilitated at an old-age home, Niladri Nilay, at Biramitrapur by Puri district administration.
Sankaracharya said the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has not sought his opinion on the reopening of Jagannath temple so far.
The Niladri Bije ritual will be held today in the afternoon without public participation like last year due to restrictions over Covid 19 pandemic.
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.