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.
Three major parties including the BJD, BJP and Congress kicked off their campaigns in the Pipili Assembly Constituency ahead of the scheduled bypolls for the seat in September 30 this year.
Senior citizens above the age of 80 years, persons with disabilities (PwD) and Covid suspected/positive patients across the constituency, can cast their votes through postal ballots in the next five days of the poll process starting today
Villagers of the area claim that in the absence of a long-demanded bridge to their area across the river, boat has become the only source of connection for them with the outside world
As the dates for the much-awaited Pipili bypolls come nearer, the political parties begin meetings with their members on the ground ahead of jumping into the campaign trail on Monday.
As per a report received at 6 am today, 6.79 lakh cusec water per second was being discharged at Mundali while the water level has receded to 628.21 feet at Hirakud Dam by 9 am today.
The siblings were later found in the vicinity of their home in critical condition after they were washed away by the strong water current.
The gadgets have reportedly detected some strong signals emanating at a place in front of the deities’ chamber and the entry point.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the peak flood will pass through Kendrapara and Puri on Saturday evening and night.
4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government
Normalcy was thrown out of gear as Odisha witnessed extremely heavy rainfall in several parts of the State with Puri and Bhubaneswar witnessing all-time high rainfall on Monday
All the schools in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh will remain closed for two days- September 13 and 14.
Most of the streets, sahis and lanes in different parts of Cuttack were waterlogged while the Badambadi Bus Stand area has remained inundated since yesterday affecting normal life in the millennium city.
Recently inputs were received that few devotees are trying to enter Shree Jagannath Temple by showing fake RTPCR reports. Stern legal action has been initiated by Police after due enquiry, said Police.
Political arena in Pipili is warming up fast with high-voltage campaign by three major political parties—BJD, BJP and the Congress for the ensuing bypoll to the Assembly constituency
The administration of Puri Jagannath Temple has released a set of fresh instructions for strict observance by devotees during the darshan and visit to the 12th-century shrine.
The world famous Jagannath temple will now remain open for public darshan on Saturdays
The woeful tale of this voter from Siriapur village under Jasuapur panchayat clearly relates how easily political leaders forget their promises to voters after the elections.
Silver sheets with intricate designs have been installed on the gigantic seven wooden doors-Jay Vijay Dwara, Beherana Dwara, Adi Nursinha temple, Bimala temple, Mahalaxmi temple and Sata Pahacha Dwara.
The ‘Ratna Bhandara’ of Lord Jagannath temple in Puri is under serious threat, a report obtained through Right To Information (RTI) has revealed.
The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal and Rayagada.
The servitors of Puri Srimandir will get free houses. "We have identified 8 acre of land for that purpose and each family will get plot of around 600 sq ft and Rs 2 lakh for constriction of house," he said.
Devotees can have darshan of the Holy Trinity between 7 am and 7 pm on all weekdays except Saturdays and Sundays.
The residents of Puri Municipality were permitted to have darshan of the Holy Trinity from August 16 to August 20 while those coming from outside Puri will be allowed to enter the Srimandir from tomorrow.
Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday carried out raids at multiple locations in connection with a disproportionate assets case registered against the Industry Promotion Officer (IPO) at the Puri District Industries Centre
The Puri Jagannath temple is all set to reopen for devotees from tomorrow (Monday) and all the preparations have reached final stages, said district Collector Samarth Verma on Sunday.
Swargadwar in Puri will reopen for people from outside the district of Puri to cremate their dear ones from August 16
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