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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.

NDRF Teams Deployed
4 NDRF Teams Deployed As Odisha Faces Flood Situation

4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government

Rain in Odisha
Heavy Rain Pounds Odisha: Bhubaneswar Breaks 63-Year-Old Record, Puri 87

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

Tractor, car submerge as heavy rain leaves bhubaneswar flooded
‘Red Warning’: Schools Closed In 12 Districts Of Odisha 

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.

tree uprooted in Bhubaneswar
Weather Update: Deep Depression In Bay Of Bengal, Red Warning Issued For 8 Odisha Districts

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.

Fake RTPCR Report Racket For Entry Into Puri Jagannath Temple busted; 12 Including 4 Devotees Held
Fake RTPCR Report Racket For Entry Into Puri Jagannath Temple busted; 12 Including 4 Devotees Held

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.

Pipili Bypoll
Political Parties Hit Campaign Trail For Forthcoming Pipili Bypoll

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

Puri Jagannath Temple Issues Fresh SOP For Darshan
Puri Jagannath Temple Issues Fresh SOP For Darshan, Check Entire Details

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.

Puri Srimandir To Remain Open For Devotees On Saturdays, 2 Hour Extension On Daily Darshan
Puri Srimandir To Remain Open For Devotees On Saturdays, 2 Hour Extension On Daily Darshan

The world famous Jagannath temple will now remain open for public darshan on Saturdays

Pipili Arena Warms Up With Bypoll Campaign Heat
Pipili Arena Warms Up With Bypoll Campaign Heat

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 Cladding Of 7 Doors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Complete
Silver Cladding Of 7 Doors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Complete

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.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple Ratna Bhandara Under Threat, Says RTI Report

The ‘Ratna Bhandara’ of Lord Jagannath temple in Puri is under serious threat, a report obtained through Right To Information (RTI) has revealed.

Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Aug 29; IMD Alert For Thunderstorm, Lightning In Next 24 Hrs
Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Aug 29; IMD Alert For Thunderstorm, Lightning In Next 24 Hrs

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.

Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses
Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses

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.

Lord Jagannath Temple In Odisha’s Puri Reopens For Non-Puri Residents
Odisha's Puri Jagannath Temple Reopens Its Gates For All Devotees

Devotees can have darshan of the Holy Trinity between 7 am and 7 pm on all weekdays except Saturdays and Sundays. 

Lord Lord Jagannath Temple puri
Lord Jagannath Temple To Reopen For Non-Puri Residents From Tomorrow; Know SOPs And Timing Of Darshan

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.

DA Case
DA Case: Vigilance Raids Residences, Office Of Puri Industry Promotion Officer

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

Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening
Srimandir Reopening: Darshan Resumption For Puri Townsfolk From Tomorrow

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
Swargadwar To Reopen For Non-Puri Residents From August 16

Swargadwar in Puri will reopen for people from outside the district of Puri to cremate their dear ones from August 16

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).