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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.

Suna Besha 2021
Suna Besha 2021 Live Updates from Puri: Gods Take Golden Makeover

The most iconic avatar of Supreme Lord of the Universe is unfolding before crores of mortal eyes in a lavish ritual called the Suna Besha. Held as a much-awaited

Heavy Rain Alert For 9 Odisha Districts In Next 24 Hours: IMD
Heavy Rain To Lash Several Parts Of Odisha Today

The weather department has predicted heavy rain in several parts especially coastal and interior regions of Odisha today

Suna Besha
Suna Besha Today: Puri Deities To Glitter In Golden Attire, Devotees To Give A Miss

The Suna Besha or golden attire of the Holy Trinity will be performed today in Puri without public participation like last year due to Covid-19 pandemic

Saints’ Tryst With Lord Jagannath
Saints’ Tryst With Lord Jagannath

Puri was a big draw for medieval saints from across the country. The most notable among them were Shankaracharya, Shri Chaitanya, Ramanujacharya, Ballabhacharya, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Tulsi Das and Swami Ramdas

Gundicha Temple
Significance Of Gundicha Temple In Ratha Jatra

Gundicha temple is popularly known as the garden house of Lord Jagannath. Gundicha temple is built in ‘Kalinga’ temple style which comprises Viman (sanctum), Jagamohan, Natamandira and Bhogamandap

Bahuda Jatra
Bahuda Jatra: Nine-Day Sojourn Of Holy Trinity Ends, Lords Set To Return Srimandir

Servitors started the rituals as per tradition since last night for the return journey of the divine trinity. Rituals like Bahuda Kanta, Charabandha, Kusumilagi have been performed.

Bahuda Jatra
Bahuda Jatra: The Return Sojourn Of Holy Trinity To Srimandir

The return journey of the Holy Trinity- Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to Srimandir, after spending seven days at the Gundicha temple, is known as the Bahuda Jatra

Bahuda Jatra
Stage Set For Bahuda Jatra, Srimandir Admin Announces Ritual Timings

Bahuda Jatra or the return journey of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from Gundicha temple to Srimandir will be held tomorrow. 

Bahuda Jatra
Puri: Preparations For Bahuda Jatra Of Holy Trinity Begins

Like Ratha Jatra, prohibitory orders under Section 144 (CrPC) will be clamped in Puri from 8 pm on Monday in view of the Bahuda Jatra. No one will be allowed to witness the Jatra from rooftops

Mo Bus
‘Mo Bus’ Service In Bhubaneswar To Resume From Monday

As per guidelines, passengers can travel in buses wearing masks and following all Covid protocols as laid down by the Health department.

Bahuda Jatra
Preparation For Bahuda Jatra Begins, Curfew To Be Clamped In Puri

Like Ratha Jatra, prohibitory orders under Section 144 (CrPC) will be clamped in Puri from 8 pm on Monday in view of the Bahuda Jatra. No one will be allowed to witness the Jatra from rooftops

3 Lodges Sealed In Puri For Curfew Violation During Rath Jatra
3 Lodges Sealed In Puri For Curfew Violation During Rath Jatra 

Puri tehsildar Rabi Pradhan said the drive is underway against violators and stringent action will be taken against those who have not followed the curfew directive during the Rath Jatra  

Puri Jagannath Bahuda Yatra 2021
LIVE Updates: Lords Arrive At Ratna Bedi After Week-Long Sojourn At Janma Bedi

The annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Goddess Shubhadra and Lord Balabhadra, famously known as- Ratha Jatra culminates with the return

Hera Panchamai
Ratha Jatra 2021: Hera Panchami Today: Angry Goddess Laxmi To Break Nandighosha

As per legends, Lord Jagannath left for his aunt's house along with his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra while leaving behind his wife Goddess Laxmi at Srimandir.

Ratha Jatra
Puri Ratha Jatra 2021: Cracks In Chariots’ Wheels Before Ritual, Repair Works In Progress

The cracks were observed during an inspection of the chariots before the Dakhina Moda rituals, informed Ratha Construction Committee (RCC) supervisor Sudarshan Mekap

Partial Lockdown
Partial Lockdown To End In Odisha Tomorrow; Relaxation In Restrictions Expected!

Sources said that the Covid situation has come under control in most of the districts with a drastic dip in the daily cases. Still, some coastal regions including Puri, Cuttack and Khurdha of which State Capital Bhubaneswar is a part, are still a reason for concern.

Little Sevayat
Awesome Moves By 5-Year-Old Servitor Of Lord Jagannath Will Make Your Day | #WATCH

On the occasion of the welcoming of the deities of Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra to the Gundicha Temple on Tuesday, little Swayam performed some acrobatic stunts and entertained the many sevayats, officials and police at the spot.

Covid Cases
Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

Adapa Mandap
Ratha Jatra 2021: Holy Trinity To Move To Adapa Mandap In Puri Today

Holy Trinity Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will move to the Adapa Mandapa of the Gundicha temple in a ceremonial procession today

Jagannath Temple
ASI To Laser Scan Puri Jagannath Temple During The Ratha Jatra To Check Structural Conditions

ASI has earlier done 3-D laser scanning of the Konark Sun temple and the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi among others.

Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra 2021: Chariots Start Rolling Towards Gundicha Temple After ‘Chhera Pahanra’ By Puri King

As per the government decision, only servitors are pulling the chariots of the Holy Trinity due to restrictions on public participation amid Covid pandemic

Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra : President, PM, CM Pray Lord Jagannath To Bless All For Healthy, Prosperous Life

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought blessings of the Holy Trinity for healthy and prosperous life to all on the auspicious occasion of Rath Jatra

Pahandi Bije
Ratha Jatra 2021: Pahandi Bije Of Holy Trinity Ends

The procession, known as the Pahandi Bije of the deities, is one of the most significant rituals of the Rath Jatra.

Rath Yatra Today: Lords’ Juggernaut Ready To Roll Amid Forlorn Glance In Puri

With only few hours left for the pulling of chariots, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), district administration and police have left no stone unturned to ensure the smooth conduct of the mega festival as per government guidelines.

Puri Sankaracharya To Attend Rath Yatra, Appeals People To Watch Festival At Home
Puri Sankaracharya To Attend Rath Yatra, Appeals People To Watch Festival At Home

The Sankaracharya has accepted the invitation and he will come to Rath Yatra tomorrow with his six of his disciples.