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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.

Rath Yatra Eve
Rath Yatra: Chariots Reach Singhadwara Following Agyan Mala Bije Ritual

The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.

Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple's Last 'Devadasi' Parasmani Devi Dies At 90

Devadasis were married to Lord Jagannath and accepted him as the "divine husband", and they remained spinsters throughout their lives.

Ratha Yatra
Puri Town To Turn Into Virtual Fortress For Ratha Yatra

Puri town will divided into 12 zones with deployment of special security personnel on the roof top of buildings at all entry points and along side of the Bada Danda.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021:  Shutdown Relaxed, Curfew From Sunday; Cops On High Alert
Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Shutdown Relaxed, Curfew From Sunday; Cops On High Alert

Puri has been divided into 12 zones and a total of 65 platoons of police force will be deployed for Rath Yatra this year.

Naba Jauban darshan
‘Naba Jauban Darshan’ Of Holy Trinity Today

The Holy Trinity, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, is all set to reappear and give darshan in youthful appearance today after spending 14 days in the sick room (Anasara Ghara). The ritual is called Naba Jauban darshan.

Rath Yatra Review: Naveen Stresses Timely Completion Of Rituals, Covid Appropriate Behaviour
Rath Yatra Review: Naveen Stresses Timely Completion Of Rituals, Covid Appropriate Behaviour

CM Naveen Patnaik sought cooperation of all for smooth conduct of annual Rath Yatra in Puri beginning July 12

The Lord Has Recovered From Illness, Ready For Rath Yatra

Following their stay in Anasara Ghara & treatment by a host of potions, Lord Jagannath & his siblings have recovered from fever

Covid cases
Odisha Sees Record Dip In Single-Day Covid Cases, Deaths Surge

Odisha on Tuesday witnessed a fall in the single day Covid 19 cases with 2,487 new infections even as daily fatalities showed no sign of abatement with 51 infected persons succumbing to the virus in last 24 hours.

Rath Yatra: Dasamula Offering To Holy Trinity, Nataraj Besha Of Alarnath Today

A special offering is being served to the deities of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to help them fully recover from the fever ahead of the Rath Yatra. The herbal medicine called Dasamula Modaka is offered to the divine siblings as per the long-followed tradition.

Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra 2021: ‘Nara Birala’ Painting On Chariots Sparks Controversy

A controversy has cropped up over the presence of 'Nara Birala' painting on the chariots after the chief carpenter of Nadighosh Ratha (chariot of Lord Jagannath) Bijay Mohapatra questioned the tradition of such image on the chariots.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021
Odisha Invokes Lord Jagannath's Quarantine Example To Popularise COVID-19 Restrictions

Lord Jagannath, and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra developed a fever after they were given a bath with sacred water contained in 108 pitchers on Snan Purnima day.

Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra 2021: Odisha Police Draw Security Blue-Print, DGP Appeals To Puri Residents

The Odisha police have prepared a detailed security blue-print for the world famous Ratha Yatra at Puri scheduled to be held on July 12.

Puri Rath Yatra 2021
Rath Yatra Guidelines: Temple Administration Bans Camera, Mobiles For Servitors

The authorities of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri on Saturday laid out some important guidelines for strict implementation during the observance of this year’s Rath Yatra scheduled to commence on July 12.

3D Laser Scanning Of ‘Ratna Singhasan’ At Srimandir To Check Structural Damage

ASI will conduct the laser scanning of the ‘Ratna Singhasan’ at Srimandir in Puri during the time of Rath Yatra to check structural damages

Rath Yatra 2021
Puri Rath Yatra 2021: No Gatherings Allowed On Roof Top; No Booking For Hotels, Lodges

Local residents will not be allowed to come to terrace to witness Rath Yatra as it comes under the curfew restrictions

Covid testing
Covid-19: Odisha Sees 46 Deaths, Over 3K New Cases

Odisha reported 46 fatalities due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours taking the virus toll to 4,109 even as 3,222 people tested positive for the virus during the period pushing the cumulative positive tally to 91,6109 in the State.

Odisha Lockdown
Will Odisha Completely Unlock From July 1; Major Announcement Today On New Covid Guidelines

Though the Covid-19 graphs in majority of districts in the State have waned, the situation is still far from satisfactory in some districts, especially in the coastal belts of Odisha.

Ratha Yatra
Holy Trinity Recovering Slowly From Fever; ‘Osua’ Ritual Today

The Holy Trinity-Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadrika are gradually recovering from fever following Phuluri oil treatment.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.

Rath Yatra: Fever-Hit Deities To Get Special Phuluri Oil Treatment Today
Rath Yatra: Fever-Hit Deities To Get Special Phuluri Oil Treatment Today

The Holy Trinity, Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, who are suffering from high fever after taking the ceremonial grand bath on Snana Purnima, will be administered treatment with a special concoction called ‘Phuluri’ oil.

Odisha Govt Orders Streamlining Covid Testing Process In State
Odisha's Daily Covid Tally Drops To 2,640, New Fatalities 40

The vacillating trend of the daily Covid cases in Odisha for the past several days saw a big drop on Tuesday with the State recording 2,640 positives, its record low in over last two months. The new cases have taken the State's cumulative virus count tally to 9,06,429.

Students In Odisha Gherao Schools Over Faulty Evaluation, Guardians Protest At BSE HQs

Expressing dissatisfaction over the results which were recently announced by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), hundreds of matric students and their guardians gheraoed teachers and held protest at their respective schools in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri and other parts of the State.

Gold Ornaments Of Lord Jagannath
Puri: Gold Ornaments Of Lord Jagannath To Be Repaired Before Rath Yatra

Various gold ornaments of Lord Jagannath and his brother Lord Balabhadra, which the Deities adorn during 'Suna Besha', will be repaired soon

Veteran Chariot Makers Of Puri Lord Jagannath
Ageless Architects, Splendid Architecture: Stories Of Veteran Puri Chariot Makers

But what makes these juggernauts so special, is the matchless experience of their architects who make painstaking efforts in infusing life into them. It appears extraordinary how many of them who have seen over seven to eight decades of life continue to take forward the Jagannath culture with such grace and power akin to youths.

Snana Purnima in Puri
Lord Jagannath & Siblings Sick After Bathing Ritual, Secret Treatment Begins For Recovery

After the ceremonial bath, Lord Jagannath and his siblings-Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra traditionally fell ill and have been kept in a sick room (Anasara Gruha) to recuperate in a fortnight.