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.
The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.
Devadasis were married to Lord Jagannath and accepted him as the "divine husband", and they remained spinsters throughout their lives.
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 has been divided into 12 zones and a total of 65 platoons of police force will be deployed for Rath Yatra this year.
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.
CM Naveen Patnaik sought cooperation of all for smooth conduct of annual Rath Yatra in Puri beginning July 12
Following their stay in Anasara Ghara & treatment by a host of potions, Lord Jagannath & his siblings have recovered from fever
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASI will conduct the laser scanning of the ‘Ratna Singhasan’ at Srimandir in Puri during the time of Rath Yatra to check structural damages
Local residents will not be allowed to come to terrace to witness Rath Yatra as it comes under the curfew restrictions
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.
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.
The Holy Trinity-Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadrika are gradually recovering from fever following Phuluri oil treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Various gold ornaments of Lord Jagannath and his brother Lord Balabhadra, which the Deities adorn during 'Suna Besha', will be repaired soon
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.
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.