After two years of COVID hiatus, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have kicked off in the country with a bang. Unique themes, thematic decorations and huge idols marked the festivities this year with people immersing in a devotional spirit as pandemic restrictions have been lifted.
Bappa is finally here. The God of new beginnings and remover of all obstacles (Vighnaharta) has come home to bless His devotees on the pious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Any puja begins with invocation to Vighnaharta Ganesh and the making of idol in itself is considered no less than worshipping the Lord. Take a quick tour of this idol making workshop at Old Town area in Bhubaneswar.
The Sabarmati Riverfront just got better as the authorities in Ahmedabad opened doors to the pedestrians-and-cyclists-only 'Atal Bridge' giving a visual treat to the people. The modern marvel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Aug 27).
In Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar, heaps of garbage and plastic waste can be seen piling up on roadside and in several residential areas, laying bare the struggle of the civic authorities to address the issue. These scenes captured on cam are not a sight for the sore eyes.
Days of heavy rainfall under the influence of back-to-back low pressure areas and the consequent flooding due to rise in river water levels, has left lakhs of people stranded in parts of Odisha.
Something has changed phenomenally in India this year. The special bond every Indian shares with the Tiranga is glaringly visible. People are embracing the tricolour and proudly displaying it. Honouring PM Narendra Modi's clarion call of 'Har Ghar Tiranga', India is witnessing record participation from people across different walks of life to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, 75 years of country's independence. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, entire India has joined to celebrate 'Har Ghar Tiranga' movement.
Raksha Bandhan, a festival to celebrate the sacred relationship between a brother and a sister, has given us very unique moments this year. These heart-warming scenes were captured in the capital city Bhubaneswar.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah was in Odisha on a two-day visit to attend various programmes in the twin city. The unparalleled love and affection Shah received was worth the watch.
A delegation of 24 Odisha MLAs led by Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha called on President Draupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhawan to congratulate her on getting elected to the highest constitutional post of the country.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday (July 29) flagged off Mo Electric-Ride and Electric-Bus services in Bhubaneswar with a view to making the smart city also a green city.
On the 83rd birth anniversary of lyricist-composer and a singer par excellence Sikander Alam, a musical extravaganza was organised at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar in remembrance of his ever-lasting legacy in Odia music industry.
All PCC presidents, senior leaders and workers of the Congress party launched a peaceful 'Satyagraha' across the country on Tuesday (July 26), protesting ED summon and questioning of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in connection with the National Herald money laundering case. Sonia Gandhi was grilled by ED for six hours today and she has been asked to appear again tomorrow.
It was a remarkable day in the history of Indian Republic when Draupadi Murmu, hailing from a tribal community and born in a remote village in Odisha's Mayurbhanj took oath as the 15th President of India.
Smiles and celebrations erupted in the students' circle as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced the results of the Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams held in April-May this year. This is the first time that the CBSE has announced both class 10 and 12 results on the same day.
The shutdown called by the Naba Nirman Yuva Chhatra Sangathan seeking justice for BJB girl student Ruchika Mohanty has partially affected the normal across the state. Catch the scenes in the capital city Bhubaneswar.
The return of the sibling deities to their holy abode Srimandir marks the end of the annual sojourn of the Lords. The final ritual conducted during Rath Yatra is Niladri Bije, the return of the deities back to sanctum sanctorum.
A day after Suna Besha (golden attire ritual), Lord Jagannath and His siblings are offered the Adhara Pana, a rich sweet drink made up of an assortment of milk, banana, cheese, black pepper, nutmeg, camphor and other ingredients and spices.
The Holy siblings – Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra – dazzled in golden attire atop their chariots during Suna Besha ritual, also known as the Rajadhiraja Besha, today (July 10). Catch a few glimpses of the iconic ritual as Trinity receives a golden makeover.
The nine-day annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings ends today as deities will return to their abode in all glory and grandeur. Catch glimpses of Bahuda Yatra from the pilgrim town Puri.