The skyrocketing price of Mahaprasad (Abadha) in Puri Jagannath Temple has become a matter of concern for devotees. The rising prices of the Mahaprasad during the holy month of Kartik are burning holes in the pocket of devotees.
Meanwhile, senior servitor Binayak Das Mahapatra has attributed the price hike to skyrocketing price rise of essential commodities.
Puri: Devotees are now in a fix as chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra today claimed that no rate chart for the sale of ‘Abadha’ at Puri Srimandir has been approved yet. Mohapatra further claimed that he was not aware about who has put up such rate chart inside the […]
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Puri: Rituals were delayed inside Puri Srimandir on the first day of ‘Panchuka’ following which devotees and Habishyalis expressed their disappointment for not getting ‘Abadha’ on time. According to sources, there was a delay in Laxminarayan ‘Besha’ ritual of Lord Jagannath which led to further delay in subsequent rituals. As a result of which the […]
Puri: It was another harrowing day for the devotees of Lord Jagannath, as no ‘Abadha’ or ‘Mahaprasad’ was released for the third consecutive day today on account of noncooperation from ‘Suara’ & ‘Mahasuara’ servitors who have been demanding Rs 50 lakh compensation for losses incurred due to delay in rituals two days ago. Devotees continue […]
Puri: The devotees can now hope for consistent prices of Abadha or the ‘Mahaprasad’ which would be made available at a fixed rate at Puri Srimandir. Consensus on finalization of a rate chart was reached at a high-level meeting between the Suara-Mahasuara Nijog and chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held today. Confusion […]
Bhubaneswar: In party-led governments, policies are always guided by politics. And the Naveen-led Government’s newest ‘ABADHA’ (Augmentation of Basic Amenities & Development of Heritage & Architecture) scheme for Puri, coined after Centre’s HRIDAY (National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana), smells politics at the core. Significantly, Naveen’s ABADHA offer for Puri development came in 2017-18 […]
Puri: After hue and cry over pest-infested rice, now use of charcoal, allegedly procured from outside, in preparation of ‘Mahaprasad’ in Puri Jagannath temple has drawn sharp criticism from devotees across the State. Three to four women were caught on cam collecting and stashing charcoal in bags at a dilapidated mutt located on the southern-side […]
Bhubaneswar/Puri: In a major decision, the state cabinet on Thursday cleared a slew of beautification projects for Puri, setting aside Rs 461.25 Crore for the same. As per a press release by the Works Department, Government of Odisha has taken a decision for construction of Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre, Market Complex and Shree Setu along […]
Puri: Even as e-commerce giant Amazon finds itself entangled in a legal battle for selling Lord Jagannath’s revered dry Prasad ‘Nirmalya’ on-line, another online shopping company has landed in trouble over a similar reason. A servitor of Sri Jagannath Temple, Sambhunath Khuntia has alleged that e-commerce platform Pinterest has advertised to sell the ‘Abadha’ Prasad […]
Sambalpur: A restaurant in Sambalpur reportedly serving ‘Abadha’ is alleged to have hurt the sentiment of the devotees of Lord Jagannath in and outside Odisha. A video which went viral on various social media platforms on Tuesday purportedly shows anna (rice), dalma, sabji and kheer being served to customers at the restaurant, named ‘Odia Abadha’. […]