Tag: Bahuda Yatra

Bahuda Yatra: Pahandi rituals of Trinity completed

Puri: The Pahandi rituals of the Trinity have completed and the sibling deities are seated atop their respective chariots after coming out of the Gundicha temple in Dhadi Pahandi or line procession for the Bahuda Yatra today. Amid ‘Jai Jagannath’ and ‘Hari Bol’ chanting, Lord Sudarsan was first brought out and servitors soon carried Lord […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Bahuda Yatra: Return journey of Trinity today

Puri: The Gundicha temple is all set for the Bahuda Yatra or return journey of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath towards their abode in the Srimandir today. After an eight-day stay in the Gundicha temple, the divine siblings will return in their three respective chariots from the ‘Adapa Mandapa‘ in Gundicha temple. As […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rath Seva of Railways during Rath Yatra

Puri: A lesser known fact of the Puri Rath Yatra is the role of the Railway administration behind the movement and traversing of the Raths (chariots) of the deities. Acknowledged as Rath Seva by the Railways, a team of mechanical staff and supervisors are deputed every year during the festival. A team of nearly 30 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Bahuda Yatra: Stage set for return Car festival of Lord Jagannath, security tightened

Puri: Devotees on Sunday made a beeline to the Adap Mandap inside Gundicha temple for the ‘Navami Darshan’ of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. According to Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the gates of the temples were opened at 5 am while the devotees were allowed for darshan from 5:30 am today after several […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rath Yatra: Fake tickets sold to devotees for darshan on Adapa Mandap

Puri: In yet another controversy, the Daitapati Niyog has allegedly issued and sold fake tickets to devotees for evening darshan of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Adapa Mandap a day before the Bahuda Yatra. It is alleged that though the Daitapati Niyog takes all the money collected from sale of tickets, the body this […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Niladri Bije fiasco: Process to confiscate properties of absconding servitors begins

Puri: The process to confiscate properties of 5 servitors who are wanted by police for their involvement in the ruckus during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings began today after they failed to surrender before the police. The servitors whose properties are being confiscated are Damodar Mahasuar, Jayakrushna Mahasuar, Saina Khuntia, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Puri Collector abused
Police to move court today seeking warrants against servitors on the run

Bhubaneswar/Puri/Cuttack: Puri police will move court today to seek search warrants against the erring servitors who indulged in unruly behaviour during Niladri Bije on Sunday night, who hav been identified from the video footage. Yesterday, Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi had said, “I want to inform them (wanted servitors) through the media that legal action will […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Puri Collector abused
2 servitors arrested for heckling Puri collector

Puri: Two servitors of the Puri Jagannath temple have been arrested by Singhadwar police for misbehaving with Puri collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, informed Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi. The arrested servitors has been identified as Surya Naryan Pratihari and Raghunath Khuntia. While Surya Narayan was arrested […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Servitor arrested for attack on media persons during Niladri Bije

Puri: A servitor of the Puri Jagannath temple has been arrested by police for the attack on media persons during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings yesterday night. While informing about the arrest Police DG KB Singh said another servitor is likely to be arrested in connection with the incident. Puri […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Lakhs of devotees witness 'Sunabesa'

Puri: Amidst tight security, lakhs of devotees from across the country today witnessed Sunabesa (golden attire) of Lord Jagannath here, held a day after the three chariots reached the main temple ending the nine-day Rath Yatra festival. Though this is the first Sunabesa of the new deities after the Nabakalebar (new body), Lord Balabhadra, Devi […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Bengal MP touches Lord Balabhadra in Puri

Resentment grew among devotees here as West Bengal MP Mukul Roy and his families allegedly touched Lord Balabhadra during ‘Pahandi’ today

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Rath Yatra telecast rights: OTV emerges highest bidder, all eyes on SJTA's decision tomorrow

Puri: Amidst the ongoing ambiguity and hue and cry over decision to auction Rath Yatra live broadcasting rights, OTV has emerged as the highest bidder, official sources said on Monday. As many as seven Odia and Hindi channels had participated in the bidding process of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and the bids were opened […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Bahuda Yatra Concludes As Chariots Of Holy Trinity Reach Abode

Puri: Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad converged in Puri to witness ‘Bahuda Yatra’ – the homecoming of the Holy Trinity from Gundicha Temple to Srimandir on their chariots today. According to mythology, on this auspicious day the three sibling deities – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra wrap up their annual […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Rath Yatra 2019: ‘Niladri Bije’ of Holy Trinity Today

Puri: A day after Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra were offered ‘Adhara Pana’, Niladri Bije, the entry of deities into the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir would be performed today evening. Niladri Bije is the concluding ritual of Rath Yatra during which the deities are offered Rasagola by servitors before the Pahandi ceremony. Later, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Rath Yatra: Lord Jagannath's Servitors To Be Tested Twice For COVID-19

Puri: The Srimandir Managing Committee on Wednesday informed that all those who participated in Rath Yatra will be tested for COVID-19 while the servitors of the Puri Temple will be tested twice for the virus. The committee’s vice chairman, Suresh Mohapatra said that COVID-19 test of around 5000 people, including servitors and police personnel, who […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021