Meanwhile, devotees are unhappy over the restrictions imposed over the public bathing rites at the beach ahead of the auspicious day.
As per the tradition, the presiding deities of Konark, Lord Tribeniswara, Lord Aisaneswara and Lord Dakhineswara are taken out on a grand procession to the Tirtha Mandap at Chandrabhaga on the auspicious occasion.
Hundreds of people took out a rally at Chandrabhaga in Puri district on Monday, protesting against the Odisha government’s proposal to transfer a patch of forest land to the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco).
Puri: The district administration of Puri has decided to enforce prohibitory order under Section 144 around Chandrabhaga beach in Konark in view of Magha Saptami dip scheduled to be observed on February 19, 2021. The decision to impose the prohibitory order has been taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 during the festival that witnesses a […]
Konark: The annual holy dip rituals at Chandrabhaga beach observed on the occasion of Magha Saptami, the seventh day of the waxing phase of the Odia month of Magha, will be held with limited devotees this year. As per the information provided by State Minister Tusharkanti Behera, only 500 people will be allowed to participate […]
Puri: In an unusual sight, around 25 dolphins were spotted swimming in the Chandrabhaga Sea in the district on Monday. According to reports, the Euryhaline species of oceanic dolphins popularly known as Irrawaddy dolphins were spotted playing only 100 metres away from the sea shore. “Irrawaddy dolphins are shy of boats and generally they dive […]
Puri: On the occasion of ‘Magha Saptami’, lakhs of devotees thronged Chandrabhaga beach at Konark in Puri early today morning to take holy dip and offer prayers to the Sun God. As per the tradition, the presiding deities of Konark, Lord Tribeniswara, Lord Aisaneswara and Lord Dakhineswara were taken in a grand procession to the […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It was heartening to read that Ramchandi, the tiny seaside settlement along the Puri-Konark marine drive, will be hosting the India Surf Festival (ISF), country’s premier surfing event, in the coming year. I have visited Ramchandi several times and enjoyed myself thoroughly on each occasion. Ramchandi is where river Kusabhadra pours […]
Puri: Lakhs of devotees thronged Puri Srimandir on Tuesday to seek blessings of the holy Trinity on New Year day. While tourists from various parts of the country visited the pilgrim town to offer prayers at the 12th century shrine, many also visited the Konark Sun temple and flocked Chandrabhaga beach in the early hours […]
Konark: While the 12-hour Odisha bandh and hartal protesting Kunduli suicide has crippled normal life across the State, thousands of devotees, who had come to Chandrabhaga near Konark in Puri district to take a holy dip in the sea on Magha Saptami, are facing the brunt of the shutdown. The devotees from various places across […]
Bhubaneswar/Berhampur/Konark: To welcome the new year in a special way, revellers from across the State and outside today thronged Chandrabhaga and Puri in large numbers. Mostly people gathered at the sea beaches from early hours to witness the first sunrise of 2018. Apart from this, devotees visited the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri to seek […]
Puri/ Konark: People in large number thronged the world famous Sun temple in Konark on to offer special prayers to Sun on the occasion of Samba Dashmi on Thursday. Lakhs of devotees also gathered at Chandrabhaga beach, situated near the Sun temple to take a holy dip in the sea on the auspicious day. Samba […]
Puri: Thousands of Olive Ridley hatchlings crawling their way to the sea has turned out to be a spectacular site for environment lovers on the beaches of Odisha. And this is not in Rushikulya of Ganjam or Gahirmatha in Kendrapara district. The rare sighting of baby turtles has been found now in coastal areas of […]
Konark: A sea of humanity thronged to Chandrabhaga near Konark in Puri district on Sunday to take a holy dip and offer prayers to the Sun God on the occasion of Magha Saptami on Friday. However, the pilgrims expressed little dissatisfaction over late darshan of Sun God due to dense fog. On the seventh day […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Fisheries department’s FISHFED and IOCL inked a MoU to provide subsidized diesel for fishing trawlers and boats operated by fishermen in the State. The MoU was signed in presence of Odisha Agriculture minister, Pradeep Maharathy. As per the terms of the MoU, the fishermen will get 50 paisa subsidy on a litre of […]
Konark: An information technology (IT) professional drowned while taking bath at Chandrabhaga sea beach on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Mansa, a resident of Bangalore in Karnataka. Police said, a group of nine (6 girls, 3 boys) IT professionals, all from Mindtree, Bangalore-based software services firm had visited Konark. While taking bath in […]
Bhubaneswar: Around three lakh people took holy dip at “Arka Kshetra” (Sun God’s Place), popularly known as Chandrabhaga, near Konark in the sea this morning, police said. The people from within the state and outside thronged the sea beach last night on the occasion of Magha Paptami (the seventh day of Magha month in Hindu […]