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Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra 2021: ‘Nara Birala’ Painting On Chariots Sparks Controversy

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.

Crackdown on chariot construction
10 Servitors Held For Making Chariots For Banned Rath Yatra 

As many as 10 Maharana servitors engaged in the construction of chariots in violation of Odisha government’s order were arrested in Nilgiri area of Balasore in a joint raid by the district administration and police on Monday. 

Lord Jagannath's Biswakarmas
Architects Of Magnificence, But Life Of Penury: Story Of Lord Jagannath's Biswakarmas

Puri: They are the architects (Biswakarma) of gigantic chariots that mesmerise visitors from all over the globe during the world-famous Rath Yatra. However, many would not believe their eyes that the people who are capable of such magnificence are leading lives of penury. Narasingha Mahapatra, maharana (carpenter) of the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra, is […]

Hopes Of Puri Rath Yatra Dying Fast

Puri: Time is running out. Something which never has happened in hundreds of years, unfortunately seems likely in 2020 as dark clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the annual grand spectacle of Holy Trinity. Today after the State government sought the permission of the Centre to commence construction work of the chariots during the […]

Rath Yatra: Chariot construction work on in full swing in Puri

Puri: After initial problems due to cyclone Fani, the chariot construction work for the annual Rath Yatra of the sibling deities of Puri Srimandir is now being carried out on a full swing. The pace of chariot construction at Ratha Khala has picked momentum following partial restoration of power supply to the pilgrim city which […]

Preparation for annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj in full swing

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj, known as the Rukuna Rath Yatra, on the occasion of Ashokashtami on April 13, preparations for the mega event are in full swing. As per sources, as many as 70 carpenters have been appointed for the chariot construction work. Four new Nahakas and two new […]

Rath Yatra: Chariot wheel initiation ritual concludes

Puri: Despite defects in the wheel and axles of chariots of Lord Jagannath and his sibling deities, the ‘Ratha Chaka Dera Anukula’ or the initiation of chariot wheels ceremony for the upcoming Rath Yatra was carried out on time at Puri Srimandir today on the occasion of ‘Bhaunri’ Festival. The ‘Mangal Alati’ and ‘Sakala Dhupa’ […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Damaged parts of chariot wheels replaced

Puri: Construction work of the three chariots for the upcoming annual Rath Yatra in Puri resumed after wheels and axles with defects were replaced with new ones. On Saturday, members of the chariot construction engineering committee had noticed crack in a wheel of Devi Subhadra’s chariot Devadalan, a big hole in the Nandighosh, the chariot […]

Chariot construction begins for Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of the Trinity, construction of chariots began with ‘Ratha Anukula’ here on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Wednesday. The three 12-ft sacred logs of ‘Dhaura Katha’ were brought to the ‘Ratha Khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The process commenced with the axe being given the divine touch […]