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FIR against Dharmendra for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Protests against Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan continue to intensify following his controversial comments comparing the ’Chhera Panhara’ rituals of Rath Yatra with the ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme. Activists of Odisha Vikash Parishad (OVP), a Bhubaneswar-based outfit, today lodged a complaint at Kharavel Nagar Police Station demanding an apology from the Union Minister. The outfit alleged […]

Dama Rout slams Dharmendra for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Tuesday criticised Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the’Chhera Panhara’ rituals performed during Rath Yatra with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and said that Pradhan’s remark is a reflection of his inflated ego. Chhera Panhara is a ritual where flowers are thrown on the floors of the three chariots and […]

Divine spectacle: Deities & devotees meet each other as chariots roll on..

Puri: Much to the happiness of the devotees, the chariots of Lords Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra started rolling down on the Badadanda an hour and half ahead of schedule. Pulled and witnessed by lakhs of devotees who, braving the humid conditions and later on heavy rain, the Taladhwaja was the first to begin its […]

Chhera Panhara
Rath Yatra: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performs 'Chhera Panhara'

Puri: With spirituality in the air and the Badadanda teeming with devotees, Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara (sweeping of the three chariot floors with a golden broom) ritual, considered to be one of the most important rituals. The ritual assumes religious significance as […]

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Rath Yatra 2018: Rituals schedule for Puri Chariot festival

Puri: It is that time of the year when Trinity — Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will come out of the Puri temple to give darshan to lakhs of devotees on the occasion of Rath Yatra. In some time, the sibling deities will aboard their three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look […]

Rath Yatra: Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the royal servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara of the Trinity on their respective chariots. The Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt paid his tributes to the deities before the Chhera Panhara rituals. The Puri Gajapati came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara or royal […]

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Lakhs witness Bahuda Jatra in Puri

Puri: Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad thronged this pilgrim town to witness the Bahuda Jatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, with concluded peacefully amid tight security today. The festival began with a series of rituals performed by the servitors in the wee hours today. Due to […]

Ratha Jatra: Pulling of chariots to begin at 3.30 PM

Puri: With just hours left for the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri, the Daitapati sevayats are busy with last minute preparations to ensure that the elaborate series of rituals of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are completed in time as per the instructions of the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). Talking to […]