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Tag: Daitapati Nijog

Puri Rath Yatra: Servitors To Undergo COVID-19 Test Ahead Of Snana Purnima

Puri: In view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases and lockdown curbs, Puri district administration on Saturday decided to conduct Covid testing of Garabadu servitors who will be engaged in conduct of the Snana Purima rituals, a key festival in the run- up to Rath Yatra. Though the services of 108 Garabadu will required for […]

Puri Srimandir Daitapati Nijog office bearers elected

Puri: The office bearers of the Daitapati Nijog of Puri Srimandir were elected today. While Rabindra Das Mohapatra has been elected president, Surya Narayan Swain was nominated vice-president. Durga Prasad Das Mohapatra and Amit Kumar Das have been elected secretary, associate secretary of the nijog, respectively. Similarly, Chandrasekhar Das Mohapatra has been elected as the […]

Election of Srimandir Daitapati Nijog: Filing of nominations ends, withdrawal today

Puri: A total of 32 persons have filed nominations for elections of the Daitapati Nijog of Puri Srimandir scheduled to be held on January 28 as part of the reforms following the directive of the Supreme Court. While the nomination filing ended on Saturday, today is the last date for withdrawal of nominations for the […]

Srimandir servitor raises doubt on amount of donated gold transferred to bank

Puri: The assistant secretary of Daitapati Nijog, Binayak Dasmohapatra today raised doubts over the amount of gold, silver and other precious jewelleries transferred by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to a bank locker, following instructions of the Supreme Court. As per a report of the Odisha Gazette, a Hundi (donation box) was installed at […]

Shankaracharya can’t touch deities: Daitapati Nijog

Puri: Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati will be allowed to offer prayers but cannot touch the deities on the Snana Mandap during the Snana Yatra rituals on Friday, informed Daitapati Nijog secretary, Premanand Dasmohapatra. Moreover, the Nijog also clarified that it will not assume the responsibility of ensuring enforcement of the ban on […]

Meeting between administration, servitors was fruitful, says Puri Collector

Puri: Ahead of Rath Yatra, a meeting between Puri Lord Jagannath Temple servitors and district administration was held on Thursday prior to the third coordination committee meeting on Saturday. While servitors maintained that many issues remained unresolved, Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal claimed the meeting was fruitful. The district administration discussed the various demands put forth […]

Young servitors to be trained ahead of Banajaga Jatra

In preparation of Banajaga Jatra, a journey to search daru (neem tree) for making of statue of holy trinity, Daitapati Nijog and Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) decided in a meeting yesterday to impart training to young servitors on March 14 and 15 for ahead of the much awaited ritual