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Bahuda Jatra
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 […]

Snana Yatra 6
Police wash hands off Snana Purnima fiasco

Bhubaneswar: Even as fingers are being pointed at the police for its alleged laxity in managing the crowd during Snana Purnima, Puri police on Thursday said it was not responsible for hordes of devotees defying the instructions not to touch the deities at the much awaited event. Addressing the media, Sarthak Sarangi, superintendent of police […]

Snana Yatra 6
SJTA to act against servitors for allowing devotees to touch deities during Snana Yatra

Puri: The Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has said it will take appropriate action against the servitors for allowing the devotees to touch the deities during the Sahana Mela darshan at the Snana Mandap last night. “The temple administration had installed CCTVs in and around the Snana Mandap during Snana Yatra yesterday. We will check […]