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Tag: Devotees

Mahaprasad At Srimandir
Odisha: Devotees Can Relish Mahaprasad At Srimandir Soon

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will soon take a call on allowing devotees to relish Lord Jagannath’s Mahaprasad on the premises of Ananda Bazar at Srimandir in the district. The SJTA has decided to make arrangements for the devotees to purchase and consume Mahaprasad at Ananda Bazar in a meeting on Sunday. According […]

Puri Srimandir To Open For Public From Tomorrow Sans Covid Test Report, Security Tightened

Puri: Srimandir will be accessible to all the devotees from Thursday as the district administration has decided to withdraw the mandatory production of Covid-19 negative certificate as a precondition for entry into the 12th century shrine. According to sources, special arrangements have been made to facilitate darshan for 30,000 devotees every day. Devotees of Puri […]

Will Provide Boarding In Puri At Rs 100-150 For Jagannath Devotees: SJTA Chief

Puri: In a move likely to boost the accommodation facilities for devotees visiting Puri to get a glimpse of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, the district administration will soon come up with a low-cost lodging centre ‘Bhakta Niwas’ for those seeking a place of stay in the pilgrim town. As per the plans, already 9 to 10 acres […]

Unique Protest: Servitors Beat Gongs, Ring Bells Urging Odisha Govt To Reopen Temples

Bhubaneswar: In a unique protest, servitors and many devotees across the State beat gongs, rang bells and blew conchs on Wednesday urging the Odisha government to reopen the temple with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The protest, which was called by Odisha Mandira Sebayat Sangha (OMSS), witnessed participation of servitors and devotees at major religious places […]

Lakhs Of Devotees Take Holy Dip At Chandrabhaga On 'Magha Saptami'

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 […]

Line Of Control Drawn Around Puri Jagannath Temple Using DGPS mapping

Puri: The last line of control was marked using Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) near Srimandir today. As per reports, marking is being done 75 metres from the Meghanad Pacheri or the boundary wall of the Srimandir – the area that has been identified to cleared of all encroachments and obstacles for movement of devotees […]

Curbs imposed on parking & make-shift stall owners on Puri Badadanda

Puri: With an aim to ensure smooth darshan of devotees, the district administration has put restrictions on parking of vehicles near Puri Srimandir and set up special barricades on the Grand Road (Badadanda). As per reports, the stretch from Rajanara to Srimandir and the outside circumference of the temple have been declared as no-parking zone. […]

Prarthana TV's 'Chal Khetra Jiba' campaign concludes

Bhubaneswar: Prarthana television channel’s ‘Chal Khetra Jiba’ programme organised to promote Jagannath culture concluded today. Many devotees, artistes and people from other walks of life were part of the event during which a chariot of lord Jagannath went all around the pilgrim town of Puri. On the occasion, many devotees performed traditional dance and later […]

Devotees throng Sangam for holy dip on Paush Purnima

Prayagraj: Braving intense chill, scores of devotees took a dip in the River Ganga here on Monday on the occasion of Paush Purnima – the second auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Mela. From Sunday night itself, the Sangam area was buzzing with activities, as devotees started arriving, while security forces maintained a close watch […]

Queue system at Srimandir: Shree Jagannath Sena resorts to violence during Puri bandh

Puri: Members of socio-cultural outfit Shree Jagannath Sena today staged violent protests while observing bandh in Puri over eight-point charter of demands including scrapping of newly implemented queue system at Puri Srimandir. According to sources, the protesters blocked road by burning tyres on Bada Danda and pelted stones at the residence of Puri Superintendent of […]

Stage set for ISKCON's Jagannath Rath Yatra in Mumbai

Mumbai: Lakhs of devotees from Mumbai and elsewhere in the country will join the famed annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra scheduled here on Saturday at Shivaji Park, an official of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness said on Thursday. Considered the second-biggest of its kind in the world after the renowned Rath Yatra held in […]

Missing gold crown of Goddess Laxmi at Srimandir irks devotees on holy Thursday

Puri: Devotees expressed resentment after finding the gold crown of Goddess Maha Lakshmi missing during the ‘Sringar’ of the deity at Puri Srimandir on the auspicious Thursday of Margasira (November/December) month today. Servitors at the 12th century shrine had reportedly not used the gold crown claiming that it was broken. This led to severe discontent […]

40-day-long Amarnath Yatra ends

Srinagar: The 40-day-long Amarnath Yatra ended on Monday with the arrival of the ‘Chari Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s Mace) at the cave shrine where final prayers were performed. Swami Dipendra Giri, the custodian of the Holy Mace, reached the shrine. A small group of devotees who had reached the Baltal base camp in the northern part […]

ram mandir
Ram Navami celebrated with religious fervor

Bhubaneswar: Huge enthusiasm marked celebrations of holy festival of Ram Navami Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Rama, as devotees in large numbers turned up at various temples across the state to offer prayers and seek blessings of the God. Musical recitals of Ramcharitmanas and Ram Katha Amrit were organised in various shrines in Bhubaneswar […]

Lord Shiva shrines geared up for ‘Maha Shivratri’ tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Elaborate arrangements have been put in place for devotees who have started thronging at the shrines of Lord Shiva throughout the State to celebrate ‘Maha Shivratri’ tomorrow. Temple authorities and district administration are geared up at Ekamra Kshetra in Bhubaneswar for the ‘Jagara’ celebrations of Lord Lingaraj. The administration has installed barricades in front […]

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 […]

Devotees throng Puri to witness Snana Yatra

Puri: The much-awaited Snana Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra began in the pilgrim city here this morning. Reports said the entire Bada Danda (Grand Road) is teeming with devotees waiting for the darshan of the Lords at the Snana Mandap (bathing altar). The rituals of the Lords began in the wee […]