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Tag: Dhadi Darshan

Puri bandh violence: District judge grants bail to 25 accused

Puri: The Puri district judge today granted bail to 25 persons accused of being involved in staging a violence in the pilgrim city during a bandh on October 3 over introduction of ‘Dhadi Darshan’ or ‘Queue System’ inside Puri Srimandir. As per sources, the judge had earlier granted bail to two lawyers and 23 other […]

Puri bandh violence: 15 cases registered; 11 arrested

Puri: Puri Police today intensified probe into the large-scale violence that erupted during the Puri bandh which was organised to protest introduction of ‘Dhadi Darshan’ (queue system) on Wednesday. Official source said, so far 15 cases have been registered including nine by Singhadwara Police Station and six by Town Police Station based on the complaints […]

VHP opposes queue system at Puri Srimandir, demands withdrawal

Puri: After locals and religious outfits, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has now opposed the introduction of ‘Dhadi Darshan’ (queue system) at Puri Srimandir. At a presser, president of VHP’s Odisha unit, Ajit Patnaik alleged that the new system has hurt the sentiments of the devotees not only in Odisha but also led to resentment […]

Op-Ed: Full-time Job, Part-time Officer

Act first, think later. That appears to be the golden principle the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has been following religiously. Any hope that the change of guard at the top would put the messy affairs of the 12th century shrine back in order was rudely shattered on Wednesday when hundreds of angry residents of […]

Relief for local devotees as entry norm relaxed at Puri Srimandir

Puri: After violence during the bandh called over newly introduced queue system of entry into Srimandir stalled the entire pilgrim town leading to law and order situation yesterday, the administration has now decided to relax the new arrangement and allow the entry of local devotees through three other gates- Hathidwara, Vyaghradwara and Ashwadwara apart from […]

Despite resistance, 'Dhadi Darshan' implemented at Puri Srimandir

Puri: Devotees at Puri Srimandir were seen today making a queue outside and inside the Srimandir to have a darshan of the Trinity. This practice of queuing up (Dhadi Darshan) came into force today after the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) implemented it. However, when the temple gate was thrown open for public in the […]