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Tag: Goddess Laxmi

'Police-Daitapati Servitors clash' delays Hera Panchami rituals in Puri

Puri: A clash between the Daitapati Servitors and the Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) Monday evening allegedly delayed the rituals of Hera Panchami on the fifth day of the annual chariot festival in the pilgrim town. Though the Sandhya Dhupa ritual at Gundicha temple was conducted on time, the arrival of Goddess Mahalakshmi (Mahalaxmi Bije Niti) […]

Rasagola Mahotsav: Celebrating Odisha's love for rasagola

Bhubaneswar: In Odisha, sweetmeat rasagola is an integral part of all important occasions, be it Lord Jagannath calming down an upset Goddess Laxmi after Rath Yatra or breaking good news to family and friends. More than just ‘cheese balls’ as famous British chef William Harold described it, for Odias rasagola is interwoven into our tradition. […]

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 […]

Minister Dama Rout urges farmers not to set crops on fire 

Bhubaneswar: With farmers continuing to set their pest-infested crops on fire in various districts, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today urged the distressed farmers not to torch their standing crops since paddy is considered as goddess Laxmi. Speaking to mediapersons, the Minister said, “Farming is the main occupation of the state that believes in Jagannath culture.  […]

Celebrations of Gajalaxmi Puja begin with fervor across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Gajalaxmi Puja of Goddess Laxmi is being celebrated with much fervour at various places across the state especially in Dhenkanal and Kendrapara. Festive fever has gripped Dhenkanal district, popular for the Gajalaxmi Puja, with the district administration making elaborate arrangements for the 10-day festival. This year, Goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, […]