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Despite Ban 2 Devotees, Police Personnel Spotted Entering Puri Gundicha Temple
Despite Ban 2 Devotees, Police Personnel Spotted Entering Puri Gundicha Temple

As per reports, a woman, along with a male devotee and a uniformed police personnel were seen entering the Gundicha temple in the morning hours.

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Significance Of Gundicha Temple In Ratha Jatra

Gundicha temple is popularly known as the garden house of Lord Jagannath. Gundicha temple is built in ‘Kalinga’ temple style which comprises Viman (sanctum), Jagamohan, Natamandira and Bhogamandap

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Rath Yatra: Spectacular Grand Fete Of The Lord Of The Universe And His Siblings

The annual car fest of the Holy Trinity was held at the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri but without the participation of devotees for the second year in a row because of the pandemic restrictions. After the ceremonial Pahandi, Lord Jagannath and His siblings were placed atop their chariots for their annual sojourn. Millions of devotees in Odisha and across the world witnessed the traditional ceremony on their TV sets, mobile phones and computers during the live telecast and streaming of the rituals and grand procession on the Grand Road of the temple town.

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Chariots Of Holy Trinity Take 'Dakshina Moda' For Bahuda Yatra

Puri: The majestic chariots Taladhwaja, Darpadalana and Nandighosa of the Holy Trinity were turned southwards, a practice called Dakshina Moda in local parlance and parked at Nakachana Dwara (exit gate) of Gundicha Temple today for the Bahuda Yatra of the Holy Trinity in Puri. As per tradition, concerned servitors of the three chariots brought ‘Agnya […]

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Three Persons Caught Entering Puri Gundicha Temple Without Permission

Puri: As many as three persons were caught while illegally entering the Puri Gundicha temple without any permission today. Two local residents identified as Abhijit Mohanty of Kumbharpada area and Smruti Ranjan Mohanty of Markandeswar Sahi in the pilgrim town were detained while entering the shrine dressed as servitors. The duo, dressed in patta like […]

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Rath Yatra: Adapa Mandapa Bije of Holy Trinity today

Puri: A day after the holy communion with millions of devotees on Badadanda on the inaugural day of the annual Rath Yatra, the Holy Trinity of Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra will be escorted to the Adapa Mandapa in the Mausi Maa Temple today. Sources said the entry of deities to the Gundicha […]

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In the Absence of Jagannath

Every year, the deities of the Jagannath Temple are carried to the Gundicha Temple on the other side of the road on grand chariots, in the world famous Ratha Jatra. During this time, the huge temple remains empty, bereft of its presiding deities. People throng to the other temple where the deities reside during the […]

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Puri King presents Srimandir development plan before CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar and presented a five-point plan for overall development of Shri Jagannath temple (Srimandir) and Gundicha temple. Deb made a PowerPoint presentation seeking CM Naveen’s approval. “Plans pertaining to development and restoration of ‘Uttara Parswa Matha,’ ‘Dakishana Parswa Matha,’ […]

Puri girl misbehaviour, Subhadra's idol touching row: SJTA submits CCTV footage

Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today submitted CCTV footage with Kumbharpada police in connection with the Gundicha Temple girl misbehaviour and touching of Subhadra’s idol controversy. A special team of SJTA today handed over the CCTV footage to Kumbharpada police after scrutiny for further investigation into the allegations related to the two incidents. […]

Molestation slur: No such cop was on duty, says Puri SP

Puri: In a major twist to the incident of molestation allegation against a policeman during ‘darshan’ at Gundicha Temple in Puri, the district SP stated that there was no such cop on duty that day against whom the girl has brought the molestation allegation. SP Sarthak Sarangi said,”The girl had brought the allegation against one […]

Special team formed to probe into Gundicha temple molestation case

Puri: Police today formed a special team headed by a sub-inspector to probe into the alleged molestation to women by a policeman in Gundicha temple during ‘sandhya darshan’. The team comprising some women officials will start the investigation from the spot, police sources said. A case was registered in this regard at Kumbharpada police station […]

Girl alleges molestation by policeman inside Gundicha Temple

Puri: A girl today took to social media and alleged molestation of women by a policeman during ‘darshan’ at Gundicha Temple on Navami. On her Facebook post, she narrated her ordeal and tagged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the post, the girl went to the Gundicha Temple at around […]

Bahuda Yatra concludes ahead of schedule

Puri: Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming of the Trinity from Gundicha Temple to Srimandir on their chariots concluded ahead of schedule today. The three chariots Taladhwaja (Lord Balabhadra), Debadalana (Goddess Subhadra) & Nandighosa (Lord Jagannath), returned to Srimandir pulled by a sea of revering devotees marking the end to the nine-day sojourn of the Lord and […]

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Bahuda Yatra: Chariots begin to roll from Gundicha to Srimandir

Puri: The Trinity are all set to return to their abode, the Srimandir, as chariots began to roll on Grand Road from Gundicha Temple on Bahuda Yatra today. The rituals, including Chhera Panhara, were completed one hour before scheduled time. Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb was brought in a palanquin to the chariots after the Pahandi rituals […]

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Rath Yatra: Hera Panchami festival today

Puri: Today is Hera Panchami, celebrated at Gundicha temple on the fifth day from the start date of the Rath Yatra. As per tradition Goddess Mahalaxmi will break a part of Nandighosha chariot of Lord Jagannath during this festival. During Rath Yatra, Lord Jagannath comes out of his temple and leaves with his siblings Lord […]

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Rath Yatra: Trinity enters Gundicha Temple as Pahandi completed

Puri: Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra entered the Gundicha temple after the Pahandi rituals were completed at 8.50 pm today. Lord Sudarshan was carried into the temple after the three deities which marked the end of Pahandi.   After the evening ritual of ‘Sandhya dhoopa’, the deities were carried one after another to […]

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Rath Yatra: Foreigners held for entering Gundicha Temple

Puri: Two residents of Chile were detained by police for entering Gundicha Temple here on Tuesday. Even though non-Hindus are prohibited from entering the Gundicha Temple, servitors today spotted two foreigners roaming inside the temple. The servitors detained the duo and handed over to police. The police whisked them away to nearby police station for […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Adapa Mandapa Bije of Trinity today

Puri: Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will step on to the adapa mandapa inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Gundicha temple in Puri today. The Gundicha temple has been decked up for this nine-day fete. After the sandhya dhupa ritual, the deities will be taken inside the temple in a ceremonial procession. A similar pahandi […]

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Beggars in blues! Girls begging in jeans detained in Puri

Puri: A gang of girls sporting jeans and t-shirts along with some women found begging near Gundicha temple in Puri were detained by police today. The incident came to light when the girls fled the spot after seeing an approaching police control room (PCR) van near Gundicha Temple. Later on it was found out that […]

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Chariots of Jagannath, siblings reach Gundicha Temple

Puri: The chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra, which had pulled up midway on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) yesterday, reached the Gundicha Temple today. As per tradition, the pulling of the Raths of the deities is barred after sunset. Pulling of the three chariots resumed at 9 am on Thursday. […]