Far away from the grim reality of the war that is witnessing Russian forces pounding the Ukrainian cities with bombs, the pilgrim town of Puri in Odisha acts as a unifier rather than a destroyer.
The Puri Police has reportedly detained 10 persons on charges of violating the curfew imposed in the holy town during the Ratha Jatra celebrations. Among the 10 persons detained were two ISKCON devotees - Atul Krishna and Govind Krsna Das who hail from Kurukhetra, Haryana.
Puri: The ISKCON has once again dragged itself into another controversy by announcing to hold another untimely Rath Yatra despite widespread resentment against the authorities and repeated warnings by Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) against doing so. As per reports, a poster inviting devotees for the alleged untimely Rath Yatra under the pseudo name of […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With flames of protest erupting in Odisha over the untimely Rath Yatra organised by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Mumbai, Yudhistir Govinda Das, national director of communications, ISKCON (New Delhi) has finally released a statement mentioning that the chariot fest of the Holy Trinity is […]
Mumbai: The stage is set for the grand celebrations of the annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra (Chariot procession) in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park on January 30, the organisers said here on Wednesday. The huge procession of Lord Jagannath, Baldev and Subhadra Maiya will attract over 3,00,000 devotees, according to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)’s […]
Puri: An FIR was lodged at the Singhadwara Police Station in Puri against International Society for Krishna Consciousness(ISKCON) authorities for their decision to observe Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Punjab’s Ludhiana later this year. Reports say, two outfits namely Sri Jagannath Sena and Sachetan Nagarika Manch have alleged that ISKCON authorities and workers have […]
Bhubaneswar: BJD leader S R Patnaik on Thursday strongly opposed a proposal by the ISKCON Ludhiana unit to organise the annual Rath Yatra on a different date, and urged the Odisha chief minister to take up the matter with his Punjab counterpart. The issue was raised by Patnaik in the assembly, who cited reports that […]
Agartala: Tripura government has decided to hand over 20 state-run schools including 13 closed institutions to ISKCON to run them, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said Friday. The 13 schools are closed as they don’t have any student. In 147 other government schools there are a maximum of only 10 students, he said. “The council […]
Bhubaneswar: The Iskcon temple authorities today refuted allegations of encroachment saying that the land upon which the demolition was carried out belonged to Iskcon. Rather, the NHAI has defaulted in paying up compensation for the temple land acquired by it for road widening, they alleged. The authorities also clarified that none of their members were […]
Mumbai: The ISKCON’s Annamrita Foundation launched a weeklong ‘Daan Utsav’ from Gandhi Jayanti to serve free meals to thousands of underprivileged children in Mumbai and other parts of India, a top official said here on Tuesday. The ‘Fest of Giving’ has reached out to commuters in the vicinity of three Mumbai Metro stations to offer […]
The Additional District Magistrate (ADM) court here on Thursday reserved its order on a case related to land at Baliapanda in the pilgrim city on which ISKCON proposes to build a temple
The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central) AB Ota on Thursday began probe into the controversy over the proposed construction of a temple by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Puri
Cuttack: The Orissa High court on Monday directed the authorities of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) to refrain from any construction work of their proposed Jagannath temple at Puri. In its interim order on a writ petition filed by Iskcon, the court also asked all the parties to present their side in this matter […]
The Orissa High Court on Wednesday refused to issue an interim order while hearing a review petition filed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) against a single bench verdict of the court on February 24
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) challenging an order of Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) regarding the former’s proposed construction of a Jagannath temple in Puri. In its order, the court asked ISKCON to present its side before PKDA on the temple project and its […]
The Odisha BJP has welcomed the State Government’s decision to order a probe by the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) into a temple proposed to be built in Puri by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the controversy over the proposed construction of a temple by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Puri, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central Division, to conduct administrative probe into the matter and submit a report within two months.
Bhubaneswar: With the controversy over the proposed construction of a temple by the Iskcon in Puri, the State Urban Development department on Wednesday said it had given permission to Iskcon for construction of an institutional complex. Talking to OTV, Urban Development secretary G Mathivathanan said the area of the proposed complex would be 17,903 sq […]
A day after senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra questioned the State government’s silence over an attempt to build a second Jagannath temple at Puri, ISKCON on Tuesday clarified the proposed temple at Baliapanda is of Radha Krushna deities, not of the Holy Trinity as claimed in media reports and some groups