Baripada/Kendrapara: At a time when lakhs of devotees are awaiting to witness the Suna Besha of the Holy Trinity in Puri, residents of Baripada and Kendrapara have congregated in the respective districts for the Bahuda Yatra of the sibling deities scheduled today. Residents of Baripada and nearby areas are all set to witness the return […]
Baripada: Devotees soaked in religious fervour and devotion as they tugged Lord Balabhadra’s chariot to Mausima temple today. While Goddess Subhadra in her chariot could only reach up to the Town Police station, Lord Jagannath in his chariot will start his journey to his aunt’s abode tomorrow. As per tradition, the pulling of chariots in […]
Puri: Spirituality is at its peak on the Grand Road here as the grand and colourful chariot of Lord Balabhadra began rolling with a sea of devotees pulling the Taladhwaja Rath. Soon after, Debadalana chariot carrying Goddess Subhadra and Nandighosha chariot of Lord Jagannath were also pulled by devotees. The chariots of Goddess Subhadra and […]
Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the royal servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara of the Trinity on their respective chariots. The Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt paid his tributes to the deities before the Chhera Panhara rituals. The Puri Gajapati came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara or royal […]
Puri: Among loud chants of Hari Bola and conchs and gongs reverberating in the air, the Pahandi rituals of Lord Sudarshan and the three deities of the Jagannath temple being carried to their respective chariots have begun for the Rath Yatra. The gorgeously decorated deities will be seated atop the chariots in which they will […]
Puri: The wait for millions of devotees across the globe to watch the Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra – is over. In some time, the divine siblings will be atop the three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look forward to- on the occasion of annual Rath Yatra every year […]
Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has today stated that no devotees are allowed to climb the chariots or touch the deities during Rath Yatra. Criminal action will be taken against any one doing so as impostors in servitors’ attire will be legally punished, the Chief Temple Administrator today said. Pradip Jena, who is […]
Puri: Servitors today visited Gajapati Dibya Singh Deb with the news that fever of the lords has receded. Along with tokens of blessings from Lord Jagannath, the servitors carried dried sandalwood flakes from Lord Jagannath’s body along with the deity’s ‘patta’ clothes on a vast silver plate. The deities are getting ready for their trip during […]
Ahmedabad: The 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Ahmedabad commenced this morning in the city amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked to the 18km route to catch a glimpse of the deity. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel performed ‘Pahind Vidhi’ – a symbolic ritual of cleaning […]
Lord Jagannath might be the ideal deity for millions of his devotees around the globe, but his one wife is not too impressed. Just within a fortnight of their wedding, he bathes too much and falls ill for 15 days. Immediately after, he goes out on a vacation with his siblings, not bothering to even […]
Several servitors engaged in the construction of chariots for the world-famous Rath Yatra in the pilgrim town have tested positive for Covid-19 triggering anxiety among the carpenter community over the smooth conduct of the Rath carving works.
The Akhi Muthi Anukula rituals were observed in adherence to Covid protocols by the farming communities across Odisha today marking the initiation of this season agricultural activities.
Puri: The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Krishan Kumar today informed that COVID-19 tests will be conducted for all the Biswakarma servitors (carpenters) engaged in construction work of chariots for Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity. After a meeting with servitors and Biswakarmas, Kumar today informed that a proposal has been given […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha High Court on Tuesday asked the State government to ensure completion of the chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra by June 22-2020 thereby allaying further apprehensions on the possibility of conduct of the annual festival amid Covid pandemic. The grand festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be celebrated on June […]
Puri: As the festival of chariots inches closer, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri today held a review meeting with representatives of various Nijogs and other senior officials to discuss on the likelihood of the Snana Purnima on June 5 with minimum number of servitors. Chief administrator of the SJTA, Krishan Kumar informed […]