The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been denied permission for conduct of laser scanning of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) in Puri Srimandir.
ASI has earlier done 3-D laser scanning of the Konark Sun temple and the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi among others.
Lord Jagannath, His brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra have an elaborate ritual bath on Snana Purnima. The day is also celebrated as Lord Jagannath's birthday.
The construction of three gigantic chariots for Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of the Holy Trinity scheduled to be held on July 12, is underway in Puri in full swing. The construction work is being carried out at the 'Ratha Khala' (traditional temple workshop) located on both sides of Bada Danda (Grand Road) in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar palace. The Jagannath temple office said that fixing of 'Kantaa' in the 'Pancha Dandaa', fitting of 'Garagara' and fixing of 4 Nahaka' in the chariots at the Ratha Khala is already complete. The making of 4 Potala Khambi', 2 'Saala' and 7 'Jokha' for Prathama Bhuin of the chariots is also being done.
To understand the present-day situation of the Puri Jagannath temple administration, one needs to understand how it was originally designed. The recorded history of Srimandir is a long and interesting one.
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday requested the Odisha government to declare the employees of the administration Covid Warriors.
People with money power and influence can trouble women, grab the property of others and break any law they wish. They can hire goons to threaten and kill, and spend money to publish ugly lies to ruin the reputation of good people.
Bhubaneswar: All servitors above 18 years at the Puri Jagannath temple in Puri will be vaccinated, The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) said on Wednesday. The vaccination of all illegible…
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday issued a new set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for implementation of restrictions in view of rising cases of Covid-19 in…
Puri: Amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across India, Odisha’s Puri has witnessed a sudden spike registering over 100 positive cases in a single day. The pilgrim city registered as…
Puri: The Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri will remain out of bounds for devotees today for undertaking disinfection process in the premises of the 12th century shrine. However, the daily…
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday released a revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for implementation at Puri Srimandir to keep the Covid-19 infections at bay. As per the latest SOP, all the guidelines issued by the State Government with respect to restrictions on persons coming from other states shall be scrupulously followed, […]
Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) after offering obeisance to the Holy Trinity at the 12th century shrine in Puri. He along with his wife Savita-the first lady-offered worships in the sanctum sandstorm and spent around 40 minutes on the temple premises. After […]
Puri: The district administration has decided to remove the long barricades erected on the Bada Danda of the Sri Jagannath Temple for devotees to come in queue for darshan of the deities. Informing the development, Puri SP KB Singh said that barricades between Jagannath Ballav mutt and Marichikote Chhak will be removed following complaints of […]
Puri: Around 1.25 lakh devotees visited Puri Jagannath Temple so far after the shrine reopened on December 26 last year. The footfall is likely to increase as the devotees are allowed darshan in Srimandir without COVID-19 negative reports from January 21. The Puri district administration and Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) have made elaborate arrangements […]
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday relaxed restrictions which were earlier imposed on the darshan of the Holy Trinity by general public. After a high-level meeting held on Sunday, SJTA chief administrator Krishan Kumar said, “Devotees will no longer have to submit COVID-19 negative report while coming to Puri Srimandir for darshan […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the world bid goodbye to a year mired in a global pandemic, in Odisha, hundreds and thousands of people who usually stood in front of the temples in queue to begin every year with the divine blessings, are a disappointed lot the way first morning of 2021 started. The fact that the […]
Koraput/Baripada: After nine long months, the doors of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Koraput Town re-opened for devotees on Wednesday. Apart from the Jagannath temple of Sabar Srikhetra, several other shrines including the Gupteswar temple also reopened this morning. These religious places are allowing devotees while adhering to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure and safety […]
Puri: Puri district administration on Sunday issued a new directive to allow more number of devotees to have darshan of the Holy Trinity at Jagannath Temple. As per the latest decision, working professionals and tenants residing in the pilgrim town can now have the privilege of having darshan of the deities along with other residents […]
Puri: The district administration has put in place elaborate arrangements for the entry of Puri residents into Sri Jagannath temple from Saturday. In the first phase, the 12th century shrine had opened its doors for servitors from December 23, after an interregnum of nine months’ closure owing to Covid-19 restrictions, considering their active cooperation with […]
Puri: Temples across Puri district, like other districts in the state, which remained shut for over 9 months following the Covid-19 induced lockdown and protocols of social distancing, reopened this morning amid cheers and chanting of devotees and servitors. It was a momentous occasion for the people in the State as the revered shrine of […]
Puri: In a move likely to boost the accommodation facilities for devotees visiting Puri to get a glimpse of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, the district administration will soon come up with a low-cost lodging centre ‘Bhakta Niwas’ for those seeking a place of stay in the pilgrim town. As per the plans, already 9 to 10 acres […]
Puri/Bhubaneswar: For devotees, the months of longing to witness Lord Jagannath is finally going to be over as the district administration of Puri took an in-principle decision on Friday to throw open the Singhadwar of Srimandir for devotees from 23 December, albeit with restrictions. It may be mentioned here that the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration […]
Bhubaneswar: There goes a saying in Upanishads “Dreams are real as long as they last”. With the Odisha Cabinet having given its nod to bring the Lord Shree Lingaraj Temple Act ordinance on Monday, the dream to manage the ancient 12th century of Lord Shiva on the lines of Puri Shree Jagannath Temple has become […]
Bhubaneswar: The decision of the administration to recommend Odisha government for reopening of Puri Jagannath temple ahead of New Year has been welcomed by devotees from across the State and outside. The excitement among the devotees has reached its zenith as they have been deprived of the darshan of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings […]