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Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra begins beautification of Puri temple Jagamohan

Puri:  Odia architect Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra has started beautification of the stainless steel frame installed for the purpose of Jagamohan of Jagannath temple in Puri. According to information, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Raghunath Mohapatra have signed an agreement in this regard. According to the deal, the Jagamohan will be designed with a […]

Puri temple admin to evict establishments near ‘Meghnad Pachery’

Puri: In a bid to enhance security, the Jagannath temple administration on Sunday announced to evict business establishments and shops from near ‘Meghnad Pachery’ or the temple wall. The decision comes in the wake of some reformative guidelines suggested by the National Security Guard (NSG) audit to strengthen security and safety of the ancient shrine. […]

More metal detectors to be installed on Puri temple premises

Bhubaneswar: To ensure full-proof security at the Puri Jagannath temple, the State police is mulling over installation of more door frame metal detectors (DFMDs) on the premises of the 12th century shrine, stated DGP RP Sharma today. Talking to media persons Sharma informed, “Frisking of visitors is the priority from security point of view, but […]

Patitapabana bana snaps off Nilachakra on Sri Jagannath temple again

Puri: ‘Patitapabana bana’, the holy flag fixed atop Nilachakra of Puri Jagannath Temple snapped off late last night again due to strong gusty winds. The detaching of the flag from Nilachakra will not have any impact on any rituals as other flags fixed atop the temple remain unaffected, informed temple administration sources. As per temple […]

No smartphones for servitors inside Puri temple

Puri: Tightening security for the Puri Srimandir, the Chhatisha Niyog (priests’ body) has decided to restrict use of smartphone by servitors on temple premises. The decision taken at a meeting of the priests’ body held under the chairmanship of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Pradeep Jena here today came in the wake of a […]

Tanka Torani not to be banned at Jagannath temple in Puri

Puri: Devotees of Lord Jagannath can heave a sigh of relief as the sale of Tanka Torani at Ananda Bazar of the Puri Temple in Odisha will not be banned by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The Public Relation Officer of the Puri Temple administration has informed about the decision following the SJTA’s ban […]

Puri temple administration restricts use of adulterated ghee

Puri: Imposing restrictions on the use of adulterated desi ghee in the Puri Jagannath Temple, the administration today warned vendors from stopping the practice in and outside the shrine premises. District Collector Arvind Agarwal said all arrangements have been ensured so that only pure ghee from OMFED will be used to light diyas. The ghee […]

Is Puri temple safe & secure: measures seem far from satisfactory

Puri: Despite being regarded as one of the sensitive and vital destinations that could be on ‘terrorists’ radar, the security measures at Puri Jagannath temple leave much to be desired. A reality check conducted by OTV found that though three metal detectors have been installed at the entry points, they are not functioning as power […]

Darshan at Puri Jagannath Temple to remain suspended for 4 hrs

Puri: Jagannath Temple at Puri will remain closed for four hours today – from 2 pm to 6 pm owing to the conduct of secret ritual ‘Rahu Rekha’, informed Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). As per the ritual, Rahu Rekha, the ornament which was removed from the heads of the deities on the day of […]

CM pays surprise visit to Puri, thanks Lord Jagannath for smooth conduct of Rath Yatra

Puri: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today offered prayed to Lord Jagannath at the Puri Srimandir for smooth conduct of Rath Yatra rituals and successfully hosting Asian Athletics Championships. He also reviewed the repairs of the Jagamohan of the temple and directed for completion of remaining work within four months. The CM also thanked servitors for […]

Puri Temple ‘Rosasala’ in good condition, needs some repairs: Justice Das Commission

Puri: A day after the ASI assured the safety of Garbha Gruha and inspected the Jagamohan and Nata Mandap of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Justice BP Das Commission constituted for suggesting reforms to the shrine management, took stock of the Rosasala (kitchen) of the deities today. A five member team of the commission led […]

Garbha Gruha of Puri Jagannath Temple is safe, informs ASI technical team

Puri: After inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of the Jagannath Temple the technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today informed that it is safe except for a minor ventilation issue that will be inspected by a special committee. When asked about the Jagamohan repair, Director (Monument) of ASI said, “The construction […]

Trinity being worshipped as Patti Dian at Jagannath temple in Puri

Puri: The three deities of the Puri temple are unwell and have left the sanctum sactorum. But devotees visiting the temple still get to convey their prayers and put forth the worries of life before the Trinity who are present in form of patta chitra images known as ‘Patti Dian’. An incredible and unusual form […]

Devotee injured inside Puri temple, dies

Puri: A devotee from Kolkata Surjit Mallick, who was injured after falling inside Puri Jagannath temple premises, died here on Sunday. According to reports, Surjit, along with one of his relatives Prabir Ray had come to the temple for darshan in the morning. However, he fell down and was immediately rushed to the hospital by […]

Jagannath's Hati Besha disturbance snowballs into controversy 

Puri: A day after the reported disturbances during Hati Besha ritual of the deities, the Sri Jagannath Temple administration (SJTA) today said it will  inspect the CCTV footage of the ritual to find out facts. “If anyone is found to have violated guidelines, action would taken against him accordingly”, SJTA official said. Some servitors were […]

Srimandir admin bans touching of deities during Snana Yatra

Puri: Attributing it as a punishable offence, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today clarified that no one will be permitted to touch the deities during the Snana Yatra ritual of the holy trinity. While citing that everyone can have darshan of the deities, the SJTA chief administrator Pradeep Jena said no one will be […]

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Rath construction resumes after wage hike assurance to servitors

Puri: After stalling Rath Yatra chariot construction work for around three hours today protesting hike in overtime wages, the Maharana servitors have resumed the work as administration assured them that the wages will be paid timely. The Maharana servitors said that they complete the construction work withing 58 days after working overtime before Snana Purnima […]

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Puri Temple admin: Family members of servitors, devotees can't climb atop Snana Mandap

Puri: The family members of servitors and devotees will not be allowed the privilege to climb above the sacred bathing altar during the Snana Purnima ritual, Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee ruled on Tuesday after elaborate discussions in this connection. While, Puri seer Shankaracharya will be allowed to have darshan of deities and perform his rituals atop the Mandap during […]

Baripada rape case victim recovering, govt provides help

Baripada: The condition of the physically challenged 11-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped in the Jagannath Temple premises here last week, is improving and the state has provided financial assistance to her family. The alleged rape took place on last Friday night at the temple in Mayurbhanj district headquarter town and not in Puri as […]

Thousands pray for recovery of Baripada temple rape victim

Baripada: As the physically challenged minor rape victim of Baripada’s Jagannath temple struggles for survival at the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, a large number of people today prayed to the Lord for her speedy recovery. The activists of BJP Yuva Morcha held a rally that culminated at the Jagannath Temple here and lit […]

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Puri temple admin to set up heritage park at Jagannath Ballav Math

Puri: Announcing a slew of various reformative developments for Puri Jagannath temple, the shrine administration on Friday informed to set up a heritage park at Jagannath Ballav Math. Informing this to media persons after attending a meeting chaired by Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, temple administrator Suresh Mohaptra said in 42 acre land of the math, […]

Girl climbing chariot: Complaint filed against 3 more servitors

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has filed a complaint against three servitors at Singhadwara police station in connection with the girl climbing the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra during Niladri Bije ritual on Sunday night. The servitors against whom complaint has been filed are Damodar Mahasuara, Jayakrushna Mahasuara and Ipsit Pratihari. On Tuesday, the […]

Stage set for Bahuda Jatra in Puri tomorrow

Sevayats (servitors) of Shri Jagannath temple and the temple administration are busy giving finishing touches to the preparations for the Bahuda Jatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra tomorrow

Decision on repair of Jagmohan, Garbha Griha soon

Puri: The high level technical committee of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will decide on the permanent repair of Garbha Griha, the sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Jagannath temple, and Jagmohan, the hall facing the 12th century shrine, in the next couple of days, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Suresh Mohapatra informed after […]

Nalco to spruce up periphery of Sri Mandir

Union Mines Secretary Balvinder Kumar today said Navratna PSU Nalco will work towards sprucing up and maintaining cleanliness the area outside the Sri Mandir in Puri.