Bhubaneswar: Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Saturday said the agency aims to complete the grouting work of at least five of the eight damaged pockets of Jagmohan, the hall facing the 12th century shrine, before the Snan Yatra of deities on June 20. Attending a meeting presided over by Puri Gajapati […]
Bhubaneswar: The Justice PK Mohanty Commission set up by Odisha government to inquire into the stampede in Puri Jagannath temple on November 4th 2006, has hinted at laxity in security measures inside the temple which was ‘overcrowded’ on that day due to the ‘panchak’ festival. The stampede had occurred within the premises of the shrine […]
Repairs to the famed Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri are needed immediately to prevent collapse of certain parts of the 12th century shrine, warned a former IIT-Kharagpur faculty member who is spearheading its restoration
Puri: In an incident that has raised serious concerns among devotees, a dead rat was found in the ‘Mahaprasad’ served at the Shri Jagannath temple here yesterday. According to sources, the incident took place on Monday night when some devotees were consuming the prasad at the Nirmalyakhala of the temple. Devotees expressed their displeasure over […]
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 […]
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.
Puri: A day before President Pranab Mukherjee’s two-day visit to the State, the Odisha Police conducted a full-fledged mock drill in the afternoon today to check the security preparedness. Senior police officials, including DGP Sanjiv Marik, inspector-general R.P. Koche, superintendent of police Asish Kumar Singh took stock of the last-minute security arrangements at the Talabania […]
Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to auction the lands belonging to Lord Jagannath lying under the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) limits for which Sri Jagannath Temple Administration on Wednesday inked an MoU with the BDA in presence of CM Naveen Patnaik. In the first phase, 220 acres of land will be sold. “We have […]