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Will Provide Boarding In Puri At Rs 100-150 For Jagannath Devotees: SJTA Chief

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 Srimandir Reopening On Dec 23: Know The Restrictions & Modalities Here

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 […]

Odisha Govt Takes Over 3-Decades To Bring Lord Lingaraj Under Temple Act!
Odisha Govt Takes Over 3-Decades To Bring Lord Lingaraj Under Temple Act!

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 […]

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Puri Jagannath Temple To Open Ahead Of New Year; Here Are Special Instructions For Devotees

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 […]

SJTA Convenes Crucial Meeting Over Reopening Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) here has convened an all-important meeting with the Chhatisa Nijog on Saturday (December 12) to chalk out plans for reopening of the 12th-century shrine. As per sources, the administration has written to all the servitors’ body including servitors of Suar Mahasuar Nijog, Pujapanda, Pratiharis, and Khuntia Nijogs to […]

Normal Life Thrown Into Disarray As Dense Fog Blankets Parts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been thrown out of gear due to dense fog that enveloped several parts of the State on Thursday. The extreme foggy condition especially in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and interior parts of Odisha has also disrupted the road as well as railway traffic due to poor visibility. Such condition continued till late […]

Odisha: Missing Nagarjuna Besha Ornate Of Lord Jagannath Returns To Temple Garada

Puri: The controversy surrounding the missing ornate of Lord Jagannath during the Nagarjuna Besha that attracted criticism from devotees and Jagannath culture experts has finally been put to rest after the missing ‘sun and moon’ ornate were brought back to the Srimandir  ‘Garada’ on Friday. Chief Artisan of the Jagannath temple, Basant Moharana said that […]

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Puri: District Administration Bars Entry Of Outstation Devotees For Nagarjuna Besha

Puri: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the district administration in Puri on Wednesday urged the outstation devotees not to enter the town on the occasion of Nagarjuna Besha, to be observed on November 27. As per the earlier announcement made by the Srimandir Temple Administration (STA), the rare attire of the Trinity (Lord […]

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Hope For Nagarjuna Besha Darshan Dashed, SJTA To Take 4 Weeks Of Preparations To Reopen Srimandir

Puri: It looks like hope for public darshan of the rare Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath on November 27 this year is all but finished. More than that, devotees might also not be able to see the Holy Trinity in 2020. In a major decision on reopening of the 12th century-shrine, the managing committee of […]

Reopening Of Temples: Servitors Seek Puri Sankaracharya’s Intervention

Puri: Members of the servitors’ association on Monday met the Sankaracharya of Puri- Nischalananda Saraswati and sought his intervention over their demand to reopen temples across the State. They said temples and mutts especially those coming under the Endowment Commission be allowed to reopen for devotees in adherence to the Covid-19 protocols. The Sakhigopal temple, […]

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Silver Coating On Puri Srimandir Gates: Designs Await Approval, Resentment Over Non-Inclusion Of Odisha Artisans

Puri: Devotees will get a glimpse of the Kalinga architecture and Jagannath culture of Odisha in the designs and artwork in silver coating which will be showcased on gigantic wooden gates at the Jagannath Temple in Puri. The gates will be constructed with Burma teak and the work is expected to begin this month, informed […]

Unlock 6.0: Will Temples & Religious Institutions Re-open In Odisha? Here’s All You Need To Know

Bhubaneswar: Its over six months since all religious institutions across Odisha remain out of the bounds for the devotees owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. However, the release of Unlock 6.0 guidelines by the Odisha government on Saturday has kindled hopes among devotees for removal of the restrictions. As per the fresh Unlock 6.0 guidelines […]

Jagannath Sena Seeks Puri Sankaracharya's Guidance On Reopening Of Jagannath Temple

Puri: Jagannath Sena, a Puri-based outfit led by Priyadarshan Pattnaik, has sought guidance from Nischalananda Saraswati Maharaj on reopening of Lord Jagannath Temple and permission to devotees to witness the Nagarjuna Besha, which the Lord will don after a gap of 26 years. Pattnaik today visited the office of the Sankaracharya at Gobardhan Mutt and […]

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Administration Starts Process To Reopen Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: In a bid to reopen the Srimandir for the devotees, the Jagannath temple administration will now reconvene its discussions in a phased manner from Friday. According to sources, there will be discussions about the proposal of the reopening of the temple in the meeting of the temple administration and the managing committee. The administration […]

Puri Jagannath Temple: Legal Action Against COVID Positive Servitors For Entering The Premises

Puri: Amid demands for the reopening of Puri Srimandir, the temple authorities informed that over 400 servitors and employees of Puri Jagannath temple have tested positive for Covid-19 so far. Even after the rise in Covid-19 cases, many Sebayats (Servitors) who have tested positive were allegedly entering the temple premises. Following such allegations, the Shree […]

Puri Admin, Jagannath Temple Mgmt Geared Up For Battling Covid Situation At Srimandir

Puri: With hundreds from the Puri Srimandir servitors’ community testing positive for novel-coronavirus, an emergency meeting was held under the chairmanship of Puri Collector to review the Covid situation, with a focus on containing the further spread of the virus amongst the servitors and employees. The district authorities and temple administration expressed unwillingness to reopen […]

Puri Jagannath Temple Gates To Be Silver Plated

Puri: The Jagannath temple in Puri is all set to dazzle in a new look as plans are afoot to coat the gates of the sacred shrine with silver. As per reports, a devotee has evinced interest to donate 1,920 kg silver to the temple in this regard. Nearly six gates including Beharana gate, Jaya-Vijaya […]

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Jagannath Temple Treasure: Odisha Govt Asks SJTA To Inspect Inner Sanctum Ornaments

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to inspect the ornaments of Bhitara Ratna Bhandar (inner sanctum of Lord Jagannath’s treasure trove) in Puri. The Law Department in a letter dated August 18 has said that appropriate action as deemed proper may please be taken in the matter. The department’s communique […]

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Online Booking For Darshan At Puri Jagannath Temple?

Puri: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is contemplating to start an online booking system to facilitate darshan by devotees, informed temple managing committee member, Ramchandra Das Mohapatra. The decision is likely to benefit lakhs of devotees who are now unable to get a glimpse of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra due to COVID-19 […]

Two Puri Jagannath Temple Servitors Test Positive For COVID-19
Two Servitors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Test Positive For COVID-19

Puri: Two servitors of Sri Jagannath Temple here have tested positive for Novel-Coronavirus. The matter came to fore after the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) received the swab reports of the servitors involved in the Rath Yatra. “More than 2,600 servitors were tested for COVID-19, out of which two were found positive. Later, they were […]

ASI Begins Inspection Of Puri Jagannath Temple Precincts

Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri from today as the Holy Trinity are away on their annual sojourn at Mausi Maa temple. NC Pal, chief of the technical core committee of ASI, informed that the repair works […]

Puri Jagannath, Lingaraj Temple Renovation To Resume From May 29: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the development works at Lord Jagannath Temple and Lingaraj Temple will begin from May 29. The renovation work at both the shrines was stopped following the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. “We have had more than two months break due to the COVID […]

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Rath Yatra 2020: Odisha High Court Asks Govt To Complete Chariot Construction By June 22

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 […]

‘No Harm If Rath Yatra Not Held' Amid COVID19 Outbreak: Mukti Mandap Scholars

Puri: While uncertainty looms large over Rath Yatra in Puri this year amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Coronavirus, the highest body of Hindu religious scholars in Puri Srimandir, Mukti Mandap, stated on Monday that there is no harm if the annual Rath Yatra is not held this year in the wake […]

Puri Rath Yatra Rituals To Be Conducted Inside Srimandir During COVID19 Lockdown Till May 3

Puri: Putting all speculations to rest, the rituals pertaining to Akshay Tritiya, which marks the beginning of chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra, will be conducted inside Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) premises. Informing about the decision, Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb stated that as per Puri Shankaracharya’s recommendations, the rituals will be conducted inside Meghanadh […]