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Inside pictures of Puri Jagannath Temple go viral again
COVID-19: Puri Jagannath Temple Servitors To Get Cash Assistance Of Rs 5000 Each

Puri: In a welcome move for the cash starved servitors of Puri Srimandir who are reeling under the lockdown enforced in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, the top managing body of the shrine, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration on Friday announced an incentive package of Rs 5000 to each servitor of the temple. […]

Jagannath Temple Receives Over Rs 187.01 Cr Donation: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri city has received over Rs 187.01 crore donation from devotees by the end of January this year, informed Law Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday. Replying to a written question of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Umakant Samantray, the Law Minister told the State Assembly that the total collection […]

ISKCON’s Untimely Rath Yatra In Mumbai Triggers Resentment In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The untimely Rath Yatra organised by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Mumbai on Thursday sparked a major controversy with Puri Srimandir authorities and Jagannath culture experts in Odisha opposing such arbitrary conduct of the festival. The idols of deities- Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra were […]

OTV Impact: ‘No Charcoal From Outside Will be Allowed Into Puri Jagannath Temple’

Puri: A day after OTV telecast a report that charcoal from outside is allegedly being used for cooking ‘Mahaprasad’ at Puri Jagannath Temple, the authorities on Friday swung into action and alerted security guards to ensure that no such items are allowed inside the shrine. Puri Jaganath Temple Niti (Ritual) Administrator, Jitendra Kumar today informed […]

Puri Srimandir Reforms
Report On Srimandir Reforms Needs Revisit, SC Says 'Not Satisfied'

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over the status of the report submitted by Managing Committee of Jagannath temple with regard to Srimandir reforms citing that the report is incomplete and needs revisit. The Apex Court further asked Amicus Curiae to study the report and submit the findings based on which the final […]

Odisha Govt Gears Up For Peripheral Development of Konark Sun Temple

Konark: After Jagannath Temple in Puri and Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha government has begun process for peripheral development of the Konark Sun Temple. As per reports, Works Secretary of Odisha government Krishan Kumar and Puri district Collector Balwant Singh visited Konark Temple on Tuesday evening and reviewed the situation. Both of them reportedly […]

Sikh Youths From Punjab Climb Atop Mangu Mutt Near Puri Srimandir, Install Religious Insignia

Puri: Police were caught off guard after five turban-clad Punjabi youths were spotted atop Mangu Mutt on Thursday. According to reports, the youths from Punjab had arrived in Puri after they came across some video message regarding the demolition of Mangu Mutt for the Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor project. The incident created a flutter as […]

Photo Of Youth Speaking On Mobile Phone Inside Puri Srimandir Goes Viral

Puri: A picture of a youth speaking on mobile phone from inside Puri Srimandir premises went viral of social media today. In the photo, a youth, who is yet to be identified, could be seen speaking on mobile phone while standing on ‘Chahani Mandap’ inside the premises of Jagannath Temple where phones and cameras are […]

Devotion Born In CM Naveen For Puri Very Surprising: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb

Puri: Ever since Odisha was born as a separate State (Utkal Pradesh), no Chief Minister had shown interest to develop Puri as a world heritage site or construct a security zone around Sri Jagannath Temple. It is actually surprising to see CM Naveen Patnaik showing so much interest for the heritage corridor, said Puri Gajapati […]

Wood From Trees Uprooted During Cyclone Fani To Be Used In Jagannath Temple Kitchen

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday decided that the wood from trees uprooted at Balukhand Sanctuary during cyclone Fani would be utilised to cook food at the kitchen in Lord Jagannath Temple. A portion of the dead wood collected from sanctuary would also be sent to ‘Swargadwar’ (crematorium) to be used for funerals, said forest […]

Punjabi Mutt Near Puri Jagannath Temple Sealed

Puri: The district administration on Monday sealed the Punjabi Mutt located on the southern side of the Puri Jagannath temple following allegations of narcotics trade on its premises. The particular building was sealed by police in presence of a magistrate. As the particular structure was coming within 75 meters of the boundary wall of Srimandir […]

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Orissa HC Hears Important Cases Pertaining To Puri Srimandir & Konark Sun Temple

Cuttack: Two important cases pertaining to the repair works of Jagmohan in Puri Srimandir and Konark Sun Temple came up for hearing before the Orissa High Court today. As per the earlier order of the High Court, design of a ramp for the differently-abled visitors at Srimandir has been made and permission to build the […]

Security beefed up in Puri for ‘Panchuka’

Puri: Keeping in view the large number of devotees expected to throng Puri on ‘Panchuka’ tomorrow, police have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure smooth darshan of the holy trinity. Lord Jagannath will don the ‘Laxmi Narayan Besha’ on Friday, which is the very first day of Panchuka. And so, the pilgrim town is expected […]

Srikhetra Has Turned Into Kurukshetra: Bijoy Takes A Dig At Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar/Puri: Strongly criticising the razing of structures near Puri Srimandir, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra today slammed the Naveen-led government citing that in just seven days, it has turned Srikhetra into a Kurukshetra. He further held the demolition drive ‘illegal’ while referring to reports of government initiating the move based on an interim report of […]

Naveen Patnaik To Puri Residents
CM Naveen Exhorts Puri Residents To Sacrifice Land For Lord Jagannath

Puri: Amid uproar among residents opposing the eviction of encroachments within 75 metres of Meghanad Pacheri of Puri Jagannath Temple, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed the people affected by the eviction drive to give up their land and allow removal of the structures in order to ensure safety and security of the temple. In […]

Op-Ed: Resistance Notwithstanding Reforms Should Be Implemented

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Change, as the proverb goes, may be the only constant in life but it is never easy to effect. Most people, by their very nature, are reluctant to accept change for it threatens to disturb the equilibrium of their lives at least temporarily. Even a change for the better takes time […]

Muhurat Of Tarang Cine's 'Mr Majnu' Held In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The ‘muhurat’ of Odia movie ‘Mr Majnu’ under the banner of Tarang Cine Productions was held at RCM Jagannath Temple in Bhubaneswar today. While Babusan will be the lead character in the movie, actresses Surmayee Mohapatra, Divyadisha Mohanty and Sheetal Patra will also be a part of the upcoming flick. The movie will be […]

Understanding The Rituals Of Gamha Purnima

By Srinibash Samal Gamha Purnima or Rakhi Purnima is celebrated with much fervour across the state. The festival celebrates the bond of love between brothers and sisters. To mark the festival, brothers and sisters in every household of the state start preparations very early in the morning. While girls prepare the ‘puja thali’ filled with […]

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SJTA’s decision on granting of Rath Yatra telecast rights today

Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will take the final decision over auction of Rath Yatra live broadcasting rights today. Close on the heels of the temple administration’s letter inviting reputed TV channels to bid for the live broadcast rights of the event, several Odia and Hindi channels on Monday participated in the bidding […]

Cyclone Fani leaves a trail of devastation in Lokanath temple

Puri: It’s not the world famous Jagannath temple that witnessed huge damages by the rampaging ‘Fani’ fury. Many other world heritage sites, historical monuments too are not spared. And the famous Sri Lokanath temple in Puri is not an exception. As per reports, Lokanath temple in Puri district incurred severe damages owing to the fury […]

Puri temple admin directs servitors to streamline rituals or else face music

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has issued strict order to various servitor groups of the Srimandir asking them to ensure smooth and timely conduct of rituals or else face disciplinary actions. In a letter, SJTA chief Administrator Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra on Thursday urged all the servitor Nijogs to make sure that the palia […]

Biswajit Biswal takes charge as 'Niti Prashasaka' of Srimandir

Puri: Biswajit Biswal today replaced Pradip Dash as the new administrator (Niti) of Puri Srimandir and said that maintaining co-ordination among the servitors to ensure smooth conduct of rituals would be his top priority. After accepting charge on Monday, Biswal assured that all the problems would be solved through mutual cooperation and understanding. However, he […]

Devotees throng Dhabaleswar Temple for 'Gaja Bhoga'

Cuttack/Puri: The ‘Gaja Bhoga’ and ‘Tarana’ were distributed among devotees at Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh today. The prasad was offered to Lord Dhabaleswar in the midnight on Bada Osa yesterday. A large number of devotees have been thronging the temple since morning to witness ‘Harihar Besha’ of the Lord on the fourth day of Panchuka […]

Puri Srimandir interior picture again made viral on social media

Puri: Despite ban and stringent action against the violators, a picture of the Puri Jagannath temple’s interior was again made viral on social media. This time, one Megha Luthra uploaded the picture on her facebook account and captioned it ‘ek dham yatra’. Megha’s facebook profile mentions her as working at IndiGo Airlines and she is […]

Queue system at Puri Srimandir from Oct 1

Puri: With the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration all set to implement several reforms at the Puri Srimandir, as suggested by the Supreme Court, devotees will now have to stand in a queue for darshan of the deities from October 1. Temple sources said that plans have been made for smooth darshan of the deities with […]