As the holy Kartik month began on Monday, Habisyalis (elderly women who observe fast during the month) across the State congregated in the pilgrim town of Puri to observe month-long Kartika Brata.
Those who observe Kartika Brata, take a holy dip in Mahodadhi, worship Mahaprabhu and have the Mahaprasad. By doing so, they come closer to Lord Jagannath.
With the onset of holy Kartik month and unseasonal rains, vegetable markets across Odisha have been set on fire
The five-day period of Panchaka Brata of the Kartik Month began from Monday. The festive occasion will culminate with the Kartik Purnima on November 19.
In a major development, the rituals for the ensuing Kartik Month in Srimandir was finalised by the Chhatisha Nijog Meeting on Monday.
Bhubaneswar: As the holy month Kartik began from today, as many as 2000 habisyalis (Women devotees who observe Kartik brata in Puri) will get free accommodation, Mahaprasad and health care under Kartik Habis Brata Yojana. Aimed at facilitating free lodging, health care and food for the Hindu widows during the holy month, the Odisha government […]
Cuttack: Elaborate security arrangements have been made at Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh block of Cuttack district for the ‘Bada Osa’ celebrations tomorrow. The preparations for ‘Gaja Bhoga’ which will be offered to Lord Dhabaleswar on the occasion of Bada Osa are in full swing. As per tradition, the bhoga will be offered to the lord […]
Bhubaneswar: With the start of the holy month of ‘Kartik’, vegetables prices in Odisha have put consumer budgets in disarray. While some vegetable vendors believe that the prices will remain high for the entire month and blame untimely rains for supply shortage, some feel that the prices will come down soon. “During Kartik month, the […]
Puri: Putting an end to the long wait which the devotees of Lord Jagannath had to endure to get their hands on the holy Abadha (Mahaprasad), the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has finally decided to resume selling of Abadha in the Srimandir, only during month of Kartik. Krushnachandra Pratihari, the Secretary of Suara-Mahasura Nijog […]
Puri: With the Lord Jagannath Temple in the pilgrim town closed for devotees and no special arrangements in place Puri this year to observe the holy Kartika month beginning tomorrow, the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have played as a dampener for Habishyalis. Every year Habishyalis throng the pilgrim town in lakhs of numbers to observe one-month-long […]
Puri: The ‘Besha Anukula’ ceremony that marks the beginning of the preparations for the rare ‘Nagarjuna Besha’ of Lord Jagannath and his sibling deities in Puri Srimandir was held today. Besha silpis, the artisans in-charge of designing the special costumes of the Lords have begun the crafting of the attire after the initiation ceremony. Various […]
Puri: The Puri district administration on Thursday urged Habisyalis (women devotees who observe Kartik brata) not to visit the pilgrim town during the holy month of Kartik this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a large number of pilgrims (particularly widows and women) usually flock Puri in service of the Lord Jagannath and […]
Athagarh: Even as religious places across Odisha remained closed due to Covid-19 pandemic, the servitors of Dhabaleswar temple in Athagarh area of Cuttack district on Friday demanded reopening of the temple in view of the holy Kartik month. According to sources, special rituals of Lord Dhabaleswar are performed during Kartik month. Gaja Bhoga is also […]
Puri: The Jagannath Temple at Puri (Srimandir) will be setting up two special counters to avail Mahaprasad to Habishyalis and devotees during the month of Kartik. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting between the Suar-Mahasuar Nijog and the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday. As per reports, there will be […]
Puri: Devotees can now get a close view of Lord Patitapabana as the Srimandir and the district administration have moved the barricade 20 feet further towards the Singhadwar. The special arrangement will help devotees get a close glimpse of the Lord during the month of Kartik. One can now enter through the barricade at Srimandir […]