Taking note of children not being allowed entry into the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Friday termed the restrictions 'unfortunate'.
Entering the sanctum sanctorum is strictly forbidden for devotees while a maximum number of 100 devotees are being allowed at a time.
Singhadwara of Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will be plated in silver similar to what has been done to the main doors at the Srimandir in Puri
After Puri Srimandir, Lingaraj Temple's 'Singhadwara' (Lion gate) will soon get a coating of silver.
3D images of the famous Lingaraja and Rajarani temples in the State Capital city Bhubaneswar would be at the fingertips by 2022
The approved locations for drone operations for the NISER survey include the Lord Lingaraj temple and Raja-Rani temple in Bhubaneswar.
The move of the TPCODL and Odisha Government irked the sevayats who have threatened to stall the daily rituals of the temple.
Bhubaneswar: The municipal corporation authorities of the State Capital city of Odisha on Tuesday announced to close down all religious institutions under its jurisdiction as a precautionary measure to put…
Bhubaneswar: The famous Lingaraj temple in the State Capital city of Odisha will now once again remain out of bounds for devotees as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided…
Bhubaneswar: The famous Rukuna Rath Yatra, the annual chariot festival of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar, which is scheduled for April 20 this year will be pulled without the participation of…
Bhubaneswar: A servitor at the Lingaraj temple along with three of his family members have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. As per preliminary reports, all them have been kept in isolation and already necessary contact tracing has reportedly begun as per protocol. The issue of a servitor testing positive for […]
Bhubaneswar: Devotees in Odisha broke their Maha Shivratri fast after the Mahadipa was raised atop Lingaraj temple ahead of the scheduled time (10 PM) on Thursday. Devotees broke their day-long fast after witnessing the raising of the Mahadipa atop the temple. The Jagara Jatra was celebrated across Shiva shrines in Odisha amid strict Covid-19 restrictions. […]
Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has made elaborate security arrangements in the State Capital city today in view of Mahashivratri. As many as 34 platoons of forces have been deployed at various sensitive points across the city. Over 100 officers including ACPs, additional DCP rank officers are monitoring the security system, DCP Umashankar Dash said. At […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday restricted any kind of congregation on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri on March 11. The restrictions have been clamped in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation. Even though the Covid-19 situation is under control in Odisha, there has been surge in the number of daily cases in several […]
Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 test of Lingaraj Temple servitors and police personnel will be conducted from today ahead of Maha Shivaratri on March 11. A decision in this regard was taken during a coordination meeting held yesterday to chalk out plans for the smooth conduct of much-awaited ritual of Lord Shiva with all Covid-19 restrictions in place. […]
Bhubaneswar: The Jagara Jatra (Maha Shivaratri) celebrations at the famous Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will be held with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday held a preparatory meeting with the representatives of the sevayat groups and trust bodies of the 11th century shrine to discuss the festival arrangements in […]
Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government has been requesting the Centre to withdraw the National Monuments Authority (NMA) draft bylaws for the Ekamra Kshetra temples, contrasting reports have emerged wherein a notification issued by Union Ministry of Culture mentions specifying an authorised officer in Odisha way back in 2014 to be a part of […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD spokesperson Shreemayee Mishra alleged that the National Monuments Authority (NMA) and the ASI are trying to restrain the developmental drive in the Ekamra Kshetra, the State unit of BJP on Thursday counter-attacked Odisha government saying that it is instead demeaning the rich heritage and culture of the State. Addressing a […]
Bhubaneswar: The Lingaraj Temple Trust Board has demanded withdrawal of the draft notification on heritage bylaws for the Lingaraj Temple which has been prepared by the National Monument Authority (NMA) under the Ministry of Culture. The move comes three days after the NMA withdrew the bylaws draft for Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. In a […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The draft notification on the heritage bylaws for the Sri Jagannath Temple has been withdrawn while the notification for the Lingaraj and Anant Basudev temples has remained in force. It was confirmed by the Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel today in New Delhi. “There is no universal bylaw for all the temples […]
Bhubaneswar: Is Odisha government getting too anxious to earn the Heritage City tag for Bhubaneswar? The demolition drive for the Ekamra Kshetra beautification project around the temple of Lord Lingaraj in the capital city is seen being executed at a faster pace, but allegedly without approval of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) even though […]
Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday unearthed a base made of ancient stones which are believed to be the remains of an ancient temple in the vicinity of Suka-Sari Temples near 11th century Lingaraj shrine here in the city. The ancient structure was unearthed during excavation drive carried out by the ASI […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday launched the much-awaited Bindusagar cleaning initiative. Bindusagar, one of the natural heritage and holy lakes in temple city Bhubaneswar, is situated in the north of Lingaraj temple. The estimated cost for the revival and cleaning of the iconic lake is Rs 70 […]
Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has withdrawn the age restriction for devotees for entry into the Lord Lingaraj temple as the 11th century shrine reopened its door for public in the Capital City on Wednesday, after remaining closed for almost nine months due to Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, the BMC had barred the entry of […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the world bid goodbye to a year mired in a global pandemic, in Odisha, hundreds and thousands of people who usually stood in front of the temples in queue to begin every year with the divine blessings, are a disappointed lot the way first morning of 2021 started. The fact that the […]