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Tag: Lokanath Temple

Pankodhar Ritual Of Puri Lord Lokanath Today

Puri: The holy Pankodhar Neeti of Shri Lokanath will be observed under strict COVID restrictions on Tuesday as directed by the local district administration. As per tradition, the auspicious occasion which comes once every year witnesses the prime Shiva lingam at the shrine emerge from the year-long accumulation of flowers, water, milk and other puja […]

Maha Shivaratri: Sec 144 At Dhabaleswar, Akhandaleswar; Subdued Celebrations At Lokanath Temple

Cuttack/Bhadrak/Puri: In the wake of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the Maha Shivaratri (Jagara Jatra) on March 11 will be observed without public participation at many Shiva shrines across Odisha. The Cuttack district administration has decided to impose prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC around the famous Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh area to […]

Odisha Dips In The Spirit Of Mahashivratri, Devotees Witness 'Maha Deepa' Lifting

Bhubaneswar: Religious fervour hit a crescendo across Odisha especially in Ekamra Kshetra-Bhubaneswar where lakhs of devotees celebrated the grand night of Lord Shiva, the Mahashivratri on Friday. The celebration of the festival was in full swing at major Shiva shrines like Lord Lokanath Temple in Puri, Dhabaleswar in Cuttack, Akhandalamani in Bhadrak, Vedvyas in Rourkela and […]

Shiva Shrines across State crowded with kanwariyas on third Shravan Somvar

Bhubaneswar: Shiva shrines across the State were crowded with kanwariyas today on occasion of third Somvar of the holy month Sharvan. Devotees thronged the shrines in large numbers to pour holy water on Shiva lingas. As per the belief, wishes get fulfilled by offering prayers to Lord Shiva on Shravan Somvar. Special arrangements were made […]

Lokanath temple flooded ahead of Shravan Somvar

Puri: Devotees at Lokanath Temple here are having harrowing time as the shrine is now flooded with knee-deep water. Sources said water from ‘Parvati Sagar’ tank entered the temple last night causing problems in conduct of daily rituals at the sacred shrine today. A lot of devotees alleged that they could not pay obeisance to […]

Bol Bom devotees, servitors clash at Lokanath Temple in Puri

Puri: Two Kanwariyas (Bol Bom devotees) and five police personnel were injured in a clash between the two groups at Lokanath Temple in Puri today. Condition of one kanwariya is stated to be critical and he has been admitted to Puri hospital. According to sources, the Kanwariyas had a confrontation with the servitors over pouring […]