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BJD MLA Byomakesh Ray Fined
BJD MLA Byomakesh Ray Fined For Parking Car Outside Lord Jagannath Temple In Puri

Puri Police swung into action and slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 on Ray. The zone has been declared no parking and no vending zones in order to avoid rush in front of the 12th century shrine.

Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses
Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses

The servitors of Puri Srimandir will get free houses. "We have identified 8 acre of land for that purpose and each family will get plot of around 600 sq ft and Rs 2 lakh for constriction of house," he said.

dismantling of chariots begins in Puri
Dismantling Of Chariots Begins At Puri Ahead Of Reopening Of Lord Jagannath Temple

Chief Administrator of SJTA Krishan Kumar had yesterday informed about the reopening of the 12th-century shrine for devotees from August 16 after a meeting with the Chhatisa Nijog.

Bahuda Jatra
Stage Set For Bahuda Jatra, Srimandir Admin Announces Ritual Timings

Bahuda Jatra or the return journey of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from Gundicha temple to Srimandir will be held tomorrow. 

Puri Srimandir Sanitized, Covid Negative Report Mandatory For Outsiders From Tomorrow

Puri: With the surge in Covid-19 cases in the State, a massive disinfection drive was undertaken inside and outside the Lord Jagannath Temple complex in Puri on Sunday. As per…

Puri Srimandir To Remain Shut On Weekends: Shrine Issues New SOP Over Covid Surge

Puri: With Covid-19 second wave spreading fast and furious in the State, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday issued a revised standard operating procedure (SOP) for Srimandir which…

Odisha: NSG Makes Recce Of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri

Puri: A team from the National Security Guard (NSG) on Wednesday carried out a reconnaissance of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to take stock of the facilities and security build up at the world-famous shrine. The exercise is a part of the elite commando unit’s security inspection at major pilgrimages and other sensitive places […]

Puri: Srimandir Servitor Detained For Attacking Another Servitor
Puri: Srimandir Servitor Detained For Attacking Fellow Servitor

Puri: A servitor of Lord Jagannath Temple here has been detained by the Singhadwar Police for allegedly attacking fellow sevayat leading to minor injuries of his forehead, near the Uttardwara of the 12th-century shrine on Monday morning. The accused ‘Suara’ servitor, Ramakrushna Khuntia is being interrogated by the police while the ‘Jatri Sahayak’ servitor identified […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Puri Srimandir Sees Reopening Preparations, Baladevjew Shrine To Open For Public From Jan 3

Bhubaneswar: The preparations to reopen Srimandir in Puri from December 23 have begun keeping in mind all the Covid-19 protocols. The 12th century shrine has been closed for the last nine months due to the ongoing pandemic situation. A closed door meeting in this regard was held between Puri district collector Balwant Singh, SP Kanwar […]

Orissa HC Orders Puri Collector To Rehabilitate 7 Families Evicted For Srimandir Heritage Corridor

Cuttack/Puri: The Orissa High Court on Thursday ordered Puri collector to identify and distribute undisputed land plots within six weeks to the seven families of Baseli Sahi, who were evicted by the district authorities during the process of making way for the Lord Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor project. In view of the grievances of the […]

Suna Besha Ritual Delay On Pausha Purnima: Servitors Blame Administration  
Beautification Of Srimandir: ASI, Mumbai-Based Firm Inspect Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and officials of a Mumbai-based company, MBCC visited Srimandir in Puri and examined the several parts of the 12th century shrine on Wednesday. The team discussed the beautification work to be done inside the Srimandir premises and appropriate measures to be taken by the temple authorities […]

Column: Fight Against COVID-19 Caught Between Complacency and Panic

By Sandeep Sahu It’s already a scary situation, the kind that people have perhaps not seen in their lifetime. No large family, social or religious gatherings, no seminars or workshops, no schools or colleges, no cinema or theatre, no visits to tourist places, no entertainment or merry-making …. the list goes on. [Strangely, the ban […]

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 […]

Op-Ed: High Time Govt Came Clean on Demolition Around Puri Temple

By Sandeep Sahu A fortnight after the demolition drive inside a 75-meter radius around the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri began, no one knows what the government proposes to do with the land thus cleared. Will it be a No Man’s Land with only a passage left for devotees to enter the temple? Will part […]

Include Puri, Konark in iconic tourist list: Odisha BJP MPs

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Odisha have requested Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to include the Jagannath temple in Puri and Sun Temple in Konark in the list of India’s Iconic Tourist Sites. In a letter to the Union Minister, released to media on Friday, the MPs have sought his personal […]

Ratna Bhandar Key controversy a political game plan: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: The disappearance of original Ratna Bhandar key and sudden emergence of a duplicate key has certainly raised many eyebrows with senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today raising questions as to how a duplicate key can be made if the original one is missing. “They are saying that the Ratna Bhandar has been opened many […]

Ratna-Bhandar Srimandir
Govt issues ToR for inquiry into Ratna Bhandar key controversy

Bhubaneswar: Amid massive public and political outrage, Odisha government on Thursday tried to throw the ball into the court of  the Inquiry Commission formed to deal with the Ratna Bhandar key controversy by issuing a notification and terms of reference (ToR) for the inquiry. As per the notification, the commission will carry out an investigation […]

VHP seeks implementation of SC order on Srimandir reforms

Bhubaneswar: Hailing the recent Supreme Court’s decision for streamlining the existing management and affairs of Puri Srimandir, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said that Odisha government should intervene as time is now ripe for undertaking reform measures for the 12th century shrine. The VHP also demanded formation of a committee comprising Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, […]

Nepal may not supply musk to Puri Srimandir anymore: King Gyanendra

Puri: Nepal may no longer be able to supply deer musk or Kasturi to the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, as it is a banned item internationally, said Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev on Friday. “Musk is a prohibited item worldwide, so I do not think that Nepal can provide it at this […]

Worms found in rice supplied for Srimandir ‘Prasad’

Puri: Raising serious concerns over the hygiene standards followed in preparation of ‘Maha Prasad’ at Puri Srimandir, OTV team stumbled upon bags of insect-infested rice being supplied to the temple. The incident came to light couple of days earlier when packets of rice meant for cooking ‘Prasad’ being carried on a trolley rickshaw were found […]

Mukti Mandap pics on Odia almanac sparks row

Puri: Laxity in security norms inside Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri came to limelight after some forbidden photos of Mukti Mandap Pandit Sabha inspecting the holy Trinity’s rituals in the temple panjika (almanac) are found featured in Maa Hingula Panjika, a regional Odia almanac, posing serious question on safety of the shrine. As per the […]

Puri temple managing committee to review Rath Yatra festivities

Puri: Managing Committee meeting of Puri Lord Jagannath Temple will be held today to review the recently completed Rath Yatra festivities including Bahuda Yatra, Suna Besha and Niladri Bije. Discussion regarding the discipline maintained during the Rath Yatra is likely to be held in the meeting. Review of ‘Snana Yatra‘ proceedings and its arrangements had been […]

ASI team to inspect Garbha Gruha of Puri Jagannath Temple tomorrow

Puri: A technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will inspect the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri on Tuesday, informed chief of the technical core committee NC Pal today. Director (Monument) of ASI and officials of the temple will also accompany the technical team, said Pal. The team will […]

Posters urge servitors to fight for their rights

Puri: Urging the servitors to fight for their rights, posters were again put up by the Shree Jagannath Sevayat Sammilani (SJSS) at the South Gate of Lord Jagannath Temple here on Sunday. The rights of the servitors, their family members to have darshan of the deities in the coming Niladri Bije should be kept intact, […]

Puri king, family offer prayers
Puri king, family offer prayers at Lord Jagannath Temple

Puri: With the world famous Rath Yatra fast approaching, Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, accompanied by Queen Lilabati Pattamahadei, their daughter, son-in-law and grandson, visited the Lord Jagannath temple on Friday and offered prayers to the deities. Later in the day Gajapati inspected the Jagamohan repair work and installation of steel portal frames. He also […]