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.
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.
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 or the return journey of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from Gundicha temple to Srimandir will be held 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: 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…
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]