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Maha Shivaratri Celebrations At Lingaraj Temple With Strict Covid Protocols This Year
Lord Lingaraj’s Shital Sasthi Festival Gets BMC Nod

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday granted permission to the Lingaraj Temple Trust to conduct Shital Sasthi festival of Lord Lingaraj with limited number of servitors. 

The Ashoka Flower And Lingaraja’s Ratha

One festival that has been the very identity of Odisha is the Ratha Jatra of Puri. However, the concept of a festival built around a Ratha or chariot is not…

After Puri Nirmalya, Complaint Lodged Over Online Sale Of Lord Lingaraj's Abadha

Bhubaneswar: Tension brewed among the servitors of Lingaraj Temple after an e-Commerce firm was reportedly found selling the holy ‘Abadha’ of the temple through online mode. The ‘Brahman Nijog Samiti’ of the Lingaraj Temple lodged a complaint in connection with the case at the Lingaraj Police Station in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, an e-Commerce website […]

Uncertainty Looms Over Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Lord Lingaraj Due To Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: The enforcement of lockdown to thwart the spread of Coronavirus infection has now raised uncertainty over the celebration of Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj scheduled to be held on April 1, 2020 even though the construction of chariot used for the festival is underway as per the usual practice. It may be noted […]

No Solution In Sight To Disruption In ‘Handi Bhanga’ Ritual Of Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: Year after year and meetings after meetings, there seems to be no solution to disruption in the ‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar. The long-standing dispute between two sects of servitors has once again resulted in suspension of the age-old neeti at the 11-century shrine. This is the sixth consecutive time when […]

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 […]

Odisha's Rukuna Rath at R-Day a Paradigm Shift but Goa shows a New Way!

Bhubaneswar:  As the nation celebrated its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, with a grandeur display of the whole might of Indian heritage, culture and military strides, the rolling out of Rukuna Rath tableau from Odisha on the majestic Rajpath in the national capital has brought a paradigm shift in tableau shows. As per governance observers, […]

Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Odisha To Roll On Rajpath On R-Day

New Delhi: The Odisha government has decided to showcase Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj, worshipped as both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (Harihara) at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, at the Republic Day parade. The Lingaraj temple is said to be built in sixth century. According to legend, in the Tretya Yuga, Lord Rama […]

Preparation for annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj in full swing

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj, known as the Rukuna Rath Yatra, on the occasion of Ashokashtami on April 13, preparations for the mega event are in full swing. As per sources, as many as 70 carpenters have been appointed for the chariot construction work. Four new Nahakas and two new […]

‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj suspended for fifth consecutive year

Bhubaneswar: The long-standing dispute between two sects of servitors has once again resulted in suspension of ‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj at the 11th century shrine in Bhubaneswar. According to information, the ‘Handi Bhanga’ ritual of Lord Lingaraj is conducted every year on the first Saturday following Maha Shivaratri. As per the practice, Lord […]

Uncertainty looms large over Sital Sasthi ritual of Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: As the controversy over non participation of Lord Kapilanath in the Sital Sasthi Jatra of Lord Lingaraj continues to intensify, uncertainty looms large over the completion of the ritual. The Brahmin Nijog, a servitor association at the 11th century shrine on Thursday threatened to disrupt the Sital Sasthi Jatra, one of the most important […]

Rukuna Rath reaches Mausi Maa temple

Bhubaneswar: A day after initial hiccups, the Rukuna Rath of Lord Lingaraj today reached the Mausi Maa temple in Bhubaneswar. The chariot resumed its journey in the afternoon and reached the Mausi Maa temple after it was pulled by devotees with much enthusiasm in the evening. Earlier, the chariot pulling had to be stopped after […]

Rukuna Rath Yatra: Chariot pulling stopped mid-way

Bhubaneswar: Pulling of ‘Rukuna Rath’ of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar had to be stopped for today after the chariot’s rope snapped thrice. The Odisha Information and Public Relations department announced the decision to cancel chariot pulling due to shortage of ropes. The chariot only moved for a few feet only today, informed sources. “We cannot […]

Servitors’ stir breaches Lingaraj chandan yatra tradition

Bhubaneswar: The age old tradition of Chandan Yatra of Lord Lingaraj was violated yesterday as the holy event concluded at Bindu Sagar pond late in the night in the absence of Lord Kapileswar. Infighting among servitor groups of Kapileswar trust led to an inordinate delay and breach in traditions at the 11th century shrine. The […]