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Tag: Mahashivratri

Odisha: Mahadipa Lifted Atop Lingaraj Temple, Devotees Break Maha Shivratri Fast

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. […]

Odisha: Women Accuse Priest Of Casteist Remarks During Mahashivratri Offerings

Balasore: A complaint has been lodged at the Simulia Police Station in the district by a group of women alleging casteist remarks by the priest at the Rameswar Temple in Chalunigaon village during Mahashivaratri floral offerings on Thursday. Sources said a group of more than 10 women belonging to a certain caste had visited the […]

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Mahashivratri: Security Blanket In Bhubaneswar, Overcrowding Will Stop Lighting Of Diyas At Lingaraj

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 […]

Mahashivratri 2021: Noted Personalities Extend Wishes To Nation

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. Devotees across the country thronged Lord Shiva temples and offered their prayers. President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted in Hindi, saying “Best wishes to all countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivaratri. Celebrated as a […]

Lingaraj Temple Servitorso Covid-19 Test Ahead Of Maha Shivratri
Odisha: Rituals Normalise At Lingaraj Temple After Delay Over Various Issues

Bhubaneswar: Bringing an end to uncertainty over the observance of the famous Jagar Yatra of Lord Lingaraj, rituals normalised at the famous 11th-century shrine after some hours of delay owing to dispute among some servitor groups over various issues. Soon after the Abakash, Mailam, Rosa and Homa rituals in the morning hours, servitors refused 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 […]

Duplicate entry passes issued to devotees at Lingaraj Temple!

Bhubaneswar: In a major lapse during the Mahashivratri rituals today, some devotees allegedly entered the Lingaraj Temple by using duplicate entry passes. The matter came to light after police today nabbed some pass holders trying to sneak into the temple by producing duplicate passes. As per reports, a group of miscreants helped some devotees enter […]

Maha Shivaratri: CP Issues Traffic Advisory, Check Road Diversions In Bhubaneswar
Odisha dips in Maha Shivaratri celebrations

Bhubaneswar: Amid stringent security arrangements, devotees queued up at various Shiva temples across Odisha since morning to offer special prayers to Lord Shiva on Maha Shivaratri today. People in large numbers thronged Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lokanath Temple in Puri, Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh, Chandrashekhar Temple at Kapilash in Dhenkanal and Akhandalamani Temple at Aradi […]

Devotees flock to Shiva shrines on ‘Mahashivratri’

Bhubaneswar: The Shiva temples across the State witnessed heavy crowds as devotees in lakhs thronged the shrines since morning to seek the blessing of Lord ‘Mahadev’ on the occasion of ‘Mahashivratri’today. Famous shrines including Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Kapilash in Dhenkanal, Akhandalamani iin Bhadrak, Gupteswar in Koraput, Loknath in Puri, Dhabaleswar in Cuttack, Vedavyasa in […]