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Puri Rath Yatra Cancellation Will Be A Dark Episode In History: Lord Jagannath’s Badagrahi

Puri: Will elephants or machines be roped in to pull the chariots of the Holy Trinity during Puri Rath Yatra if devotees are not allowed to participate in the annual event in view of the COVID-19 pandemic? Such pertinent questions are creating turbulence in the minds of millions of devotees as the State government is […]

‘No Harm If Rath Yatra Not Held' Amid COVID19 Outbreak: Mukti Mandap Scholars

Puri: While uncertainty looms large over Rath Yatra in Puri this year amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Coronavirus, the highest body of Hindu religious scholars in Puri Srimandir, Mukti Mandap, stated on Monday that there is no harm if the annual Rath Yatra is not held this year in the wake […]

Achyuta Samanta tenders apology for 'Pusyaviseka' ritual

Bhubaneswar: Under pressure from different sections, KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta today tendered unconditional apology for conducting his own ‘Pusyaviseka’ on the lines of Puri King Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singha Deb and promised no recurrence of such act in future. Through an official communication from KIIT, Samanta also held the trustee of KIIT Jagannath […]

A Man Who Lived And Died On His Own Terms

He was the quintessential non-conformist, a true iconoclast, a perennial rebel, a textbook bohemian and an erudite scholar who could speak and write with equal felicity on things as varied as international oil politics and the Jagannath Cult. But all these epithets don’t even begin to describe the person that Gopal Krushna Mishra was. As […]

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 […]