The Banajaga Yatra, undertaken for the Nabakalebara of the idols at Sharana Srikshetra in Dhenkanal’s Ekagharia, was stopped on Monday by the temple trust following stiff opposition from Jagannath devotees and the Daitapati Nijog at Srimandir in Puri.
Bhubaneswar: Claiming that the fixing of ‘daru’ (holy log) selection during the 2015 Nabakalebara festival has hurt religious sentiments of crores of Odias, the Odisha Civil Society today demanded a CBI probe into the whole episode. As ruling party leaders and bureaucrats are involved in such discrepancies, attempts are being made to suppress the matter, […]
Puri: The chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra, today informed that four out of 10 servitors have submitted their replies to the notice served in Brahma Paribartan fiasco during the Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath in 2015. “Out of the 10 servitors who were served notice, four of them have submitted their […]
Puri: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the English edition of ‘God’s Own People’, a documentary on Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath by internationally acclaimed film maker Nila Madhab Panda during the Rath Yatra in Puri on Sunday. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bacchan has lent his voice to the film. Sources said the Bollywood superstar has not charged […]
Bhubaneswar: The construction of Puri-Bhubaneswar National Highway, started in the year 2015, is still halfway. The work that should have completed before Nabakalebara is still incomplete for which discontentment has been seen in general. Puri Collector also informed that a letter, requesting for alternative measures, has been written to the State Government. Tourists arriving to […]
Keeping in mind the mega ritual Nabakalebar, State-run telecom company BSNL will launch its Wi-Fi services at Badadanda (The Grand Road) in Puri. This was informed by the chief general manager of the company at a press conference today
Bhubaneswar: The Daru (holy neem tree) meant for making of the idol of Lord Jagannath was axed after conclusion of Yajna Purnahuti held at Kharipadia near Raghunathpur in Jagatsinghpur district this evening. The Yajna process continued for last two days. The Swatri Brahamans conducted the Purnahuti today paving the way for the felling of the […]
Puri: The ongoing controversy surrounding the selection of holy timber ‘daru’ used for making idols of the deities at Puri Jagannath temple during the 2016 Nabakalebara festival has now got murkier with Premananda Das Mohapatra, the secretary of Daitapati Niyog levelling serious ‘fixing’ allegations on Saturday. It is not for the first time that allegations […]