For Jagannath devotees, the mention of Nepal reminds them of Shalagrams and Kasturi or the fragrant extract from the musk deer.
Puri: The Chhatisa Nijog today expressed displeasure after Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev offered puja at the Sri Jagannath temple sans traditional attire—the dhoti. Dev wore a ‘Churidar Kurta’ and performed the puja of the deities near the Ratna Singhasan (Golden Throne) drawing flak from the servitors’ body. Janardana Pattajoshi Mohapatra, Chattisa Nijog […]
Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri has decided to bar ‘darshan’ by devotees between 9 AM and 12 noon tomorrow on account of Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev’s visit to the temple. The temple authorities have made elaborate arrangements for Nepal King’s visit. As per the schedule, the gate of […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Nepal King, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev today visited the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar and Sakhigopal temple in Puri. Elaborate security arrangements were made at the Lingaraj temple to ensure smooth conduct of rituals and special puja by the king. Asked about darshan, the King said, “I prayed for peace and also to maintain […]
Bhubaneswar: Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev received a rousing welcome after arriving at the Bhubaneswar Airport in Odisha today morning. The King is on a six-day visit to the State to attend various religious programmes. The king is scheduled to inaugurate the ‘Mission Wow Cow Goshala’ at Rathipur near Jatani today and will […]