The BMC on Tuesday issued guidelines for offering of paya shraddha and pinda and celebration of Chhat Puja at the banks of different water bodies under its jurisdiction.
The Puri district administration on Monday announced that tight restrictions will be imposed around the Lord Jagannath Temple on Diwali to discourage people not to light Kaunriya Kathi (jute sticks) near the shrine during the festival.
Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Diwali also known as festival of lights, festive fervour gripped residents of Odisha as they thronged firecracker markets, sweetmeat shops and also conducted special rituals like ‘Paya Shraddha’. In Puri, lakhs of devotees thronged Srimandir and lit ‘Kaunria Kathi’ (jute sticks) in front of Singhadwara while chanting ‘Badabadua Ho Andharare […]
Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: All roads in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar led to sweets, lights and firecrackers shops as Diwali fervour gripped the State today. People also offered homage and tributes to their ancestors during the festival of lights. Reports said due to the restrictions imposed on bursting of crackers by the Supreme Court, the sale […]