To understand the present-day situation of the Puri Jagannath temple administration, one needs to understand how it was originally designed. The recorded history of Srimandir is a long and interesting one.
Once the tourism sector in Odisha revives after the Covid pandemic, a visual treat would greet the tourists when they step into Raghurajpur, the heritage village of Puri. Amidst a raging pandemic that has drawn curtains on the livelihood of the artists, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with the state culture department came up with an innovative idea and organised a traditional Mural camp (pattachitra) at Raghurajpur from June 9 to 13, 2021. Families of as many as 150 artisans participated in this camp by painting the walls and the front portion of their own houses. The Akademi will provide Rs 10,000 remuneration to each family while five best works would receive awards, informed Akademi president and acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.
Rukmini Harana Ekadashi falls on June 21st this year. On this holy day - Lord Jagannath, an aspect of Lord Vishnu, marries Rukmini, an aspect of Devi Lakshmi.
In 1909, Pandit Gopabandhu established an ideal school, Satyabadi Vana Vidyalaya at Sakhigopal. This was a catalyst in spreading national consciousness, in Odisha.
Chief Administrator of the Puri SJTA, Krishan Kumar chaired a meeting on Thursday (May 20) for discussion regarding smooth conduct of Rath Yatra rituals. The meeting was convened after several servitors engaged in construction of chariots for Rath Yatra tested positive for Covid-19.
In the backdrop of the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases, the Puri district administration has decided to issue prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC barring gathering around the Narendra Puhskarini and Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office during the upcoming Chandan Yatra
Disturbing incident inside the Ananda Bazaar of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri. A servitor was injured after being allegedly attacked by another fellow servitor on the temple premises on Monday.
A youth was arrested on the charges of abusing and attacking an on-duty policeman during weekend shutdown at Balanga area in Puri district on Sunday
Puri: In the latest development concerning Srimandir in Puri, the upcoming famous annual ‘Chandana Yatra’ of Lord Jagannath will be held outside the Srimandir premises this year amid strict Covid-19…
Bhubaneswar: In order to manage the escalating Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned additional funds for three districts-Puri, Sonepur and Sambalpur- from the Chief Minister Relief Fund…