The SJTA swung into action after receiving a letter from the Odia Language, Literature & Culture department wherein it was asked to constitute an advisory committee.
The sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Gundicha Temple was last repaired in 1994
After the cyclone that left over 10,000 people dead in Odisha, Kritichandra Baral landed up in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He had lost his memory and occupied a portion of a pavement in the port city.
While addressing the gathering, the first citizen of India said she has sought Lord Jagannath’s blessings for the well-being of the people of Odisha, of India as well as of the entire world.
Her daughter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP leader Sambit Patra and senior officers also joined the President.
The devotees, mostly elderly people spent the night to witness the Suna Besha inside the Puri Temple on the occasion of Kartik Purnima.
A Plus-III second year student of Nimapara Autonomous College approached School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday seeking justice.
Devotees queued up outside the temple from early dawn.
For the last solar eclipse of the year, the Chhatisa Nijog has fixed a special time table for the rituals at Puri Jagannath temple. The eclipse which is a partial one will be taking place in the wee hours of Tuesday. The eclipse will take place at 4:56:52 pm and the Sarva Moksha will occur at 6:26:52 pm. Cooking, food intake and rituals of deities are prohibited from 4.57 am.
The skyrocketing price of Mahaprasad (Abadha) in Puri Jagannath Temple has become a matter of concern for devotees. The rising prices of the Mahaprasad during the holy month of Kartik are burning holes in the pocket of devotees.
As the holy Kartik month began on Monday, Habisyalis (elderly women who observe fast during the month) across the State congregated in the pilgrim town of Puri to observe month-long Kartika Brata.
Clean drinking water seems to be a distant dream for the residents of villages under Korana panchayat of Astranga block in Puri district. Water taps in this area are releasing contaminated salty water while many are lying defunct for years together now.
On September 4, at least two people died after a boat capsized in Chilika lake.
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At the meeting, Padma Shri recipient renowned sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik wished to know the present status of the Ratna Bhandar, its repair work and reopening. But his proposal was technically sidelined, saying the matter was not in the agenda.
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According to sources, in the first phase the oil major will dig three smalls ponds and has engaged two JCBs for the digging work.
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A decision regarding the reopening of Ratna Bhandar will be taken in a meeting which is scheduled to be held on September 27.
Due to changing weather, uncertainty looms over final Suryakiran airshow which was supposed to be held tomorrow in Puri.
In presence of district Collector, the survey work for road widening started in Puri city.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Ganeshi Lal are likely to attend the show.
Not a single complaint has been registered against the vehicle owners.
On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, renowned sand artist Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a marvellous sand sculpture of Lord Ganesha at Puri sea beach. Patnaik has sculpted a 6ft tall sculpture of Lord Ganesha using 3,425 sand laddoos and some flowers. Surrounding the Vighnaharta are sculptures of two elephants worshipping the Lord.
‘Sara Ghara’ is a like a storeroom where utensils to cook Mahaprasad is stored.
Notably, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 1, 2022, regarding the setting up of a world-class Shree Jagannath airport in Puri.
Every year during the auspicious month, many Shiva devotees visit Lokanath temple in Puri, Dhabaleswar temple in Athagarh, Kapilash temple in Dhenkanal, Gupteswar temple in Koraput and Harishankar temple in Bolangir.
The ambitious Heritage Corridor project, pegged at a whopping Rs 331.28 crore, will be constructed by the Tatas
The return of the sibling deities to their holy abode Srimandir marks the end of the annual sojourn of the Lords. The final ritual conducted during Rath Yatra is Niladri Bije, the return of the deities back to sanctum sanctorum.
A day after Suna Besha (golden attire ritual), Lord Jagannath and His siblings are offered the Adhara Pana, a rich sweet drink made up of an assortment of milk, banana, cheese, black pepper, nutmeg, camphor and other ingredients and spices.
The Holy siblings – Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra – dazzled in golden attire atop their chariots during Suna Besha ritual, also known as the Rajadhiraja Besha, today (July 10). Catch a few glimpses of the iconic ritual as Trinity receives a golden makeover.
In the video, that has gone viral, the security personnel can be seen molesting the woman devotee taking the advantage of the huge crowd.
The nine-day annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His siblings ends today as deities will return to their abode in all glory and grandeur. Catch glimpses of Bahuda Yatra from the pilgrim town Puri.
Rath Yatra this year is being conducted with participation of devotees. For past two years , devotees were not allowed in view of the COVID19 pandemic. Here are some images of how Rath Yatra looked like then and now.
In an exclusive interview to OTV, the first servitor of Lord Jagannath at Srimandir expressed his desire to see the Ratna Bhandar to be opened as soon as possible.
According to the servitors, the temple is specifically for those who aren’t able to go into Srimandir due to one or the other reasons.
Meanwhile, devotees have flock to Badadanda in large number to witness the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity.
A day before the sibling deities undertake their sojourn to their aunt’s place, the chariots were pulled to Singhadhar of Puri Jagannath temple after the Agyan Mala bije rituals. The mega event is being held with public participation after a two-year pandemic hiatus.
Saswat Ranjan Sahoo, a 19-year-old artist hailing from Puri created these miniature chariots of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra using matchsticks.
Ahead of Rath Yatra 2022 all the preparations are in full swing. The traffic police and Red Cross conducted a green corridor mock drill on the Grand Road in Puri on Tuesday. The Red Cross and traffic police officials conducted the mock drill by forming human chain and clearing way for movement of ambulance during emergency.