Tag: Puri

Puri Rath Yatra to vie for UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ tag; Advisory committee to be formed 
Puri Rath Yatra to vie for UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ tag; Advisory committee to be formed 

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. 

  • Sunday, 27 November 2022
Puri King oversees Gundicha temple repair works, announces new project
Puri King oversees Gundicha temple repair works, announces new project

The sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Gundicha Temple was last repaired in 1994

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Cyclone
Man missing after 1999 Odisha super cyclone reunited with family

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.

  • Sunday, 20 November 2022
I have sought Lord Jagannath’s blessings for the well-being of people of the entire world: President
I have sought Lord Jagannath’s blessings for the well-being of people of the entire world: President Murmu 

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.

  • Thursday, 10 November 2022
President walks 2 km while visiting Jagannath temple in Puri
President walks 2 km while visiting Jagannath temple in Puri

Her daughter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP leader Sambit Patra and senior officers also joined the President.

  • Thursday, 10 November 2022
Devotees throng Srimandir on Kartika Purnima, Suna Besha conducted as per Chandra Grahan timing
Devotees throng Srimandir on Kartika Purnima, Suna Besha conducted as per Chandra Grahan timing

The devotees, mostly elderly people spent the night to witness the Suna Besha inside the Puri Temple on the occasion of Kartik Purnima.

  • Tuesday, 08 November 2022
‘RAGGING’ AGAIN
‘Ragging’ In Odisha College: Victim Girl Approaches Odisha Minister Seeking Justice

A Plus-III second year student of Nimapara Autonomous College approached School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday seeking justice.

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  • Sunday, 06 November 2022
Devotees throng Sakhigopal for Radha Pada darshan on Anla Navami
Devotees throng Sakhigopal for Radha Pada darshan on Anla Navami

Devotees queued up outside the temple from early dawn.

  • Wednesday, 02 November 2022
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse: Elaborate Arrangements In Puri For Special Rituals

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.

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  • Monday, 24 October 2022
‘Puri Mahaprasad Too Costly’
Why Puri Srimandir Mahaprasad Pricing Has Left Devotees Worried

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.

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  • Friday, 21 October 2022
Kartik Month Begins
Habisyalis Observe Kartika Brata In Puri

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.

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  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Rs 70 L But No Water?
Rs 70 Lakh Spent But No Drinking Water? Villagers In Puri Protest

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.

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  • Tuesday, 04 October 2022
Boat collision in Chilika: 3 injured, close shave for nearly 60 passengers
Boat collision in Chilika: 3 injured, close shave for nearly 60 passengers

On September 4, at least two people died after a boat capsized in Chilika lake.

  • Sunday, 02 October 2022
FRUITS ON SAND
Jai Durga Maa: This Marvellous Sand Art In Puri Has Been Created With 12 Different Fruits

Jai Durga Maa: This Marvellous Sand Art In Puri Has Been Created With 12 Different Fruits

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  • Sunday, 02 October 2022
Reopening of Ratna Bhandar issue continues to be on back burner, vested interest alleged 
Reopening of Ratna Bhandar issue continues to be on back burner, vested interest alleged 

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.   

  • Tuesday, 27 September 2022
MAHALAYA IN PURI
Mahalaya: Devotees Throng Puri Jagannath Temple To Offer Shradha To Ancestors

Mahalaya: Devotees Throng Puri Jagannath Temple To Offer Shradha To Ancestors

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  • Sunday, 25 September 2022
Underground ONG exploration begins in Puri
Underground ONG exploration begins in Puri

According to sources, in the first phase the oil major will dig three smalls ponds and has engaged two JCBs for the digging work.

  • Sunday, 18 September 2022
Airshow Over Puri Sea
WATCH: IAF Suryakiran Airshow Over Puri Sea

WATCH: IAF Suryakiran Airshow Over Puri Sea

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  • Sunday, 18 September 2022
Govt to decide on Ratna Bhandar reopening: Amicus curiae
Govt to decide on Ratna Bhandar reopening: Amicus curiae

A decision regarding the reopening of Ratna Bhandar will be taken in a meeting which is scheduled to be held on September 27.

  • Saturday, 17 September 2022
Audience left spellbound as IAF conducts full dress rehearsal  in Puri skies
Audience left spellbound as IAF conducts full dress rehearsal in Puri skies

Due to changing weather, uncertainty looms over final Suryakiran airshow which was supposed to be held tomorrow in Puri. 

  • Saturday, 17 September 2022
Srimandir Heritage: Road widening starts, admin optimistic of people’s support   
Srimandir Heritage: Road widening starts, admin optimistic of people’s support

In presence of district Collector, the survey work for road widening started in Puri city.

  • Thursday, 15 September 2022
Odisha skies to witness Suryakiran Airshow
Odisha skies to witness Suryakiran Airshow; read to know where and when

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Ganeshi Lal are likely to attend the show.

  • Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Cattle smuggling van seized
Cattle smuggling van seized near Bhubaneswar

Not a single complaint has been registered against the vehicle owners.

  • Monday, 12 September 2022
LADDOO GANESHA
Video: On Ganesh Chaturthi, Sudarsan Pattnaik Sculpts Beautiful Art With Sand Laddoos

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.

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  • Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Srimandir
Fire breaks out at ‘Sara Ghara’ of Puri Srimandir

‘Sara Ghara’ is a like a storeroom where utensils to cook Mahaprasad is stored.

  • Saturday, 06 August 2022
Puri Rath Yatra Niladri Bije
Heritage city Puri to get ‘Greenfield Airport’ in two years' time

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.

  • Thursday, 28 July 2022
Puri admin gears up all arrangements for Bol Bom Yatra
Puri admin gears up all arrangements for Bol Bom Yatra

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.

  • Sunday, 17 July 2022
Gajapati Maharaja reviews Srimandir Parikrama project work
Gajapati Maharaja reviews Srimandir Parikrama project work

The ambitious Heritage Corridor project, pegged at a whopping Rs 331.28 crore, will be constructed by the Tatas

  • Saturday, 16 July 2022
Puri Rath Yatra Niladri Bije
Niladri Bije: Lord Jagannath returns home with siblings

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.

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  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Adhara Pana
Rath Yatra 2022: Lords Relish Adhara Pana Atop Chariots

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.

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  • Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Lord Jagannath Suna Besha
Suna Besha: Sibling deities dazzle in golden attire

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.

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  • Sunday, 10 July 2022
Shocking! 'Security personnel' molests woman devotee during Bahuda Yatra in Puri; video goes viral
Shocking! 'Security personnel' molests woman devotee during Bahuda Yatra in Puri; video goes viral

In the video, that has gone viral, the security personnel can be seen molesting the woman devotee taking the advantage of the huge crowd.

  • Sunday, 10 July 2022
Bahuda yatra 2022
Bahuda Yatra: Homecoming of the Holy Trinity

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.

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  • Saturday, 09 July 2022
Before & After  Rath Yatra
Rath Yatra In Puri | With Devotees In 2022 & Without Devotees In 2021 Amid COVID Restrictions

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.

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  • Thursday, 07 July 2022
Demand for opening of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar gathers steam as Gajapati, servitor reiterate for it
Demand for opening of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar gathers steam as Gajapati, servitor reiterate for it

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. 

  • Wednesday, 06 July 2022
Visit the other Jagannath temple in Puri to experience same peace, satisfaction!
Visit the other Jagannath temple in Puri to experience same peace, satisfaction!

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.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Rath Yatra: Trinity's chariots reach Gundicha temple
Rath Yatra: Trinity's chariots reach Gundicha temple

Meanwhile, devotees have flock to Badadanda in large number to witness the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity.

  • Friday, 01 July 2022
Dakshin Mod
WATCH: Chariots Pulled To Singhadwar Of Puri Jagannath Temple | Rath Yatra 2022

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.

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  • Thursday, 30 June 2022
Magic With Matchsticks
Rath Yatra Of Lord Jagannath | Watch Artist Create Miniature Chariots With Matchsticks

Saswat Ranjan Sahoo, a 19-year-old artist hailing from Puri created these miniature chariots of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra using matchsticks.

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  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Free For Ambulance
Watch | Traffic Police, Red Cross Conduct Green Corridor Mock Drill In Puri

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.

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  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022
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