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Tag: Puri Gajapati

Puri Gajapati Seeks Cooperation Of Global Odia Community For Srimandir Development
Puri Gajapati Seeks Cooperation Of Global Odia Community For Srimandir Development

Puri: Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb on Sunday sought the cooperation of Jagannath devotees across the globe to transform the pilgrim city into the best spiritual and religion place for Santatan Vedic region in the world. Addressing the global Odia community through video conferencing, the king stressed for united efforts both by Centre and the State […]

Puri Gajapati Exposed Odisha Govt's Ulterior Motives in Rath Yatra Row: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: A day after Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb revealed his shock that State government did not want this year’s Rath Yatra to happen, Opposition parties today came down heavily on the BJD-led government over the controversy. State Congress leader Arya Kumar Gyanendra said that Puri Gajapati has exposed the real motive of the government before […]

Lord Jagannath Wanted To Test Everybody's Motives: Puri Gajapati Opens Up On Rath Yatra Row

The fate of this year’s Rath Yatra hung in balance till the very last minute keeping millions on tenterhooks. It got cancelled once, before being reconsidered again. The first servitor of the Lord Jagannath, Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, who was in the thick of the drama, gives OTV an exclusive first-hand account of what transpired […]

Gajapati Naveen
Allow Rath Yatra In Puri As Special Case: Gajapati To CM Naveen

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to re-consider the sensitive issue of stopping Puri Rath Yatra this year and direct appropriate steps to be taken immediately by the State government for approaching the Supreme Court seeking partial modification of its June 18 order so that centuries-old festival can be conducted […]

Odisha: Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb Welcomes NMA Bylaws Withdrawal
Odisha Govt Didn't Present Our Rath Yatra Proposal Before SC; We Want Festival Without Devotees: Puri King

Bhubaneswar: The proposals of Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee and the Chhatisa Nijog that Rath Yatra in Puri should be organised without devotees was not presented before the Supreme Court, said Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today. After the crucial meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog and the temple managing committee held this evening, Gajapati Maharaj […]

Snana Yatra, Rath Yatra To Be Held Without Devotees This Year!

Puri: This year, devotees of Lord Jagannath and His Siblings will have to manage with watching the grand spectacle of the annual sojourn (post government approval) only on TV and social media. Following the Srimandir Managing Committee meeting today, Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb said that Deba Snana Purnima will be conducted as per the rituals […]

Shankaracharya Should Not Be Sidelined- Dharmendra Pradhan On Demolition in Puri

Bhubaneswar: A day after the mahants (chiefs) of various mutts in Puri town sought Chief Justice of India’s intervention to order a stay on the eviction drive in which several mutts have been razed, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the Odisha government to be mindful about consulting the Shankaracharya and Puri King in matters […]

Srimandir ruckus: Bijoy Mohapatra targets Puri Gajapati

Bhubaneswar/Puri: Senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra targeted Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today over the latter’s comments following ruckus at Srimandir on December 28. Mohapatra stated that the Gajapati should not try to avoid the issue which delayed rituals of the deities of Srimandir. Slamming the State government, the senior leader said it should not try […]

Dharmendra draws flak for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Demanding apology from Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the ‘Chhera Panhara’ ritual (sweeping of the three chariot floors of the holy Trinity with a golden broom by Puri King during Rath Yatra) with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena today said that such a comparison is an insult of Odia culture […]

Servitors appeal Puri Gajapati to be part of Ratna Bhandar inspection team

Puri: With Puri Srimandir administration all set to open the Ratna Bhandar of Lord Jagannath on Wednesday, servitors today appealed Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb to be a part of the authorised team during inspection of the treasure trove instead of sending his representative. In a press statement, Shree Jagannath Sebayat Sammilani urged the Gajapati to be […]

Puri Gajapati expresses distress over delay in reconstitution of Srimandir managing body

Puri: Puri Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev on Saturday expressed distress over the incessant delay in reconstitution of the Shree Jagannath Temple managing committee by the Odisha government. Speaking to the media, Dibya Singh Dev said the delay is creating problems and the government must reconstitute the committee soon. It has already been seven months since […]

Petition against Achyuta Samant for Pusyaviseka ritual

Bhubaneswar: A petition has been registered in Bhubaneswar SDJM court against KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samant for conducting Pusyaviseka (self-coronation) at KIIT Jagannath temple similar to the ritual conducted by Puri Gajapati Maharaj on Pausa Purnima day. KIIT temple trustee and 15 others have been made parties in the case filed by a Bhubaneswar-based […]

Puri Gajapati disapproves of Dama's comments on Jayee Rajguru

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today disapproved of Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout’s claim that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. The Gajapati reiterated his earlier statement and said, “Paika Bidroha was launched under the leadership of Jayee Rajguru in 1804. It was taken forward by Buxi Jagabandhu and spread further. Therefore, the initial […]

Puri king, family offer prayers
Puri king, family offer prayers at Lord Jagannath Temple

Puri: With the world famous Rath Yatra fast approaching, Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, accompanied by Queen Lilabati Pattamahadei, their daughter, son-in-law and grandson, visited the Lord Jagannath temple on Friday and offered prayers to the deities. Later in the day Gajapati inspected the Jagamohan repair work and installation of steel portal frames. He also […]