Sankaracharya said the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has not sought his opinion on the reopening of Jagannath temple so far.
Devadasis were married to Lord Jagannath and accepted him as the "divine husband", and they remained spinsters throughout their lives.
Snana Jatra or the holy bathing ceremony of the sibling deities - Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra - is performed at Puri Srimandir every year on Jyeshtha Purnima, i.e., on the full moon day of the month of 'Jyeshtha (May-June). Today, on this pious occasion, the Holy Trinity and Chakradhar Sudarsan took a ceremonial holy bath with 108 pitchers of sacred water and were later adorned in Gajanana Besha. All the rituals were carried out at the Snana Mandap. The Snana Yatra culminates after the Lords are taken to the 'Anasara Ghara' on Pahandi.
A vehicle reportedly broke through the security cordon and approached the Arun Stambh in front of Lord Jagannath Temple on Tuesday, raising serious questions on the security arrangements at the 12th century shrine.
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.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday took a decision to close Srimandir for public darshan till June 15.
Puri: In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases across Odisha, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday decided to stop entry of devotees into the Puri Srimandir till…
New Delhi: All centrally protected monuments, museums and sites under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have been closed with immediate effect till May 15 due to the surge in…
Puri: Many valuable items were recovered from the ancient Emar mutt in front of the 12th-century Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri after its possession was taken by the Commissioner of…
Puri: The Jagannath temple in Puri will again remain out of bounds for devotees once every week. As per the latest decision, the 12th-century shrine will remain closed every Sunday for carrying out necessary sanitization activities, informed Krishan Kumar, Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (STJA) today. “Today, the Dola Purnima rituals and Suna […]
Puri: A Naga Sadhu was hospitalised after allegedly being assaulted by the personnel of Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) in Puri on Sunday. The Sadhu, Vaishnav Puri, was admitted to the medicine ward of the district headquarters hospital. According to sources, the sadhu was assaulted for allowing some devotees to have darshan of Rohini Kunda which […]
Puri: The much-awaited Padma Mukha Besha (lotus attire) ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Srimandir is being observed today. Seated in the Ratna Singhasan (bejewelled throne) of the temple, the Trinity will adorn Padma Besha and give darshan to the devotees midnight today. Padma Pokhari (lotus pond) will be created in front of […]
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration on Wednesday allowed further relaxations for the darshan of the Holy Trinity by lifting the restrictions on the entry of the devotees into the shrine every Sunday. Earlier, the temple authorities had put restrictions on the darshan every Sunday for sanitisation works in the shrine in view of Covid […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has assured that the heritage bylaws proposed by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Puri Jagannath temple will not hinder the developments of the shrine, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan held discussion with the union culture minister after coming across the news about NMA coming […]
Puri: Even as the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has ordered a probe into delay in rituals of Suna Besha at Srimandir on the occasion of Pausha Purnima, a section of servitors on Saturday held the administration responsible for the incident. Attributing the hold-up to administrative negligence, the sect of Puspalaka servitors said the incident […]
Puri: As the doors of Puri Srimandir Thursday were thrown open for all devotees sans a COVID negative report, the Shree Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA) has written to the State Health department requesting to launch a special vaccination drive for servitors and other officials of the 12th-century shrine. Now that the Covid negative report for […]
Puri: Even as the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri has claimed of decent Covid safety measures in place, the mandatory protocol set by the temple body for devotees seems to have ultimately made the 12th-century shrine a restricted zone for many. On January 3, the day the Puri Jagannath Temple was thrown open […]
Puri: Tears of joy will flood Puri Badadanda on Sunday as the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is set to welcome all devotees for darshan of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His siblings from January 3 (tomorrow). SJTA Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar informed that necessary arrangements have been put in place for smooth and hassle-free darshan as […]
Puri: As many as four Auxillary Nurse Midwife (ANM) workers were caught entering the Puri Jagannath temple on Tuesday without having been granted a permit from the authorities. The four ANM workers have been placed under suspension by the Puri CDMO for allegedly entering Srimandir without any prior permission. They were reportedly deployed at the […]
Puri: The district administration has put in place elaborate arrangements for the entry of Puri residents into Sri Jagannath temple from Saturday. In the first phase, the 12th century shrine had opened its doors for servitors from December 23, after an interregnum of nine months’ closure owing to Covid-19 restrictions, considering their active cooperation with […]
Puri: As Srimandir – the abode of the Mahaprabhu Jagannath – reopens after a nine-month shutdown, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri on Wednesday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed by servitors and devotees coming to catch a glimpse of the Supreme Lord and His siblings. Special arrangements and guidelines […]
Puri: The prolonged wait of devotees for darshan of the Holy Trinity of Puri Jagannath Temple is finally going to end as the 12th-century shrine is all set to reopen tomorrow after a gap of several months owing to Covid-19 pandemic. While servitors and their families will be allowed for darshan in the first three […]
Puri: An elaborate SOP has been drawn by the Puri district administration to facilitate the Darshan of Lord Jagannath by devotees when the Jagannath Temple reopens in a phased manner from December 23. As per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Sevayats (Servitors) and their family members will get the exclusive privilege to have the first […]
Sambalpur: Samaleswari temple, the abode of presiding deity of undivided Sambalpur district Goddess Samaleswari, will reopen for the devotees on January 3, 2021 after remaining out of bounds for several months in the wake of Covid pandemic. The decision to reopen the 16th century shrine was taken by the district administration on Friday. As per […]
Puri: After almost a nine-month hiatus, the confirmation by Puri district administration on reopening of Jagannath Temple has created an atmosphere of excitement and joy among the devotees across the State. The abode of the Supreme Lord, Puri Srimandir will reopen on December 23, Collector Balwant Singh informed on Friday. The announcement comes days after […]