Painting exhibition on Lord Jagnnath and Rath Yatra held in Puri. Exhibition showcases work by artists Biswamohan Rath & Rajnandini Mohapatra
President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra today.
Recently, Lord Baladevjew’s chariot (72-ft) in Keonjhar district was adjudged as the tallest Rath Yatra chariot by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Residents of 35 Mouza demanded apology from Alupatna villagers to call off the strike. Repeated discussions with both the parties failed to evoke any results for two consecutive days disrupting communication at Chilika for third day.
As per the centuries-old tradition, as many as 865 trunks of Phasi, Asan and Dhaura trees are required for chariot construction every year.
Two plans have been readied to make arrangements for the annual festival, said Puri Collector Samarth Verma.
The process of wood cutting for the construction of the three chariots for the famous Rath Yatra festival in Puri formally kicked off at Cuttack on Sunday.
Puri: The annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity- Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra concluded with the Niladri Bije rituals today amidst a sea of devotees chanting Hari Bol and Jai Jagannath. The deities were ushered into the Srimandir in ‘Goti Pahandi’ during the Niladri Bije ritual. As per the rituals, Lord Rama, Krishna […]
Puri: Police today sought details from Hindi television actress Mahika Sharma in connection with the alleged eve teasing incident in Puri on occasion of Rath Yatra. The Puri SP on Thursday asked the actress a detailed report on the incident that took place on July 14 during her visit to Srimandir and assured action against […]
Puri: A two-wheeler pass meant for sevayats (servitors) on duty was allegedly, misused during Puri Rath Yatra. The matter came to light after a photograph of the vehicle pass went viral on social media. Though the pass bearing serial number 543 was meant for sevayats, a photograph of the pass revealed name of one Sekh […]
Baripada: Devotees soaked in religious fervour and devotion as they tugged Lord Balabhadra’s chariot to Mausima temple today. While Goddess Subhadra in her chariot could only reach up to the Town Police station, Lord Jagannath in his chariot will start his journey to his aunt’s abode tomorrow. As per tradition, the pulling of chariots in […]
Puri: Much to the happiness of the devotees, the chariots of Lords Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra started rolling down on the Badadanda an hour and half ahead of schedule. Pulled and witnessed by lakhs of devotees who, braving the humid conditions and later on heavy rain, the Taladhwaja was the first to begin its […]
Puri: As expected lakhs of devotees have thronged the piligrim city Puri to witness Rath Yatra which is one of the major festivals in Odisha. As per schedule, the rituals began for the chariot festival much early on Saturday. Amid loud chants of Hari Bola, devotees waited outside the 12th century shrine to have a […]
Puri: It is that time of the year when Trinity — Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will come out of the Puri temple to give darshan to lakhs of devotees on the occasion of Rath Yatra. In some time, the sibling deities will aboard their three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look […]
Puri: There is absolutely no dearth of ropes that will be used for pulling the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the upcoming Rath Yatra festival scheduled next month. Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) administrator Niti (rituals) on Monday informed that at present 12 out of 14 ropes required during the entire […]