Tag: Puri Rath Yatra

Odisha DGP reviews Puri Rath Yatra security

Puri: With the annual Puri Rath Yatra less than a month away, Odisha Police has begun its preliminary preparations of augmenting resources before coming out with a comprehensive security action plan for the mega event. DGP RP Sharma today reviewed the preparations and security arrangements that need to be finalized for the entire Rath Yatra […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chariot construction begins for Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of the Trinity, construction of chariots began with ‘Ratha Anukula’ here on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Wednesday. The three 12-ft sacred logs of ‘Dhaura Katha’ were brought to the ‘Ratha Khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The process commenced with the axe being given the divine touch […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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First logs for Puri Rath Yatra sliced in Cuttack

Cuttack: Keeping with the tradition, the first log to be used in construction of the chariots for the famous Puri Rath Yatra was sliced on the occasion of Ram Navami at the Government Saw Mill at Khapuria in Cuttack today. Considered auspicious, Ram Navami, marks the beginning of the process of slicing the timber which […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Puri Rath Yatra: In a first, timber for chariots sourced from Boudh

Puri: Sourced for the first time from Madhapur Range in Boudh district, timber for construction of chariots for the famous Rath Yatra arrived in Puri today. Twenty six logs of ‘Asana’ tree and four logs of ‘Dhurua’ tree arrived in a truck and have been stored near the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office. Each […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Servitors demand action against ‘Khaki misconduct’ during Rath Yatra

Puri: Police officials are now in the ‘eye of the storm’ for alleged misconduct and controversy surrounding touching deities of Puri Jagannath temple during Rath Yatra festival this year. Besides the issue of misbehaving with Puri sub-collector during Sunabesha or driving three magistrate rank officers out of the cordon during Adharpana ritual, the men in […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rath Yatra: Chariots roll on Grand Road in Puri

Puri: Spirituality is at its peak on the Grand Road here as the grand and colourful chariot of Lord Balabhadra began rolling with a sea of devotees pulling the Taladhwaja Rath. Soon after, Debadalana chariot carrying Goddess Subhadra and Nandighosha chariot of Lord Jagannath were also pulled by devotees. The chariots of Goddess Subhadra and […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rath Yatra: Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the royal servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara of the Trinity on their respective chariots. The Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt paid his tributes to the deities before the Chhera Panhara rituals. The Puri Gajapati came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara or royal […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Puri Rath Yatra 2017: Pahandi rituals begin

Puri: Among loud chants of Hari Bola and conchs and gongs reverberating in the air, the Pahandi rituals of Lord Sudarshan and the three deities of the Jagannath temple being carried to their respective chariots have begun for the Rath Yatra. The gorgeously decorated deities will be seated atop the chariots in which they will […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rath Yatra 2017: Stage set for the annual festival of Lord Jagannath

Puri: The wait for millions of devotees across the globe to watch the Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra – is over. In some time, the divine siblings will be atop the three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look forward to- on the occasion of annual Rath Yatra every year […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Climbing chariots, touching deities as impostors is punishable offence: SJTA

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has today stated that no devotees are allowed to climb the chariots or touch the deities during Rath Yatra. Criminal action will be taken against any one doing so as impostors in servitors’ attire will be legally punished, the Chief Temple Administrator today said. Pradip Jena, who is […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Servitors carry good news of Lord Jagannath's recovery to Gajapati

Puri: Servitors today visited Gajapati Dibya Singh Deb with the news that fever of the lords has receded. Along with tokens of blessings from Lord Jagannath, the servitors carried dried sandalwood flakes from Lord Jagannath’s body along with the deity’s ‘patta’ clothes on a vast silver plate. The deities are getting ready for their trip during […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha Parba 2017 begins at India Gate in New Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: “Odisha Parba 2017” begun at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi today to showcase the rich heritage and exhibit the vibrant socio-cultural landscape of the state. Organised by Odia Samaj in New Delhi, the event will continue for three days and offer glimpses into the history  and tradition Odisha from Khandagiri Caves to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Stage Set For Bahuda Jatra, Srimandir Admin Announces Ritual Timings

Bahuda Jatra or the return journey of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from Gundicha temple to Srimandir will be held tomorrow. 

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
3 Lodges Sealed In Puri For Curfew Violation During Rath Jatra
3 Lodges Sealed In Puri For Curfew Violation During Rath Jatra 

Puri tehsildar Rabi Pradhan said the drive is underway against violators and stringent action will be taken against those who have not followed the curfew directive during the Rath Jatra  

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
280 doctors, 650 paramedics for Puri Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday announced that a team of 280 doctors and 650 paramedics will be pressed into service during the Puri Rath Yatra. This will be the first Rath Yatra after the Nabakalebar (transfer of soul substance from the old idols to the new ones) of Lord Jagannath and […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021