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Tag: Puri Servitors

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Puri Srimandir reforms: Temple servitors stage protest

Puri: Servitors of the Puri Srimandir on Thursday staged demonstration in front of the temple opposing disciplinary reforms suggested by the Supreme Court and alleged that a conspiracy is being hatched against them. The servitors alleged that restriction on collection of donations from devotees will adversely affect their livelihood. “This move of the administration will […]

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No smartphones for servitors inside Puri temple

Puri: Tightening security for the Puri Srimandir, the Chhatisha Niyog (priests’ body) has decided to restrict use of smartphone by servitors on temple premises. The decision taken at a meeting of the priests’ body held under the chairmanship of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Pradeep Jena here today came in the wake of a […]

Ruckus at Chhatisha Niyoga meeting in Puri

Puri: Chaos broke out in the Chhatisha Niyoga meeting held here on Monday over the issue of authorised and unauthorised servitors. While the meeting was held to discuss smooth conduct of rituals during all events of Rath Yatra, when the issue of authorised and unauthorised servitors was raised, tension erupted. As per sources, there was […]

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Rath Yatra to be a ‘smooth affair’ as servitors’ row ends

Puri: Putting an end to all speculations, the servitors can now touch the sibling deities—Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and devi Subhadra during the upcoming Snana Purnina, a major ritual ahead of the famous Rath Yatra in Puri. The long standing stalemate and differences with the Puri temple servitors has now been resolved, informed chief administrator of […]

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Servitors make Jagannath a 'touchy' issue before Rath Yatra

Puri: After ‘poster protest’, servitors of the Jagannath Temple today took out a rally from the Temple to the venue of the third Ratha Yatra Coordination Committee meeting held here on Saturday. Demanding fulfillment of their demands, the servitors submitted a memorandum to law minister Pratap Jena who was present at the coordination meeting. In the […]

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