Tag: Puri Shankaracharya

Subramanian Swamy meets Puri Shankaracharya
Srimandir Parikrama project row: Will speak to CM Naveen, says Subramanian Swamy after meeting Puri Shankaracharya

After meeting the Puri sheer, Subramanian Swamy said, “I am aware of the controversies surrounding the project. The temples were the hub of knowledge and innovation and Kings used to frequently pay visits to the places. It is everybody’s duty to protect our temples.”

  • Friday, 27 May 2022
Puri witnessing destruction in name of development: Shankaracharya hits out at Parikrama project
Puri witnessing destruction in name of development: Shankaracharya hits out at Parikrama project

Shankaracharya draws the attention of PM Narendra Modi and #Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik while expressing his deep agony over the destruction of heritage in the name of the development under Srimandir Parikrama project.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Puri Shankaracharya slams Odisha govt over GPR survey
Puri Shankaracharya slams Odisha govt over GPR survey

Swami Saraswati said “Carrying out GPR survey in middle of the night clearly indicates that the government was afraid of public. That’s why it was done in the night to keep it hidden from public glare.”

  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Converting 'Tapobhumi' into 'Bhogbhumi' is govt's practice, says Puri Shankaracharya on Parikrama pr
Converting 'Tapobhumi' into 'Bhogbhumi' is govt's practice: Puri Shankaracharya on Parikrama project

"In order to avoid any harmful impact on Srimandir, the government should have carried out any construction works after consulting with architects, engineers and experts," he said.  

  • Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Puri Name Change: Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Shares Different View

As discussions are underway on proposal to change the name of the pilgrim city, Puri, the Shankaracharya of Puri, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, shared a very different view on the matter.

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  • Friday, 05 November 2021
Rules laid down for Gandhiji’s memorial cannot be used for Srimandir: Shankaracharya

Puri: Even as the Supreme Court’s suggestion on allowing entry of non-Hindus into Puri Srimandir continues to create flutter across the state, , Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today took an indirect dig at the issue stating that the Jagannath temple is not a secular place and the rules laid down for Gandhiji’s memorial cannot be […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJP, BJD trade blows over Chhattisgarh CM's comment on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s comment on Mahanadi may have been politically motivated to woo voters (as believed by political experts), but it has rattled Odisha’s political status quo with both the ruling-BJD and BJP engaging themselves in a war of words. Raman Singh on Tuesday had said that no one can stop his […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Puri Shankaracharya on 10-day visit to Nepal

Bhubaneswar: Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, who is on a 10-day visit to Nepal, visited the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu for the first time today. The Puri seer was invited by Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli and the Pashupatinath Temple Board. After his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Sunday, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Nepal King arrives in Odisha on six-day tour

Bhubaneswar:  Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev received a rousing welcome after arriving at the Bhubaneswar Airport in Odisha today morning. The King is on a six-day visit to the State to attend various religious programmes. The king is scheduled to inaugurate the ‘Mission Wow Cow Goshala’ at Rathipur near Jatani today and will […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Shankaracharya accuses Bhansali of distorting facts in ‘Padmavati’

Bhubaneswar: Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today joined the bandwagon to protest Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s portrayal of facts in his upcoming movie Padmavati tagging it as ‘distortion’. The Puri seer stated that the filmmaker has distorted historical facts and wrongly portrayed the character of the Rajput queen in the period drama. He said […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Politics should not interfere in religious matter: Puri seer

Puri: Political parties should not mislead institutions of religious and spiritual importance and the BJP-led government at the Centre should ensure the same, said Puri seer Jagadguru Shankaracharya on Thursday. “BJP had promised to upkeep the Hindutva and therefore, it should always strive to adhere to its words,” Shankaracharya added. There should not be any […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Decision on visit of Puri seer aides to Snana Mandap today

Puri: After no unanimity was reached on the visit of Puri Shankaracharya’s aides and family members of servitors to the Snana mandap during the Chhatisa Nijog meeting yesterday, the managing committee of the Sri Jagannath temple is likely to discuss the matter today. Besides, the temple managing committee will talk on the Deba Snana Purnima […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Lord Jagannath’s Snana Yatra rituals schedule approved

Puri: The schedule for the Snana Yatra rituals of Lord Jagannath was approved in a meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog today. Earlier during the day, the temple sub-committee on rituals had prepared a final schedule of the Snana Yatra of the Trinity. The final schedule was then presented at the meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Puri Shankaracharya calls for high-level meeting on Srimandir reforms

Puri: Ahead of Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar’s visit to Puri to hold discussions with servitors and State government in connection with reforms at Puri Jagannath Temple, Chief of Govardhan mutt and Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has called for a high-level meeting over the matter. Shankaracharya has invited Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Justice […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Odisha govt examining judicial commission report on missing keys of Puri temple's treasury

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Monday said it has received the judicial commission’s report on the missing keys of the inner chamber of Ratna Bhandar (temple treasury) of the 12th-century Shree Jaganath temple in Puri. Odisha’s Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said in a written reply to a question of Congress member Narasingha […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021