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.”
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.
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.”
"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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]