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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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Amid Border Row, Puri Shankaracharya Urges Govt To Maintain Cordial Relationship With Nepal

Puri: Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth in Puri, Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati has urged the government of India to remain amiable with Nepal amid the country’s escalating border row with the Himalayan country after it ‘unilaterally’ adopted a new national map including disputable regions of India. “Nepal is a Hindu nation and shares social, cultural, religious and […]

Rath Yatra 2020: Orchestrated Plan To Stop festival, Says Puri Shankaracharya

Bhubaneswar: Expressing discontent over Supreme Court’s directive for cancellation of Puri Rath Yatra this year, Puri Shakaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Sunday termed it as a well-orchestrated plan to stop the annual event. “On June 20, the Supreme Court could have accepted the review petitions. There are precedents of the apex court being opened and […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Tradition, COVID-19 Guidelines Both Important, Says Puri Shankaracharya

Puri: Amid uncertainty over holding the annual Puri Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has said that the Yatra should be held as per the Srimandir tradition but without violating the COVID-19 lockdown norms. He said either conduct all the rituals of the festival inside the temple premises […]

Puri Rath Yatra Rituals To Be Conducted Inside Srimandir During COVID19 Lockdown Till May 3

Puri: Putting all speculations to rest, the rituals pertaining to Akshay Tritiya, which marks the beginning of chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra, will be conducted inside Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) premises. Informing about the decision, Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb stated that as per Puri Shankaracharya’s recommendations, the rituals will be conducted inside Meghanadh […]

India Should Be Declared Hindu Nation: Puri Shankaracharya

Puri: Amidst the ongoing debate and unrest over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nishalananda Saraswati today threw his weight behind the idea of declaring India a ‘Hindu Rashtra.’ Talking to reporters, the Puri seer today asserted that out of the total 204 nations in the world, […]

Comment On Shankaracharya: BJP Demands Apology, Narasingha Mishra Refuses

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra for his comment on Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed Mishra’s remark as ‘derogatory’ and demanded his apology. Mishra allegedly made some derogatory remarks against Swami Nischalananda Saraswati while discussing the Endowment Amendment Bill brought by the Odisha […]

Shankaracharya Should Not Be Sidelined- Dharmendra Pradhan On Demolition in Puri

Bhubaneswar: A day after the mahants (chiefs) of various mutts in Puri town sought Chief Justice of India’s intervention to order a stay on the eviction drive in which several mutts have been razed, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the Odisha government to be mindful about consulting the Shankaracharya and Puri King in matters […]

Puri Shankaracharya Smells ‘Conspiracy’ Behind Demolition Of Mutts

Puri: Shankaracharya of Puri, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Saturday alleged conspiracy behind demolition of mutts and other religious institutions in the pilgrim town. Breaking his silence on the ongoing demotion drive being carried out by the Puri district administration in 75 metre area around the Puri Jagannath temple, the Shankaracharya stated that the BP Das […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]