WATCH | High Drama At Puri Jagannath Temple For Trinity Darshan
As the entire nation remains in a state of high alert with the rising Covid cases, Odisha had issued a new set of guidelines to curb the spread of the virus on Wednesday. The new restrictions came into effect from today and will continue till February 1.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Singhadwara Police had arrested a servitor of Srimandir yesterday (December 9) on charges of molesting a minor girl on the premises of the 12th-century shrine.
Devotees get emotional while offering prayers outside Puri Jagannath Temple in Puri on Kartika Purnima
Devotees queue up at Puri Srimandir to get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath. Long queue of devotees seen at Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri during Panchaka Brata.
The temple city of Puri is now witnessing in what appears to be a well-designed reform package where the devotees have been marginalised and local residents discriminated against in matters of vehicular access to different parts of the city and the temple providing a pampered treatment to only sevayats and VIPs.
For Jagannath devotees, the mention of Nepal reminds them of Shalagrams and Kasturi or the fragrant extract from the musk deer.
The administration has taken such strict measures in the wake of containing pollution as well as restricting COVID transmission. Moreover, devotees are restricted from entering Srimandir today.
In this phase of the eviction, the old buildings, lying in dilapidated conditions in the vicinity of the temple from Marichakota Chhak till Srimandir office, are being demolished
The decision of SJTA to fixed dress code for servitors has been welcomed, though the same for devotees has evoked mixed response.
In a major development, the rituals for the ensuing Kartik Month in Srimandir was finalised by the Chhatisha Nijog Meeting on Monday.
The accused is being questioned in this connection and details would be obtained only after the Police completed the investigation.
The world famous Jagannath temple will now remain open for public darshan on Saturdays
The ‘Ratna Bhandara’ of Lord Jagannath temple in Puri is under serious threat, a report obtained through Right To Information (RTI) has revealed.
After Puri Srimandir, Lingaraj Temple's 'Singhadwara' (Lion gate) will soon get a coating of silver.
The Lord Jagannath Temple reopened today (Aug 23) for all devotees including people from outside Puri after a gap of 4 months.
The Puri Jagannath temple is all set to reopen for devotees from tomorrow (Monday) and all the preparations have reached final stages, said district Collector Samarth Verma on Sunday.
Srimandir in Puri reopened from today after a hiatus of nearly four months due to Covid-19 restrictions
The long wait of Jagannath devotees is finally going to end as the doors of Shree Jagannath temple in Puri will open for devotees from August 16. On Wednesday, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) informed that Puri Srimandir will open from August 16 with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
The world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri will reopen its gates for entry of devotees from August 16. The 12th-century shrine will be reopened for the first time in more than three months of staying off the limits to the public in the wake of the second wave of Covid pandemic.
This adorable girl from Puri is an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath.
Quite similar to the Ratha Jatra festival, the return journey 'Bahuda Jatra' of the Holy Trinity from Gundicha temple to Srimandir in Puri also began almost two hours ahead of the schedule. After the nine-day annual sojourn at the Gundicha ended today, Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra returned to Ratna Bedi on their majestic chariots. On way, the sibling deities were fed with their favourite offering of Poda Pitha.
The annual car fest of the Holy Trinity was held at the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri but without the participation of devotees for the second year in a row because of the pandemic restrictions. After the ceremonial Pahandi, Lord Jagannath and His siblings were placed atop their chariots for their annual sojourn. Millions of devotees in Odisha and across the world witnessed the traditional ceremony on their TV sets, mobile phones and computers during the live telecast and streaming of the rituals and grand procession on the Grand Road of the temple town.
The Lord is ill. To aid the recovery of the deities, this offering of fruits reached Puri Srimandir on Tuesday. The fruits have arrived from the Prachi Kshetra in a procession.
Though the entry of the helicopter into the restricted zone raised serious security concerns at the Puri temple, the SP, Puri, Kanwar Vishal Singh said that the chopper belonged to the Indian Coast Guard and there was nothing to worry about.