Tag: Puri Srimandir

Heavy security arrangements for PM Modi’s Puri roadshow
Heavy security arrangements for PM Modi’s Puri roadshow

Extensive security measures have been made for the roadshow to be held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Puri on Monday. Over 60 platoons of police have been deployed. After visiting Srimandir, the PM will start the roadshow from Singhadwar to Medical Chhak.

  • Sunday, 19 May 2024
PM Modi arrives at Bhubaneswar on two-day visit
PM Modi arrives at Bhubaneswar on two-day visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Bhubaneswar on a two-day visit to Odisha, a day before the second phase elections in the state. He was warmly welcomed by senior BJP leaders and has multiple public engagements, including a roadshow in Puri and meetings in Angul and Cuttack.

  • Sunday, 19 May 2024
Devotees suffer as paved ground at Puri Srimandir gets too hot to walk 
Devotees suffer as paved ground at Puri Srimandir gets too hot to walk 

Devotees visiting Puri's Srimandir face discomfort as the inadequately carpeted grounds become extremely hot, causing pain and difficulty, especially for children and the elderly.

  • Thursday, 16 May 2024
Blackout in Puri Srimandir after power outage 
Blackout in Puri Srimandir after power outage 

The Srimandir in Puri experienced a brief power outage, plunging the temple into darkness and disrupting the Banaklagi ritual. Devotees were left in shock as backup lighting failed to fully operate.

  • Wednesday, 08 May 2024
Devotees Face Problems Due To Lack Of Facilities At Puri Srimandir Amidst Heatwave Conditions
Devotees suffer due to ‘inadequate measures’ at Puri Srimandir from scorching heat wave conditions

Devotees visiting Puri Srimandir are facing severe discomfort due to a prolonged heatwave in Odisha. Despite some efforts like sprinkling water and using white paint to reflect heat, the measures are deemed inadequate, especially for the elderly and children. Resentment is growing among visitors as they endure long waits under harsh conditions.

  • Thursday, 25 April 2024
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Pratihari servitors to check entry of non-Hindus into Puri Srimandir

As per the temple administration sources,  as many as two Pratihari servitors each will be initially deployed in front of ‘Singha Dwara’ during ‘Dwara Phita’ rituals in the morning and ‘Sandhya Arati’ rituals during the evening hours starting from Pana Sankranti on April 14.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024
I have done 'seva' for last 5 years, says Sambit Patra BJP's LS candidate from Puri
I have done 'seva' for last 5 years, says Sambit Patra BJP's Puri LS candidate

While the saffron party has fielded Dharmendra Pradhan from the Sambalpur seat, Baijayant Jay Panda has been fielded from Kendrapara.

  • Monday, 25 March 2024
Check-Gate At Dolabedi On Grand Road
Proposed underpasses to ease devotees' movement on Puri Badadanda invite mixed reactions

While there is a proposal to construct two underground roads from Sri Krishna Cinema Square to Dolabedi corner and from Dolabedi corner to Badachhata Mutt, questions have been raised about how they will be constructed.

  • Thursday, 21 March 2024
Puri Srimandir darshan: Underpasses proposed to streamline movement!
Puri Srimandir darshan: Underpasses proposed to streamline movement!

DB Garnaik, the superintending archaeologist of the ASI said, “There was a proposal for a structure to ease movement of devotees. That place comes under a prohibited area. Any kind of structure will hamper the view of the temple. We had told them to have an underground pass.” 

  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Puri Srimandir Parikrama AC Barricade Billed Over Rs 14 Lakh In 2 Months, Disrupts Budget Of SJTA
Puri Srimandir Parikrama AC Barricade Billed Over Rs 14 Lakh In 2 Months, Disrupts Budget Of SJTA

In order to alleviate the plight of devotees who wait on queues for hours in the open to have darshan of Lord Jagannath, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had installed an air conditioned tunnel near the Singhadwara.

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  • Monday, 18 March 2024
Air Conditioned Tunnel For Devotees In Front Of Srimandir
Puri Srimandir admin in a fix to pay exorbitant power bill, courtesy AC tunnel

AC shed of 84 metres long and 12 metres wide was dedicated to the devotees just three months back. It is equipped with air conditioning as well as fans and lights. However, the electricity bills for January and February have raised concerns. In two months, only AC hangars have been billed Rs 14,17,630.

  • Monday, 18 March 2024
Puri Srimandir has two more secret Ratna Bhandars?
Puri Srimandir has two more secret Ratna Bhandars?

As per reports, Ramchandra Dasmohapatra, the Badagrahi of Devi Subhadra, claimed that two more Ratha Bhandars are underneath the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Jagannath and there are two entry points for Mahaprabhus’s Bhandar. One entry is used by servitors while the other entry is lying closed.

  • Monday, 11 March 2024
Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar counting: Panel meets to discuss convenient time, technicalities 
Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar counting: Panel meets to discuss convenient time, technicalities 

The first meeting of the high-level committee formed by the Odisha government to supervise the process of inventory of valuables in the Ratna Bhandar (treasure trove) of Lord Jagannath Temple was held in Puri on Saturday. It was chaired by retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Arijit Pasayat at the office of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). 

  • Saturday, 09 March 2024
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Boulder falls off Puri Srimandir, damages roof of a temple

After the incident, the Srimandir Commander collected the boulder and informed the ASI authorities. Baraha temple is situated in front of the Bimala temple at the south of the main temple.

  • Saturday, 09 March 2024
Four ‘Bangladeshis’ Enter Puri Jagannath Temple; Nine Non-Hindus Detained By Police
Four ‘Bangladeshis’ Enter Puri Jagannath Temple; Nine Non-Hindus Detained By Police

Puri Srimandir management is once again in the news after alleged entry of some non-Hindus into the shrine on Sunday. At least four non-Hindus and that too from neighbouring Bangladesh entered Srimandir in Puri.

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  • Monday, 04 March 2024
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