The new regulation will come into effect from Monday and remain until further orders, informed district Sub-Collector, Bhabataran Sahoo on Saturday.
The Swargadwar crematorium in Puri was opened for public on Saturday after redevelopment. The Swargadwar has been given a state-of-the-art makeover to equip it with all modern amenities required for cremation of bodies.
Puri: State’s most famous religious cremation ground-Swargadwar here in the pilgrim town has received a complete makeover with revamp and construction of more funeral grounds for smooth cremation of more…
Puri: Odisha government has approved the constitution of a new committee for overseeing the management affairs of Puri Swargadwar. A notice in this regard was intimated to the district administration by the Housing and Urban Development department in a letter dated October 27. Named, Swargadwar Seva Samiti, the new panel registered under the Society Registration […]
Bhubaneswar: The redevelopment work of Swargadwar crematorium project in Puri will be completed by March 2021, said an official on Saturday. 5T secretary V.K. Pandian on Saturday visited Puri and reviewed the progress of development of Swargadwar, Gosala for stray cattle and rehabilitation of beggars, said a statement from Chief Minister’s office (CMO). Related Story: […]
Puri: The Puri district administration on Monday lifted the restrictions clamped on the conduct of cremations at Swargadwar. Now people from other districts of the State can come to Puri to conduct last rites of their loved ones at Swargadwar. Informing about the development, Puri Collector, Balwant Singh today stated that the administration decided to […]
Puri: Local outfit Shree Jagannath Sena filed an FIR against School and Mass Education Minister and Nimapada MLA Samir Ranjan Dash and Satyabadi MLA Umakanta Samantaray on Monday for attending the funeral of MLA Pradeep Maharathy at Puri Swargadwar on Sunday despite having been tested positive for Covid-19. The convenor of Jagannath Sena, Priyadarshi Mishra, […]
Puri: The district administration of Puri on Tuesday barred cremation of the dead bodies from outside the district at Swargadwar. Such restrictions have been clamped owing to exigencies arising out of the COVID-19 situation, informed Puri Collector, Balwant Singh adding that such restrictions will come into effect from tomorrow. #BIG_BREAKING Restriction on cremation at Puri […]
Puri: The memorial of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik has been evicted from the Swargadwar in Puri as a part of the development plan for the crematorium. Speaking to the media persons about the demolition of the memorial, an official said, “Whatever structures including an office of the Puri Municipality were there inside the […]
Puri: The district administration on Tuesday began eviction drive to remove dilapidated and unauthorised structures from Puri ‘Swargadwar’ as part of the State government’s plan for a major face-lift of the crematorium on the lines of Mahaprasthanam crematorium in Andhra Pradesh. The demolition of an age-old complex of ‘Patha Shraaddha’ in the premises of the […]
Bhubaneswar: The samadhi (cremation place or memorial) of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik will be removed from Puri Swargadwar. Informing about the decision, senior BJD leader Sanjay Dasburma on Friday said that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has dedicated the memorial for the people of the State and there will be a memorial plaque instead […]
Puri: The Swargadwar crematorium on the sandy beach of pilgrim city Puri is all set to get a facelift with the district administration mulling over developing it similar to the model of Mahaprasthanam Crematorium of Andhra Pradesh. As part of the several reform measures suggested by the Supreme Court, it is believed that the latest […]
Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday restored the title of 10.17 acre land belonging to Swargadwar, which was encroached upon, in favour of Lord Jagannath. The order was pronounced after hearing of 170 cases as per the Orissa Estate Abolition Act, 1951. Order on another 6.602 acre of encroached land will be […]
Puri: Conducting funeral rites at Puri Swargadwar, of late, has turned out to be costly affair owing to illegal collection of money by the staff. This has triggered discontentment among people. People usually come to Swargadwar to perform last rites of their loved ones with a belief that a person cremated here will attain mokhsya […]
Puri: In the wake of land grabbing allegations, even as the district administration has started vetting land records to ascertain the exact amount of land allotted to Swargadwar way back in 1899, Excise minister Damodar Rout on Friday spoke against relocation of the crematorium. The senior BJD leader stated religious sentiments of lakhs of people […]