It is suspected that some unidentified persons allegedly ransacked the chulhas following some dispute after the completion of traditional rituals on Saturday night.
Devotees get emotional while offering prayers outside Puri Jagannath Temple in Puri on Kartika Purnima
Silver sheets with intricate designs have been installed on the gigantic seven wooden doors-Jay Vijay Dwara, Beherana Dwara, Adi Nursinha temple, Bimala temple, Mahalaxmi temple and Sata Pahacha Dwara.
Puri: Biswajit Biswal today replaced Pradip Dash as the new administrator (Niti) of Puri Srimandir and said that maintaining co-ordination among the servitors to ensure smooth conduct of rituals would be his top priority. After accepting charge on Monday, Biswal assured that all the problems would be solved through mutual cooperation and understanding. However, he […]
Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to introduce ‘Thali’ system in Puri Jagannath temple after complaints from devotees that they are being overcharged for Mahaprasad. As per reports, Mahaprasad will now be served at fixed rates. “Prices of Mahaprasad for the devotees have been fixed at three different rates- Rs 70, Rs […]
Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday met Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and submitted a memorandum protesting the Supreme Court suggestion to allow non-Hindus into Puri Srimandir. “We vehemently protest the SC suggestions. We met the Governor and presented our proposal on entry of non-Hindus into the Srimandir and also hereditary […]
Puri: The century’s first ‘Nagarjuna Vesha’ (when the deities are dressed like warriors) of Lord Jagannath will be held on November 27, 2020 in Puri Srimandir. As the event is rare, it assumes importance among devotees and a large turnout is expected, for the event will be held after a gap of 25 years. As […]
Puri: As the annual Rath Yatra inches closer, servitors of Puri Srimandir are doing everything to help the Holy Trinity recuperate from the fever they are suffering from in their secret Anasara chamber. A special ritual to mark recovery of the deities called ’Chaka Bije’ was held today at the 12th century shrine. According to […]
Puri: Several outfits including Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Arya Samaj along with various servitor forums of Puri Srimandir submitted affidavits in the Puri District and Sessions Court following Supreme Court’s directive on the management of the temple. While the VHP in an affidavit sought handover of some responsibilities to Puri Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati and […]
Bhubaneswar: At a time when Ratna Bhandar key fiasco continues to rattle the state, former deputy administrator of Puri Srimandir Ravindra Mishra on Friday made startling revelation that there is no ‘duplicate key’ of Ratna Bhandar. Mishra, who was present when the Ratna Bhandar was last opened in 1985, categorically stated that the inner chamber […]
Bhubaneswar: The disappearance of original Ratna Bhandar key and sudden emergence of a duplicate key has certainly raised many eyebrows with senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today raising questions as to how a duplicate key can be made if the original one is missing. “They are saying that the Ratna Bhandar has been opened many […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid massive public and political outrage, Odisha government on Thursday tried to throw the ball into the court of the Inquiry Commission formed to deal with the Ratna Bhandar key controversy by issuing a notification and terms of reference (ToR) for the inquiry. As per the notification, the commission will carry out an investigation […]
Bhubaneswar: Warning of more protests in coming days, servitors of Puri Srimandir today urged the temple administration to withdraw the report on delay in conduct of rituals on April 16, in which action has been recommended against errant servitors. “The temple administration should immediately withdraw its order because if the servitors are blamed again for […]
Puri: After nearly four days of harrowing experience, devotees and tourists visiting Puri Srimandir can now heave a sigh of relief as their much revered Mahaprasad will be made available in the temple. With the Orissa High Court expressing displeasure on the State Government over delay of temple rituals and unavailability of Mahaprasad, the protesting […]
Puri: As many as 61 servitors, including three administrative officials of Puri Sri Jagannath Temple on Wednesday set out on a 14-day tour to northern India. The exposure tour has been named as “Anubhav Yatra” and the servitors will inspect cleanliness and administrative systems being followed in temples in the northern parts of the country […]