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Silver Cladding Of 7 Doors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Complete
Silver Cladding Of 7 Doors Of Puri Jagannath Temple Complete

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.

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Over 350 Puri Srimandir Servitors Found Covid-19 Positive

Puri: Amid demands for reopening of Puri Srimandir, the temple authorities on Monday informed that over 400 servitors and employees of the 12th-century shrine have tested positive for Covid-19 so far. Puri Shree Jagannath Development Commissioner Ajay Jena informed mediapersons that a total of 351 servitors of the temple and 53 employees have been been […]

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ASI Begins Inspection Of Puri Jagannath Temple Precincts

Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri from today as the Holy Trinity are away on their annual sojourn at Mausi Maa temple. NC Pal, chief of the technical core committee of ASI, informed that the repair works […]

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Demolition in Puri: Chiefs of Puri mutts write to CJI for stay order

Puri: Amid the ongoing demolition around Srimandir, chiefs of several mutts in Puri have requested the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to issue a stay order on the eviction drive undertaken by the Odisha government. Terming the demolition as unjustified, the chiefs of several mutts, in an open letter to the CJI, alleged that the […]

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Cyclone ‘Fani’ preparedness: Puri Srimandir goes for smaller version of traditional 'bana'

Puri: With cyclone Fani threat looming large on Odisha, especially in Puri, the administration of Puri Jagannath Temple has decided to replace the ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (temple flag) with a short flag as a precautionary measure for protection of the spoked wheel ‘Nilachakra’ atop the temple. As per reports, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has […]

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Puri temple admin directs servitors to streamline rituals or else face music

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has issued strict order to various servitor groups of the Srimandir asking them to ensure smooth and timely conduct of rituals or else face disciplinary actions. In a letter, SJTA chief Administrator Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra on Thursday urged all the servitor Nijogs to make sure that the palia […]

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Biswajit Biswal takes charge as 'Niti Prashasaka' of Srimandir

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 […]

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Op-Ed: Nothing ‘Secret’ or ‘Sacred’ About Brahma Parivartan Fiasco

It is a fraud on people. First, the then chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Mohapatra, for reasons that have never been explained, took over two years to complete the investigation into the fiasco in the all-important Brahma Parivartan ritual of the Holy Trinity during the Nabakalebara in 2015. [Considering that […]

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'Thali' makes way into Ananda Bazar of Puri Jagannath temple

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 […]

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Discrepancy in Puri Srimandir's gold collection data sparks concern

Bhubaneswar: At a time when mystery still shrouds the disappearance of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar keys, incoherent data on the exact amount of gold collection in the Hundi (donation box) of the temple has now sparked concerns. Mismatch between the figures produced by the Law Minister in the Assembly and the RTI reply sought from […]

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Puri Srimandir reforms: Temple servitors stage protest

Puri: Servitors of the Puri Srimandir on Thursday staged demonstration in front of the temple opposing disciplinary reforms suggested by the Supreme Court and alleged that a conspiracy is being hatched against them. The servitors alleged that restriction on collection of donations from devotees will adversely affect their livelihood. “This move of the administration will […]

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Entry of non-Hindus to Puri Srimandir: VHP meets Odisha Guv, submits memo

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 […]

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Century's first 'Nagarjuna Vesha' of Lord Jagannath in 2020

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 […]

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Rath Yatra: Chaka Bije ritual of deities today

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 […]

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SC directive on Srimandir affairs: Affidavits filed in Puri court

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 […]

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There is no duplicate key of Ratna Bhandar: Srimandir's former deputy administrator

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 […]

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Ratna Bhandar Key controversy a political game plan: Dama Rout

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 […]

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Govt issues ToR for inquiry into Ratna Bhandar key controversy

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 […]

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Srimandir servitors seek withdrawal of report on ritual delay

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 […]

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Mahaprasad to be available at Puri Srimandir from today

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 […]

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Anubhav Yatra: Puri Srimandir servitors go on exposure trip

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 […]

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ASI completes Jagamohan repair work

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today said that the repair work of the Jagamohan, the hall facing the Sanctum Sanctorum of Puri Srimandir has been completed. As per the direction issued earlier, ASI authorities filed an affidavit on Tuesday before the Orissa High Court (HC) furnishing details through a status report on repair […]

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Odisha celebrates Makar Sankranti

Bhubaneswar/Puri: From taking holy dip in ponds and rivers to visiting temples, people across Odisha celebrated Makar Sankranti with religious fervour and enthusiasm here on Sunday. Thousands of devotees thronged the Puri Jagannath temple to seek blessings of Lord Jagannath on the auspicious occasion. Devotees were seen making long queues before the temple since early […]

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Missing gold crown of Goddess Lakshmi not with us: Srimandir Admin

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration on Saturday said it does not have the gold crown of Goddess Maha Lakshmi, that was reported missing earlier on Thursday. “The gold crown of Goddess has not been handed over to the temple administration. The safety and security of the gold crown lies in the hands of the […]

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‘Khichdi’ offered to Lord Jagannath at Puri since ages: Researchers

Bhubaneswar: Amidst a nation-wide debate over giving National Dish status to ‘Khichdi’, researchers of Jagannath culture in Odisha on Friday claimed that the dish is being offered to Lord Jagannath at Puri Temple since ages. After rumours about khichdi being declared as the National Dish started making the rounds on social media, Union Food Processing […]