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Tag: Puri Temple Reforms

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Srimandir Reforms: Amicus Curiae submits report in SC; next hearing on Mar 5

New Delhi/Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed new Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar submitted before the Apex Court today that he had visited Puri Srimandir on February 23 in compliance with the Court’s order and sought more time to file his response on his visit. The court, on the other hand, adjourned the hearing till March 5 as […]

Puri Shankaracharya calls for high-level meeting on Srimandir reforms

Puri: Ahead of Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar’s visit to Puri to hold discussions with servitors and State government in connection with reforms at Puri Jagannath Temple, Chief of Govardhan mutt and Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has called for a high-level meeting over the matter. Shankaracharya has invited Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Justice […]

Srimandir reforms: New Mahaprasad rates finalised after Suar Mahasuar-SJTA meeting

Puri: Devotees and tourists who throng the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri will now be able to get Abadha or the ‘Mahaprasad’ at uniform rates as a consensus on finalization of a rate chart was reached at a high-level meeting between the Suara-Mahasuara Nijog and chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held today. […]

Srimandir reforms: Former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appointed Amicus Curiae

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court of India today appointed former Solicitor General of India Ranjit Kumar as the new Amicus Curiae to oversee reform measures at Puri Srimandir. Hearing on the PIL filed by Cuttack-based lawyer Mrinalini Padhi on the temple reforms, a three-member new bench comprising Justice AK Shikri, Justice MA Shah and Justice Abdul […]

SC-appointed amicus curiae urges Srimandir servitors not to accept donations

Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium who is on a two-day visit to hold discussions with various stakeholders on the proposed disciplinary reforms in the management of Puri Jagannath temple affairs, today urged the servitors to refrain from accepting donations (daan-dakshina) from the devotees. During discussions with the Chhatisa Nijog (servitors’ body), the […]

Public hearing on Puri Srimandir reforms held amid protest

Puri: A public hearing seeking proposals and suggestions in connection with the Supreme Court’s recommendations on Srimandir reforms was held today at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office amid protests by servitor groups. Following a notification seeking suggestions in connection with the apex court’s June 8 order on reformative measures for the 12th century […]

Public hearing on Puri Srimandir reforms on August 10

Puri: A public hearing seeking proposals from general public and servitor associations in connection with the Supreme Court’s recommendations on Puri Srimandir reforms will be held here on August 10. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has issued a notification seeking suggestions and ideas during the hearing scheduled to be held between 11 am and […]