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Tag: Puri Temple

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 […]

No smartphones for servitors inside Puri temple

Puri: Tightening security for the Puri Srimandir, the Chhatisha Niyog (priests’ body) has decided to restrict use of smartphone by servitors on temple premises. The decision taken at a meeting of the priests’ body held under the chairmanship of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Pradeep Jena here today came in the wake of a […]

Suar Mahasuara to continue sale of Mahaprasad in Puri Temple

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today allowed the Suar and Mahasuara Nijog to continue the sale of Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath at Ananda Bazar on the temple premises. In a meeting held between the SJTA and the Nijog, it was decided that a hygienic and hassle-free sale and purchase of Mahaprasad would be […]

Suar Mahasuar Nijog demands probe into use of adulterated ghee in Puri temple

Puri: Days after Sri Jagannath Temple Adminstration (SJTA) imposed restrictions on the sale and use of adulterated ghee in the Puri temple, the Suar Mahasuara Nijog today raised questions on its implementation alleging rampant use of adulterated ghee for Kotha Bhoga and lighting earthen lamps here on Saturday. Blaming the district administration and SJTA behind […]

Tanka Torani not to be banned at Jagannath temple in Puri

Puri: Devotees of Lord Jagannath can heave a sigh of relief as the sale of Tanka Torani at Ananda Bazar of the Puri Temple in Odisha will not be banned by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The Public Relation Officer of the Puri Temple administration has informed about the decision following the SJTA’s ban […]

Puri temple administration restricts use of adulterated ghee

Puri: Imposing restrictions on the use of adulterated desi ghee in the Puri Jagannath Temple, the administration today warned vendors from stopping the practice in and outside the shrine premises. District Collector Arvind Agarwal said all arrangements have been ensured so that only pure ghee from OMFED will be used to light diyas. The ghee […]

Mukti Mandap pics on Odia almanac sparks row

Puri: Laxity in security norms inside Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri came to limelight after some forbidden photos of Mukti Mandap Pandit Sabha inspecting the holy Trinity’s rituals in the temple panjika (almanac) are found featured in Maa Hingula Panjika, a regional Odia almanac, posing serious question on safety of the shrine. As per the […]

Puri girl misbehaviour, Subhadra's idol touching row: SJTA submits CCTV footage

Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today submitted CCTV footage with Kumbharpada police in connection with the Gundicha Temple girl misbehaviour and touching of Subhadra’s idol controversy. A special team of SJTA today handed over the CCTV footage to Kumbharpada police after scrutiny for further investigation into the allegations related to the two incidents. […]

Girl alleges molestation by policeman inside Gundicha Temple

Puri: A girl today took to social media and alleged molestation of women by a policeman during ‘darshan’ at Gundicha Temple on Navami. On her Facebook post, she narrated her ordeal and tagged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the post, the girl went to the Gundicha Temple at around […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Devotees across World celebrate chariot festival

Bhubaneswar: Chants of ‘Jai Jagannath’ thronged the globe as the devotees celebrated the famous Rath Yatra festival across the world amidst religious fervour and gaiety proving that Lord Jagannath is indeed the ‘Lord of the Universe’. The deities were brought swaying (Pahandi) to the chariots from the temples by the priests and servitors amidst playing […]

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Rath Yatra 2017: Nabajouban darshan of deities begins in Puri

Puri: Ahead of the Rath Yatra, delay marred the conduct of the ‘Nabajouban’ darshan of the deities of Jagannath temple here on Saturday. According to reports, there was a delay of nearly four hours in completion of several rituals before the temple gates opened for devotees for the Nabajouban darshan today. Besides, darshan by devotees […]

Devotee injured inside Puri temple, dies

Puri: A devotee from Kolkata Surjit Mallick, who was injured after falling inside Puri Jagannath temple premises, died here on Sunday. According to reports, Surjit, along with one of his relatives Prabir Ray had come to the temple for darshan in the morning. However, he fell down and was immediately rushed to the hospital by […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Know the secret of Anasara

Sib Kumar Das ‘Snana Yatra’, the bathing festival is over. Sri Jagannath, Sri Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sri Sudashan are now in seclusion at ‘anasara pindi’. They stay at ‘anasara pindi’ from full moon night of ‘Snana Yatra’ till ‘navajouban’ darshan on next new moon day. Except for a group of designated servitors, no one […]

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143 special trains to Puri for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: In view of the large number of devotees to visit Puri during the nine-day long Rath Yatra from June 25, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run 143 special trains to the pilgrim city. From June 25 to July 5, the train ‘Yatra Express Specials’ will run originating from Khurda via Bhubaneswar, […]

Ruckus at Chhatisha Niyoga meeting in Puri

Puri: Chaos broke out in the Chhatisha Niyoga meeting held here on Monday over the issue of authorised and unauthorised servitors. While the meeting was held to discuss smooth conduct of rituals during all events of Rath Yatra, when the issue of authorised and unauthorised servitors was raised, tension erupted. As per sources, there was […]

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Jagannath’s Snana Yatra: The Holy bath

By Sib Kumar Das There is no respite from summer heat. Monsoons are round the corner. Mahaprabhu Sri Jagannath has also ventured out to Snanavedi. ‘Snana Yatra’, the bathing festival of the Lord is observed every year in Sri Mandir on the day of Purnima of Hindu month of Jyestha. There is a huge difference […]

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Rath Yatra to be a ‘smooth affair’ as servitors’ row ends

Puri: Putting an end to all speculations, the servitors can now touch the sibling deities—Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and devi Subhadra during the upcoming Snana Purnina, a major ritual ahead of the famous Rath Yatra in Puri. The long standing stalemate and differences with the Puri temple servitors has now been resolved, informed chief administrator of […]

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Servitors make Jagannath a 'touchy' issue before Rath Yatra

Puri: After ‘poster protest’, servitors of the Jagannath Temple today took out a rally from the Temple to the venue of the third Ratha Yatra Coordination Committee meeting held here on Saturday. Demanding fulfillment of their demands, the servitors submitted a memorandum to law minister Pratap Jena who was present at the coordination meeting. In the […]

BJP leader alleges misappropriation in Puri temple Corpus fund

Puri: Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra today alleged that around a hundred out of Rs 322 crore of the temple corpus fund has been misappropriated and held the Puri temple and district administration responsible for this. Mohapatra said the accountant general’s audit report reveals large-scale irregularities in the temple corpus fund and the audit has […]

Lord Jagannath’s Snana Yatra rituals schedule approved

Puri: The schedule for the Snana Yatra rituals of Lord Jagannath was approved in a meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog today. Earlier during the day, the temple sub-committee on rituals had prepared a final schedule of the Snana Yatra of the Trinity. The final schedule was then presented at the meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog, […]

Jagmohan repair: ASI approves Core Committee’s design

Puri: The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Odisha Works department over the design of the portal box-frame of the Jagmohan chamber of Shri Jagannath temple has come to an end, as the former approved the design made by the core committee of the state government after declining it initially. According […]

Jagmohan repair: Odisha asks ‘unconvinced’ ASI to make own design

Puri: After the ASI disagreed with the steel box-type portal frame design for the Jagmohan of Srimandir prepared by the Public Works department (PWD) and warned of issuing a no-risk certificate, the PWD secretary has written a letter to the ASI DG citing that the design should be prepared by the agency which is in […]

Devotees can’t touch deities at Snana Mandap: SJTA

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) said devotees would be allowed to touch the deities on Snana Purnima.

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ASI to undertake Jagamohan repair work from Jan 27

Repair work of the crumbling Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of Jagannath Temple here, will begin from January 27, said Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Wednesday