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Tag: Puri Temple

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 […]

Snana Yatra
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 […]

Rath Yatra
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