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Tag: Rath Jatra

Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra : President, PM, CM Pray Lord Jagannath To Bless All For Healthy, Prosperous Life

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought blessings of the Holy Trinity for healthy and prosperous life to all on the auspicious occasion of Rath Jatra

Pahandi Bije
Ratha Jatra 2021: Pahandi Bije Of Holy Trinity Ends

The procession, known as the Pahandi Bije of the deities, is one of the most significant rituals of the Rath Jatra.

Rath Yatra Cancellation: Puri Gajapati Seeks Reforms For Conduct Of Festival Within Srimandir

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Friday proposed for adoption of a new set of practices not mentioned in the temple Record of Rights to hold the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath which has been barred by the Supreme Court from being celebrated outside the shrine in view of Covid pandemic. The verdict of the […]

Rath Yatra cancelled
Rath Yatra 2020 Cancelled In Odisha, Supreme Court Stalls Festival In Wake Of Covid-19 Pandemic

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: In a historic decision, the Supreme Court of India has stalled the centuries-old annual Rath Yatra this year in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. An SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde while hearing a plea seeking cancellation of the festival this year ruled, “We consider it appropriate that […]

Baladevjew Kendrapara Rath Yatra cancelled
Rath Yatra To Be Limited To Temple Premises In Baladevjew & Several Other Shrines In Odisha

Kendrapara: Even as the decision for the conduct of Rath Yatra of Puri Lord Jagannath this year hangs in balance amid rising cases of Coronavirus in Odisha, the scheduled Car Festival of the Holy Trinity in some other major shrines in the State like that of Lord Baldevjew will not be celebrated in their usual […]

Lord Jagannath & His Siblings Recover From Fever; Decision On Puri Rath Yatra Likely Today

Puri: Ahead of their annual sojourn to Mausi Maa Temple, the Holy Trinity of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath have finally recovered from fever after being offered a special herbal medicine- ‘Dasamula Modaka’ by the Raja Baidya at Puri Srimandir. The Dasamula Modak was offered to the deities after the evening ‘dhupa’ rituals […]

Animal Lovers Oppose Use Of Elephants For Pulling Chariots During Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar:  Animal lovers have urged the Odisha government not to use elephants for pulling chariots at the Rath Yatra festival in Puri, which is scheduled to be held on June 23 in the absence of devotees due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Orissa High Court had on June 9 said that the deployment of heavy […]

Rath Yatra: 'Dasamula Modaka' to be offered to Holy Trinity

Puri: As the sibling deities of Puri Srimandir, Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra are undergoing treatment at the secret ‘Anasara ghara’ chamber, the Raj Baidyas will today offer a special herbal medicine known as ‘Dasamula Modaka’ to the deities following instructions from Puri Gajapati Maharaj. It is believed that the Holy Trinity will recover […]

Goddess Mahalaxmi set to break Nandighosa on ‘Hera Panchami’ today

Puri: It is time for some sulking and temper tantrums as Goddess Mahalaxmi left behind at Srimandir by Lord Jagannath, decides to teach Him a lesson. Jealous, she goes on to damage a part of the Nandighosa chariot parked outside Gundicha Temple on Wednesday. The ritual known as ‘Hera Panchami’ is celebrated on the fifth […]

Baripada Rath Yatra: Balabhadra's chariot reaches Mausima temple

Baripada: Devotees soaked in religious fervour and devotion as they tugged Lord Balabhadra’s chariot to Mausima temple today. While Goddess Subhadra in her chariot could only reach up to the Town Police station, Lord Jagannath in his chariot will start his journey to his aunt’s abode tomorrow. As per tradition, the pulling of chariots in […]

Rath Jatra-2018: First preparatory meeting held

Bhubaneswar: The first preparatory meeting for this year’s Rath Jatra was held at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar today. Under the chairmanship of Health Minister, Pratap Jena, the meeting reviewed the healthcare arrangements to be made for the mega annual festival. “We have formed a team, which will visit all hospitals in Puri and take […]

Rath Jatra on Kartik Purnima! A legend lives on in Nuapada

Nuapada: There is no specific occasion or time to worship the Lord of the universe- Sri Jagannath. Such an example is set by Konabira village in Nuapada district where a Rath Jatra is carried out on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. The tradition of celebrating Rath Jatra on Kartik Purnima by locals of Konabira village […]

DGP takes stock of security for Ratha Jatra

With only three days left for the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh today reviewed the security arrangements for the mega festival

Ban on climbing chariots to be enforced strictly during Rath Jatra: SJTA

Puri: After facing all-round flak for the Snana Jatra fiasco during which devotees were seen touching the deities on the Snana Mandap (Bathing Altar) despite a ban on such practice, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday said the laws related to the annual Rath Jatra will be implemented strictly during the ensuing grand […]

Revocation of servitors’ suspension draws flak

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday invited stinging criticism from the servitor groups for lifting the suspension imposed on servitors Jay Krushna Dasmohapatra and his father Kashinath Dasmohapatra even before the submission of an inquiry report on ‘Brahma Parivartan’ (soul transfer) fiasco of the deities during the Nabakalebara last year. The father-son duo […]

Lord Jagannath's bathing festival draws thousands of devotees

Puri: Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country today gathered here to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath’s ceremonial bathing rituals, held on an open pandal, within the premises of the 12th century temple. The festival, also known as Deva Snana Purnima, takes place on the full moon day in the month of […]