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Lord Jagannath might be the ideal deity for millions of his devotees around the globe, but his one wife is not too impressed. Just within a fortnight of their wedding, he bathes too much and falls ill for 15 days. Immediately after, he goes out on a vacation with his siblings, not bothering to even […]

Rath Yatra concludes as Holy Trinity adorn Ratna Sinhasan

Puri: The annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity- Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra concluded with the Niladri Bije rituals today amidst a sea of devotees chanting Hari Bol and Jai Jagannath. The deities were ushered into the Srimandir in ‘Goti Pahandi’ during the Niladri Bije ritual. As per the rituals, Lord Rama, Krishna […]

Lord Jagannath to appease Goddess Laxmi with Rasagola during Niladri Bije today

Puri: A day after the holy Trinity were offered Adhara Pana– a special drink after their tiring nine day journey followed by Suna Besha, the deities are all set to enter the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir during Niladri Bije today. Niladri Bije is the concluding ritual of Rath Yatra during which the Lords are offered […]

Bahuda Yatra: Chariot pulling in Baripada & Kendrapara today

Baripada/Kendrapara: At a time when lakhs of devotees are awaiting to witness the Suna Besha of the Holy Trinity in Puri, residents of Baripada and Kendrapara have congregated in the respective districts for the Bahuda Yatra of the sibling deities scheduled today. Residents of Baripada and nearby areas are all set to witness the return […]

Bahuda Yatra: Sibling deities reach their abode

After reaching Srimandir, the three chariots have been parked outside Singhadwara for rituals over next three days. Homecoming for Holy Trinity: Chariot pulling comes to an end. Lord Jagannath on his Nandighosa chariot reaches Singhadwara; joins elder brother Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. Homecoming for Holy Trinity: Lord Jagannath on his Nandighosa chariot reaches Singhadwara; joins […]

Rath Yatra: Bahuda preparations begin in Puri

Puri: A day after the Hera Panchami ritual, preparations for return of Lord Jagannnath and his sibling deities to Srimandir after their stay at Gundicha temple in the pilgrim town has begun. The Holy Trinity who had left the temple for a nine day annual sojourn to their aunt’s house (Gundicha Temple) on their chariots  […]

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 […]

Puri Pass
Vehicle parking pass meant for servitors ‘misused’ during Puri Rath Yatra?

Puri: A two-wheeler pass meant for sevayats (servitors) on duty was allegedly, misused during Puri Rath Yatra. The matter came to light after a photograph of the vehicle pass went viral on social media. Though the pass bearing serial number 543 was meant for sevayats, a photograph of the pass revealed name of one Sekh […]

SJTA to probe ‘Tahia’ tearing incident

Puri/Bhubaneswar: A probe will be launched to find out under what circumstances the ‘tahia’ of Lord Jagannath was torn off during Rath Yatra on Saturday, SJTA administrator (ritual) Pradeep Kumar Das said today. “After the Rath Yatra gets over, the SJTA will examine the CCTV footage and will try to find out who has done […]

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 Yatra: Millions witness chariot pulling today

Puri: Amid a sea of devotees filling the atmosphere with spirituality and devotion and chants of Jay Jagannath reverberating in the air, world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his sibling deities was a spectacle to behold today. As expected, lakhs of devotees thronged the pilgrim town to witness the mega event when the […]

Divine spectacle: Deities & devotees meet each other as chariots roll on..

Puri: Much to the happiness of the devotees, the chariots of Lords Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra started rolling down on the Badadanda an hour and half ahead of schedule. Pulled and witnessed by lakhs of devotees who, braving the humid conditions and later on heavy rain, the Taladhwaja was the first to begin its […]

Chhera Panhara
Rath Yatra: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb performs 'Chhera Panhara'

Puri: With spirituality in the air and the Badadanda teeming with devotees, Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara (sweeping of the three chariot floors with a golden broom) ritual, considered to be one of the most important rituals. The ritual assumes religious significance as […]

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Puri Rath Yatra 2018: Pahandi rituals conclude

Puri: As expected lakhs of devotees have thronged the piligrim city Puri to witness Rath Yatra which is one of the major festivals in Odisha. As per schedule, the rituals began for the chariot festival much early on Saturday. Amid loud chants of Hari Bola, devotees waited outside the 12th century shrine to have a […]

Rath Yatra Live Updates 2018
Puri Rath Yatra 2018: All that happened...

6:30 pm: Chariot pulling comes to an end; Lord Jagannath’s chariot Nandighosa’s journey halted within a short distance of Gundicha temple, chariot pulling to resume tomorrow 5:30-5:40 pm: Chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra- ‘Taladhwaja’ and Darpadalana respectively – reach Gundicha Temple #RathYatra2018: Chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra reach Gundicha Temple #Odisha […]

Rath Yatra: Nabajauban darshan of deities begins at Puri Srimandir

Puri: With just a few hours left for the world famous Rath Yatra festivities to kick off, the pilgrim town is already brimming with lakhs of devotees reaching here for the ‘Nabajaubana darshan’ – first glimpse of the deities after their 15 day healing ritual at ‘Anasaragruha’ of  the Puri Srimandir. Fresh from their recuperation […]

Rath Yatra 2018: Chariots to have donation boxes

Bhubaneswar/Puri: In view of the Supreme Court’s recent directions barring direct collection of donations from devotees in Puri Srimandir, the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today informed that donation boxes (Hundis) will be installed on the chariots during Rath Yatra. In a meeting of the Daitapati Nijog and the chief administrator of SJTA, Pradipta Mohapatra […]

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 […]

Rath Yatra 2018: Chariots will be ready before time: Maharana Sebaka

Puri: With almost a week to go for the very famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Odishatv.in team has reached Puri to take a stock of the preparations before the grand festival. Our news team reached the ‘Ratha Khala’ or the chariot construction yard and spoke to the Mukhya Maharana Sebaka or Chief constructor of […]

devotee dies Puri Srimandir
Devotee dies inside Puri Srimandir

Puri: In an unfortunate incident, a 75-year-old devotee from Kendrapara died near Kalpabata inside Puri Srimandir today afternoon. The devotee, identified as Ajay Kumar Das from Kendrapara district, was resting near the Kalpabata (considered as the wish fulfilling tree) when he suddenly fell unconscious. Soon after he was discovered dead. The reason behind the death […]

Rath Yatra 2018: Defects found in wheels of Devadalan, Taladhwaja chariots

Puri: While construction of chariots for the annual Rath Yatra is underway in full swing, the members of the chariot construction engineering committee, during inspection today, found defects in the wheels of Devadalan & Taladhawaja chariots of Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra, respectively. After inspection, the Executive Engineer of the committee informed that while cracks […]

Chariot construction begins for Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of the Trinity, construction of chariots began with ‘Ratha Anukula’ here on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Wednesday. The three 12-ft sacred logs of ‘Dhaura Katha’ were brought to the ‘Ratha Khala’ near the Jagannath temple. The process commenced with the axe being given the divine touch […]