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SJTA To Introduce Servitor Welfare Scheme, Sub-Committee To Decide Modalities

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration has made a slew of announcements following a joint meeting of Chhattisa Nijog and SJTA headed by Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Tuesday evening. Thanking the Srimandir servitors for their continuous support in successfully conducting the RathYatra this year, SJTA chief, Krishan Kumar made it a point to provide their family […]

Rath Yatra: Adhara Pana Offering To Divine Siblings Today

Puri: A day after witnessing the spectacular golden makeover (Suna Besha) of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath, and Devi Subhadra, devotees will get a chance to see once-a-year spectacle of Adhara Pana offering to the Lords. Due to Covid pandemic restrictions, people will have to watch the event from home through live telecast. Adhara Pana […]

Suna Besha: Holy Trinity To Get Golden Avatar Today

Puri: With the conclusion of the Bahuda Yatra on Wednesday, the divine triad of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra, and Kalia Thakura on their chariots on Puri Bada Danda will don a resplendent attire of gold and silver ornaments in a special ritual called ‘Suna Besha’ today. As per the centuries-old practice, the golden avatar […]

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Bahuda Yatra: Curfew In Puri District From June 30 To July 2

Puri: In view of upcoming Bahuda Yatra (return Car Festival) of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the district administration on Saturday announced to enforce curfew across the district from 10 PM of June 30 to 10 PM of July 2. “As per the direction of the Supreme Court, we have declared shutdown to be enforced from […]

Three Persons Caught Entering Puri Gundicha Temple Without Permission

Puri: As many as three persons were caught while illegally entering the Puri Gundicha temple without any permission today. Two local residents identified as Abhijit Mohanty of Kumbharpada area and Smruti Ranjan Mohanty of Markandeswar Sahi in the pilgrim town were detained while entering the shrine dressed as servitors. The duo, dressed in patta like […]

Rath Yatra: Divine Siblings To Move To Adapa Mandap Today

Puri: After spending a night on their respective chariots, the divine siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Mahaprabhu Jagannath will head to the Adapa Mandap of the Gundicha Temple in a ceremonial procession today. Ahead of their escort to Adapa Mandap, the servitors will perform all rituals of the Holy Trinity on the chariots. After […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Lord Jagannath & Sibling Deities Embark On Solitary Sojourn Without Devotees

Puri: It is hard to imagine Rath Yatra without devotees, but the Holy Trinity embarked on a solitary sojourn as the festival was celebrated with restrictions as per the Supreme Court’s directive in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the three deities reached the Gundicha Temple ahead of schedule today. The Pahandi at Mausi Maa […]

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Rath Yatra 2020: Holy Trinity Reaches Gundicha Temple, Pahandi Tomorrow

Not a leaf moves without the will of the Supreme', Lord Jagannath and that is what prevailed when love and devotion won over fear and apprehension as Supreme Court modified its June 18 order to allow Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity in Puri only amid the Covid pandemic.

When It Comes To Faith, PM Modi Leads From Front: Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the Supreme Court for the Rath Yatra verdict, calling it “an inseparable emotion for Odias”. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde noted that the court is willing to modify its June 18 order which put a stay […]

Rath Yatra 2020: Odisha Orders Curfew-Like Shutdown In Puri District

Puri: Soon after Supreme Court gave its nod for Puri Rath Yatra, Odisha government swung into action and reviewed arrangements for the smooth conduct of the mega event scheduled tomorrow. As the apex court has fixed certain conditions with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, the State government today announced a complete shutdown in the pilgrim […]

Rath Yatra 2020 Gets Supreme Court Nod Finally As Devotion Wins 

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi/Puri: The power of the Lords has finally got the SC moving and also the decision for the chariots to roll on Puri Badadanda a few hours later tomorrow. After 17 petitions were moved in the SC to get a nod to let the centuries-old Rath Yatra going, the apex court today modified its […]

Supreme Court Ruling On Rath Yatra: Artisans Shed Tears

Puri: The Supreme Court’s decision to stay Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, one of the most popular festivals of Hindus, this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic has left the multitude of artisans connected to the construction of the grand chariots in tears. The makers of the gigantic chariots, which is pulled by lakhs of […]

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Allow Rath Yatra In Puri As Special Case: Gajapati To CM Naveen

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to re-consider the sensitive issue of stopping Puri Rath Yatra this year and direct appropriate steps to be taken immediately by the State government for approaching the Supreme Court seeking partial modification of its June 18 order so that centuries-old festival can be conducted […]

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Rath Yatra 2020 Cancellation: Wilful Omissions? Who's To Blame?

Bhubaneswar/Puri: The order of the Supreme Court of India to stall the chariots of the Lord Jagannath & his sibling deities from rolling this year has led to deeper scrutiny into the reasons as to why after so much preparations, the grand festival, which is inextricably linked to the faith & sentiments of crores of […]

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Rath Yatra Cancellation: Crores Await As More Petitions Knock SC Door Seeking Modification Of Order

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Supreme Court has directed that the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will not be celebrated anywhere this year in view of the Covid19 pandemic, petitioners continue to knock the doors of the apex court seeking reconsideration of its June 18 order and allow the conduct of the festival in Puri […]

Odisha: Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb Welcomes NMA Bylaws Withdrawal
Odisha Govt Didn't Present Our Rath Yatra Proposal Before SC; We Want Festival Without Devotees: Puri King

Bhubaneswar: The proposals of Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee and the Chhatisa Nijog that Rath Yatra in Puri should be organised without devotees was not presented before the Supreme Court, said Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today. After the crucial meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog and the temple managing committee held this evening, Gajapati Maharaj […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Rath Yatra: BJP Targets Odisha Govt For ‘Delay’ In Clarifying Stand Over The Festival

Bhubaneswar: The opposition BJP on Wednesday lashed out at Odisha government for delay in clearing its stand on the conduct of annual Rath Yatra in Puri this year. Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra termed court cases pertaining to Rath Yatra as state-sponsored and said it has created speculations in the minds of the people. “Though […]

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Rath Yatra 2020: Plea In SC Seeking Stay On Rath Yatra In View Of Covid-19 Pandemic

New Delhi: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by an NGO seeking direction to stay the holding of the Rath Yatra festival 2020, which is scheduled to commence on June 23 in Puri, Odisha. Rath Yatra is a festival associated with Lord Jagannath which is held in Puri every year spanning for […]

Hold Rath Yatra Sans Devotees, Seal Puri Completely: Temple Managing Committee Member Raghunath Mohapatra

Puri: Eminent sculptor, MP & member of the Puri Temple Managing Committee, Raghunath Mohapatra on Saturday urged the Odisha government to conduct the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath without devotees, while requesting that the pilgrim city of Puri should be completely shut down on the day of the chariot pulling. Mohapatra urged the government to […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Servitors To Undergo COVID-19 Test Ahead Of Snana Purnima

Puri: In view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases and lockdown curbs, Puri district administration on Saturday decided to conduct Covid testing of Garabadu servitors who will be engaged in conduct of the Snana Purima rituals, a key festival in the run- up to Rath Yatra. Though the services of 108 Garabadu will required for […]

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Rath Yatra 2020: Odisha High Court Asks Govt To Complete Chariot Construction By June 22

Bhubaneswar: Odisha High Court on Tuesday asked the State government to ensure completion of the chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra by June 22-2020 thereby allaying further apprehensions on the possibility of conduct of the annual festival amid Covid pandemic. The grand festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be celebrated on June […]