Tag: Rath Yatra 2020

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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 […]