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Flag on Balabhadra’s chariot blown away during Ratha Jatra

The flag of the Taladhwaja, the chariot of Lord Balabhadra, was blown away today soon after it was set up atop the chariot during the world famous Ratha Jatra in the pilgrim city

Ratha Jatra: Pulling of chariots to begin at 3.30 PM

Puri: With just hours left for the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri, the Daitapati sevayats are busy with last minute preparations to ensure that the elaborate series of rituals of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are completed in time as per the instructions of the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). Talking to […]

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Special traffic arrangements for Ratha Jatra

Puri: With barely a few hours left for the beginning of the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri, the Odisha Police has made elaborate traffic arrangement to ensure safe and timely arrival of devotees. Giving details to the media persons here this afternoon, IG Sanjib Panda said separate arrangements have been made for the heavy […]

Stage set for annual Rath Yatra in Odisha

Puri: The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings starts here on Wednesday with the district administration expecting about 10 lakh people to take part in the nine-day chariot festival. Security has been strengthened across Puri town for the Rath Yatra. “Multi-layer security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the […]

148 special trains to Puri for Ratha Jatra

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railways (ECoR) has decided to run 148 special trains to cope with the expected rush of passengers for the ensuing Car Festival of Lord Jagannath at Puri on July 6, Besides the special trains, as many as 29 booking counters and 25 additional booking counters will be opened at various places of […]

Snana Purnima fiasco: SJTA clean chit to servitors

Puri: Five days ahead of the annual Ratha Jatra of the deities, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday gave a clean chit to the servitors in connection with the Snana Purnima fiasco. It was alleged that a number of servitors, in-charge of the ceremonial bathing rituals of the Trinity, had allowed thousands of devotees […]

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Rajeev Khandelwal to host documentary on Rath Yatra

Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal is set to host a documentary titled “The Legend Of Jagannath“, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Indian religious festival of Rath Yatra. The hour-long documentary, to be aired on National Geographic channel on July 4, will showcase the colour and ceremonies associated with Rath Yatra, a festival in Odisha […]