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Rath Yatra Anasara Rituals- Convalescing Deities Receive 'Phuluri Tela' Treatment

Puri: Lord Jagannath and the sibling deities, who are convalescing in Anasara chamber after falling ill following their symbolic bath during the Debasnana Purnima, received Phuluri Tela (herbal oil) treatment on Wednesday. As per rituals, ‘Phuluri Tela‘ prepared by Bada Odia mutt is applied to the deities on the fifth-day of their Ansara period today. […]

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Snana Purnima 2020 LIVE: Holy Trinity Adorns Hati Besha

Puri: Probably for the first time in the history of Puri Srimandir, the Snana Purnima festival of Lord Jagannath, his sibling deities and Chakraraj Sudarshan has begun this year without the usual fanfare and footfall of lakhs of devotees in the ancient town due to nationwide lockdown in wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Snana Purnima which […]

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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 […]

Hopes Of Puri Rath Yatra Dying Fast

Puri: Time is running out. Something which never has happened in hundreds of years, unfortunately seems likely in 2020 as dark clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the annual grand spectacle of Holy Trinity. Today after the State government sought the permission of the Centre to commence construction work of the chariots during the […]

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Lockdown 3.0: Uncertainty Over Puri Rath Yatra In Odisha Persists

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The extension of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown by two more weeks has added to the uncertainty looming over the conduct of this year’s annual Rath Yatra in Puri. It may be noted that Odisha government had earlier announced that decision to conduct Rath Yatra will be taken after the completion of the second phase […]

‘No Harm If Rath Yatra Not Held' Amid COVID19 Outbreak: Mukti Mandap Scholars

Puri: While uncertainty looms large over Rath Yatra in Puri this year amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Coronavirus, the highest body of Hindu religious scholars in Puri Srimandir, Mukti Mandap, stated on Monday that there is no harm if the annual Rath Yatra is not held this year in the wake […]

Puri Rath Yatra Rituals To Be Conducted Inside Srimandir During COVID19 Lockdown Till May 3

Puri: Putting all speculations to rest, the rituals pertaining to Akshay Tritiya, which marks the beginning of chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra, will be conducted inside Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) premises. Informing about the decision, Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb stated that as per Puri Shankaracharya’s recommendations, the rituals will be conducted inside Meghanadh […]

Biraja Ratha Jatra-A Unique Festival Of Odisha

By Srinibash Samal Aa krushnen rajasa bartamane Nibesayanamruta martaiya cha Hiranayena sabita rathena Debo jati bhubanani pashyan -Rig Veda- 1. 35.2 Ratha tradition is too old in our civilization. Even we can find in the Rig Veda about the Ratha Jatra. Ratha is the only medium to travel. God sun travels in the morning and […]

FIR Against ISKCON For Hurting Religious Sentiments

Puri: An FIR was lodged at the Singhadwara Police Station in Puri against International Society for Krishna Consciousness(ISKCON) authorities for their decision to observe Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Punjab’s Ludhiana later this year. Reports say, two outfits namely Sri Jagannath Sena and Sachetan Nagarika Manch have alleged that ISKCON authorities and workers have […]

Strongly oppose ISKCON proposal of untimely Rath Yatra: BJD leader

Bhubaneswar: BJD leader S R Patnaik on Thursday strongly opposed a proposal by the ISKCON Ludhiana unit to organise the annual Rath Yatra on a different date, and urged the Odisha chief minister to take up the matter with his Punjab counterpart. The issue was raised by Patnaik in the assembly, who cited reports that […]

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Rath Yatra Concludes With Niladri Bije; Holy Trinity Ushered Into Srimandir

Puri: Rath Yatra, the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity- Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra concluded today as the sibling deities were ushered to the sanctum sanctorum in ‘Goti Pahandi’ during the Niladri Bije ritual. Lord Jagannath and Goddess Mahalaxmi’s meeting ritual was carried out on the Charamala following which the Bachanika ritual […]

Rath Yatra 2019: Lakhs witness Suna Besha of Holy Trinity

Puri: The pilgrim town of Puri is brimming with a sea of devotees to witness the Suna Besha of Holy Trinity-Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra. A day after Bahuda Yatra, the conclusion of the nine-day sojourn to Mausi Maa temple and return to Srimandir, the three deities are all set to bask with […]

Bahuda Yatra Concludes As Chariots Of Holy Trinity Reach Abode

Puri: Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad converged in Puri to witness ‘Bahuda Yatra’ – the homecoming of the Holy Trinity from Gundicha Temple to Srimandir on their chariots today. According to mythology, on this auspicious day the three sibling deities – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra wrap up their annual […]

'Police-Daitapati Servitors clash' delays Hera Panchami rituals in Puri

Puri: A clash between the Daitapati Servitors and the Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) Monday evening allegedly delayed the rituals of Hera Panchami on the fifth day of the annual chariot festival in the pilgrim town. Though the Sandhya Dhupa ritual at Gundicha temple was conducted on time, the arrival of Goddess Mahalakshmi (Mahalaxmi Bije Niti) […]

Rath Yatra: Hera Panchami Ritual To Be Performed Today

Puri: As Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra are on their annual sojourn, the Hera Panchami ritual will be performed today i.e on the fifth day of Rath Yatra. On Hera Panchami, Goddess Laxmi expresses her anger at Lord Jagannath for leaving her alone at Srimandir and staying at his aunt’s abode with his […]

Rath Yatra: Lord Jagannath’s chariot rolls on foreign land

Dubai/ Bahrain: Not only Puri’s Bada Danda (Grand Road), Rath Yatra was also celebrated with much pomp and grandeur by the people of Odia community across the globe this year. The Iskcon and Baharin Odia Samaj organised the annual festival at Manama in Bahrain. All the traditional rituals were followed and over one thousand devotees […]

Rath Yatra: Adapa Mandapa Bije of Holy Trinity today

Puri: A day after the holy communion with millions of devotees on Badadanda on the inaugural day of the annual Rath Yatra, the Holy Trinity of Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra will be escorted to the Adapa Mandapa in the Mausi Maa Temple today. Sources said the entry of deities to the Gundicha […]

3 killed, 9 injured in separate mishaps during Rath Yatra

Jajpur/Khurda/Visakhapatnam: As many as three persons were killed and nine others sustained injuries in separate mishaps that took place in Jajpur, Khurda and Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam during the annual Rath Yatra celebration today. In the first incident, two persons died and seven sustained critical injuries after the chariot they were pulling came in contact with […]

Miniature Artist Crafts 2.5-Inch-Tall Nandighosa With Wood In Berhampur

Berhampur: Miniature sculptor Satyanarayan Moharana, who has found a place in the Limca India Book of Records for his artwork, took everyone by surprise on Thursday when he showcased his 2.5 inch-tall replica of Jagannath chariot- Nandighosa on the occasion of Rath Yatra. The 35-year-old artist, who set a record last year with his 2.5 […]

PM wishes people on the occasion of Rath Yatra

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished people on the occasion of Rath Yatra. While wishing health and prosperity for all, Modi said it was a special occasion. “Best wishes to everyone on the special occasion of the Rath Yatra. We pray to Lord Jagannath and seek his blessings for the good health, […]

Rath Yatra LIVE: Pahandi rituals begin at Srimandir

Puri: Among loud chants of Hari Bola and conchs and gongs reverberating in the air, the Pahandi rituals of Lord Sudarshan and the three sibling deities being carried to their respective chariots have begun for the Rath Yatra. The gorgeously decorated deities will be seated atop the chariots in which they will travel to visit […]

Rath Yatra 2019: Puri to host Sun, clouds; high humidity amid thunderstorm probability

Bhubaneswar: With the pilgrim city all decked up for the annual World famous car fest tomorrow, it seems rains will also have a day out on the town on the big day. The latest weather models forecast nil precipitation on July 4. However, Skymet models show around 1-2mm (light) rainfall in Puri on the D-day. […]

Rath Yatra: Ritual Schedule & Security Arrangements In Place

Puri: With just a day before the commencement of Rath Yatra tomorrow, the Agyan Mala Bije ritual on the three chariots of the Holy Trinity was conducted in Puri today. Agyan Mala Bije is like the divine permission from the Lords for readying the three chariots for the festival. As per ritual, Pujapanda servitors of […]

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Rath Yatra 2019: ECoR Launches Mobile App For Benefit Of Passengers

Bhubaneswar/Puri: With an aim to provide information electronically and promote Digital India, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has launched Rath Yatra Mobile App ‘ECOR YATRA’ for the benefit of the passengers especially the devotees coming to witness the world famous car fest-2019 at Puri. The information was provided by Ajoy Behera, Chief Commercial Manager of the […]

ECoR Special Train For Examinees
Railway Initiative For Rath Yatra! Here's ECoR's Special Appeal To All Passengers

To be extra careful in overcrowded Trains Manpower mobilisation done for smooth running of Trains & Crowd Management Use UTS Mobile App to book journey Ticket by avoiding rush at Counters Rath Yatra Mobile App ECOR Yatra to get Railway information & facilities Ahead of the world famous annual Rath Yatra in Puri, East Coast […]