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Rath Yatra: Families Who Have Dedicated Themselves In The Service Of Lord Jagannath

Puri: With just a few days left for Rath Yatra, lakhs of people across the world are getting ready for the mega festival in Puri. On this special occasion, as the Holy Trinity will embark on an annual sojourn to the temple of Mausi Maa, there are some families who have defined the true meaning […]

Central team reviews Cyclone Fani restoration works in Puri for second time

Puri: Ahead of Rath Yatra, a Central team led by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Vivek Bharadwaj today reviewed the restoration works in cyclone Fani-affected areas of Puri district. The 11-member inter-ministerial team reportedly visited Manitalasahi and Atheisi villages of Dugal panchayat under Satyabadi and Bhoi Sahi village of Harekrushnapur under Puri […]

Devotees flock Alarnath as Anasara period begins in Puri Srimandir

Puri: With the beginning of ‘Anasara’ period from today (15-day-long period during which Holy Trinity stays away from public darshan) after the conclusion of Deba Snana Purnima rituals in Puri Srimandir yesterday, devotees have started thronging Alarnath Temple in Brahmagiri to seek blessings of Lord Alarnath, an avatar of Lord Jagannath. Today on the first […]

Rath Yatra: Sevaks express doubt over timely installation of Chari Nahaka

Puri: With just three days before the Snana Purnima ritual of Lord Jagannath in Puri, servitor groups engaged in construction of chariots for the three deities have expressed concerns over initiating the timely installation of the ‘Chari Nahaka’. Snana Purnima is the first major ritual of the month-long Rath Yatra festivities and as per tradition, […]

Repair of Srimandir to be taken up during Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: The inspection, necessary repair and restoration work of Puri Srimandir will be carried out during the Rath Yatra, when the three deities will be away at the Mausi Maa temple from the period between Gundicha Yatra and Niladri Bije. Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra today informed that a team […]

Rath Yatra: Chaka Dera ritual concludes in Puri

Puri: Just a few weeks before the world famous chariot festival of Lord Jagannath kicks off in Puri, the ‘Chaka Dera’ ritual completed in the pilgrim city on Tuesday. The ‘Chaka Dera Anukula’ or the initiation of chariot wheels ceremony for the upcoming festival began on the concluding day of ‘Bahara Chandan Yatra’ of the […]

Rath Yatra live telecast: SJTA backtracks on broadcast rights auction, wants share of TV revenue

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today backpedalled on its decision to auction the live telecast rights of the Puri Rath Yatra thereby allowing all the broadcasting channels to continue telecasting the mega festival on their platforms. Shortly after a meeting of the Srimandir Management Committee chaired by Puri […]

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SJTA’s decision on granting of Rath Yatra telecast rights today

Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will take the final decision over auction of Rath Yatra live broadcasting rights today. Close on the heels of the temple administration’s letter inviting reputed TV channels to bid for the live broadcast rights of the event, several Odia and Hindi channels on Monday participated in the bidding […]

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Rath Yatra: 200 special buses to Puri during mega festival

Puri: Odisha government has decided to deploy additional 200 buses to ensure that devotees do not face any hardship in travelling to Puri during Rath Yatra, informed Central Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Anil Samal after a high-level meeting held on Monday. As per official sources, stringent action will be taken against the private buses […]

Rath Yatra: Hue and cry over decision to auction live broadcast rights

Bhubaneswar: With just under a month remaining for the world famous Rath Yatra in Puri, the Odisha government has come up with a huge change and has decided to auction the rights of live broadcast of the mega event this year. While earlier, several news channels used to live telecast the Rath Yatra, the Shree […]

Rath Yatra: First phase timber for chariot construction reaches Puri

Puri: Ahead of the annual Rath Yatra festival of the Holy Trinity-Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra in July, preparation for the mega event began on Monday with the arrival of first phase timber wood required for the construction of the three chariots of the sibling deities. Around 57 logs of wood of specified […]

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Rath Yatra: Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath draws lakhs of devotees

Puri: Lakhs of devotees thronged the Puri Badadanda today to witness the holy Trinity in their golden glory during the Suna Besha ritual today. All roads led to Badadanda today as it was that time of the year when the sibling deities of Puri Srimandir adorn their gold ornaments and give darshan to devotees. Thanks […]

Homecoming for Holy Trinity: Bahuda Yatra concludes

Bhubaneswar: The Holy Trinity-Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra  finally returned to their abode – the Srimandir, after their annual 9-day sojourn to Gundicha Temple, in their respective chariots. For the next three days, the chariots will be parked outside the Singhadwara for a set of rituals including Sunabesa and Adhara Pana before they are  […]

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 […]

Puri Rath Yatra 2018: Pulling of chariot of Lord Jagannath resumes

Puri: After spending a night with millions of devotees on Puri Badadanda (Grand Road), Lord Jagannath began on his journey to Gundicha temple on Sunday. Excitement was written large on the faces of devotees as they got a chance to pull the chariot of Lord Jagannath, the ‘Nandighosa’ on the Badadanda today a day after […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Rath Yatra 2018: Rituals schedule for Puri Chariot festival

Puri: It is that time of the year when Trinity — Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra will come out of the Puri temple to give darshan to lakhs of devotees on the occasion of Rath Yatra. In some time, the sibling deities will aboard their three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look […]

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 […]

Thumbs down to declare Puri Badadanda ‘No Flying Zone’

Puri: The Civil Aviation ministry has rejected the application of Odisha government to declare Puri Grand Road (Bada Danda) as “No Flying Zone” during the upcoming Rath Yatra Festival starting July 14, 2018. With lakhs of devotees and tourists expected to congregate at the 12th century shrine during Rath Yatra, Odisha Police had urged the […]

The extended family of Jagannath

When you think about the Indian conception of God, most Gods live either alone or with their consorts. Jagannath lives with his elder brother and sister in his huge home at Puri. Quite a departure from the usual norm; it doesn’t end there too. Not only does he have more members in this wonderful ‘divine’ […]

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 […]

‘Adharapana’ ritual of Lord Jagannath, siblings today

Puri: The ‘Adharapana’ ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra will be performed today. As per the ritual, the deities will be offered ‘Pana’, a specially prepared drink, in pots on their respective chariots. Mahasuara servitors prepare the drink by using milk, banana, cheese, aromatic spices and water. The water […]

Six lakh savour the joy of Ratha Jatra in Puri

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The Bada Danda (Grand Road) in the holy town of Puri turned into a sea of humanity as nearly six lakh people, partook of the ecstasy of witnessing the world famous ‘Ratha Jatra’ of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. Chants of “Jai Jagannath” rent the air as devotees from all over the country […]