ADG, Law and Order, RK Sharma said, “As the Snana Purnima festival will be held with the participation of devotees, elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the rituals.”
Puri: The Rath Yatra festival will come to a close in a couple of days as the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra are heading towards Srimandir after their nine day sojourn at Gundicha temple. While devotees will wait to see the Lord come out of the abode next year, an unsung […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the large number of devotees to visit Puri during the nine-day long Rath Yatra from June 25, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run 143 special trains to the pilgrim city. From June 25 to July 5, the train ‘Yatra Express Specials’ will run originating from Khurda via Bhubaneswar, […]
Puri: Chaos broke out in the Chhatisha Niyoga meeting held here on Monday over the issue of authorised and unauthorised servitors. While the meeting was held to discuss smooth conduct of rituals during all events of Rath Yatra, when the issue of authorised and unauthorised servitors was raised, tension erupted. As per sources, there was […]
Puri: After ‘poster protest’, servitors of the Jagannath Temple today took out a rally from the Temple to the venue of the third Ratha Yatra Coordination Committee meeting held here on Saturday. Demanding fulfillment of their demands, the servitors submitted a memorandum to law minister Pratap Jena who was present at the coordination meeting. In the […]
Puri: Defying the restrictions imposed by the district administration and Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), a woman devotee on Friday evening was found climbing on to ‘Nandighosha’, the chariot of Lord Jagannath. According to reports, the woman devotee climbed on the chariot prior to the pahandi of Lord Jagannath to ‘Aadapa Mandap’. When contacted, Laxmidhara […]
Baripada: Preparations have reached the final stage for the celebration of the Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra in Baripada on Thursday. As per tradition, Ratha Yatra is celebrated in this district headquarters town a day after the car festival in Puri. Like the Jagannath Temple in Puri, […]
Cuttack: With the state government granting temporary route permits to 90 more private buses to Puri, a total of 162 private buses would ply to the pilgrim city during Ratha Jatra scheduled to begin on July 6. This was revealed at a joint meeting between the private bus owners of Cuttack and Puri bus owners’ […]
A controversy has cropped up over the presence of 'Nara Birala' painting on the chariots after the chief carpenter of Nadighosh Ratha (chariot of Lord Jagannath) Bijay Mohapatra questioned the tradition of such image on the chariots.
The Odisha police have prepared a detailed security blue-print for the world famous Ratha Yatra at Puri scheduled to be held on July 12.
Bhubaneswar: The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings began on Wednesday amidst a congregation of lakhs of devotees in Puri. Lakhs of people have converged to have a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra on the Bada Danda (Grand Road). They will travel to Gundicha temple on three giant […]
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today completed carving 100 sand chariots at Puri beach in Odisha.
Noted artist Sudarsan Pattnaik is attempting another world record by carving 100 sand chariots at the Puri beach in Odisha on upcoming Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath
In a bid to prevent congregation of devotees in and around the Baladevjew temple, the Kendrapara district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC for the smooth conduct of SnanaYatra (divine bathing rituals of the holy trinity) today.
Hundreds of people belonging to various social and cultural organisation today took out a rally in Baripada town demanding permission for conduct of Ratha Yatra at Haribaldev Jew temple, which is considered as Dwitiya Sreekhetra.