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Sacred Squabble

Lord Jagannath might be the ideal deity for millions of his devotees around the globe, but his one wife is not too impressed. Just within a fortnight of their wedding, he bathes too much and falls ill for 15 days. Immediately after, he goes out on a vacation with his siblings, not bothering to even […]

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Lord Jagannath to appease Goddess Laxmi with Rasagola during Niladri Bije today

Puri: A day after the holy Trinity were offered Adhara Pana– a special drink after their tiring nine day journey followed by Suna Besha, the deities are all set to enter the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir during Niladri Bije today. Niladri Bije is the concluding ritual of Rath Yatra during which the Lords are offered […]

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Lakhs to get glimpse of Holy Trinity's Suna Besha today

Puri: Lakhs of devotees are expected to throng the pilgrim town to witness the Holy Trinity’s Suna Besha (also known as Raja Besha) today. During the Besha, Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be adorned with gold ornaments on their gigantic decorated chariots – Nandighosa, Taladhwaja and Debadalana. During the rituals of Suna Besha, deities […]

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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 […]

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In the Absence of Jagannath

Every year, the deities of the Jagannath Temple are carried to the Gundicha Temple on the other side of the road on grand chariots, in the world famous Ratha Jatra. During this time, the huge temple remains empty, bereft of its presiding deities. People throng to the other temple where the deities reside during the […]

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Rath Yatra: Bahuda preparations begin in Puri

Puri: A day after the Hera Panchami ritual, preparations for return of Lord Jagannnath and his sibling deities to Srimandir after their stay at Gundicha temple in the pilgrim town has begun. The Holy Trinity who had left the temple for a nine day annual sojourn to their aunt’s house (Gundicha Temple) on their chariots  […]

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Goddess Mahalaxmi set to break Nandighosa on ‘Hera Panchami’ today

Puri: It is time for some sulking and temper tantrums as Goddess Mahalaxmi left behind at Srimandir by Lord Jagannath, decides to teach Him a lesson. Jealous, she goes on to damage a part of the Nandighosa chariot parked outside Gundicha Temple on Wednesday. The ritual known as ‘Hera Panchami’ is celebrated on the fifth […]

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Baripada Rath Yatra: Balabhadra's chariot reaches Mausima temple

Baripada: Devotees soaked in religious fervour and devotion as they tugged Lord Balabhadra’s chariot to Mausima temple today. While Goddess Subhadra in her chariot could only reach up to the Town Police station, Lord Jagannath in his chariot will start his journey to his aunt’s abode tomorrow. As per tradition, the pulling of chariots in […]

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Puri Rath Yatra 2018: Lord Jagannath joins siblings at Gundicha temple

Puri: Braving the heavy downpour, devotees in lakhs pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath with much enthusiasm up to Gundicha temple on Sunday. Though the chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra had reached Gundicha temple yesterday, Lord Jagannath’s chariot– Nandighosa halted midway near Balagandi chhak during the Rath Yatra celebrations. Officials of Shree Jaganath […]

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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 […]

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Despite restrictions, lapses crop up during Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: Despite restrictions and directives issued by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), lapses were observed today during the annual Rath Yatra festival. During the ceremonial ‘Pahandi’ procession of the deities some devotees touched the idol of Lord Jagannath after jumping the security cordon. The incident was reported when the ‘Charamala’ was being withdrawn from […]

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Divine spectacle: Deities & devotees meet each other as chariots roll on..

Puri: Much to the happiness of the devotees, the chariots of Lords Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra started rolling down on the Badadanda an hour and half ahead of schedule. Pulled and witnessed by lakhs of devotees who, braving the humid conditions and later on heavy rain, the Taladhwaja was the first to begin its […]

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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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Puri Rath Yatra 2018: All that happened...

6:30 pm: Chariot pulling comes to an end; Lord Jagannath’s chariot Nandighosa’s journey halted within a short distance of Gundicha temple, chariot pulling to resume tomorrow 5:30-5:40 pm: Chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra- ‘Taladhwaja’ and Darpadalana respectively – reach Gundicha Temple #RathYatra2018: Chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra reach Gundicha Temple #Odisha […]

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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 […]

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Rath Yatra: Chaka Bije ritual of deities today

Puri: As the annual Rath Yatra inches closer, servitors of Puri Srimandir are doing everything to help the Holy Trinity recuperate from the fever they are suffering from in their secret Anasara chamber. A special ritual to mark recovery of the deities called ’Chaka Bije’ was held today at the 12th century shrine. According to […]

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Rath Yatra: Last Coordination Committee meeting concludes

Puri: The fourth and final Rath Yatra Coordination Committee meeting concluded. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired the meeting and took stock of preparedness for the annual festival. Patnaik also reviewed the ongoing road works, drinking water facilities, drainage and law and order for Rath Yatra. “I have just reviewed the Rath Yatra arrangements. With the […]

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No shortage of ropes for Puri Rath Yatra: SJTA

Puri: There is absolutely no dearth of ropes that will be used for pulling the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the upcoming Rath Yatra festival scheduled next month. Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) administrator Niti (rituals) on Monday informed that at present 12 out of 14 ropes required during the entire […]

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