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Tag: Rituals

Rituals hit at Maa Harachandi Temple following dispute between servitors

Cuttack: Rituals at the famous Maa Harachandi Temple at Asureswar of Nischintakoili block has been massively hit owing to a dispute between the servitors for the last three days. It has been alleged that two groups of servitors engaged in a war of words as the Chapa rituals of the deity was cancelled this year. […]

Rituals delayed at Puri Srimandir on first day of 'Panchuka'

Puri: Rituals were delayed inside Puri Srimandir on the first day of ‘Panchuka’ following which devotees and Habishyalis expressed their disappointment for not getting ‘Abadha’ on time. According to sources, there was a delay in Laxminarayan ‘Besha’ ritual of Lord Jagannath which led to further delay in subsequent rituals. As a result of which the […]

Here’s why Odisha man chose to marry sans Band, Baaja & Baraat

Kendrapara: Avoiding all the grandeur & glitter associated with a modern-day marriage ceremony, a man from Odisha walked on foot for 5 kilometres to marry a woman in a unique procession. The groom Amitabh Chaudhary started his walk from Narayanpur to marry Pratibha Jena in Kendrapara. Despite a strong financial background, Chaudhary avoided a big […]

Temples decked up for Maha Shivaratri, cultural treat tonight

Bhubaneswar: Various famous Shiva temples were decked up on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri that is being observed with religious fervor across Odisha on Wednesday. Devotees in lakhs thronged several temples including the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar since morning to seek the blessings of Lord ‘Bholenath’ on the auspicious occasion. Famous shrines– Kapilas in Dhenkanal, […]

Devotees offer obeisance to Sun God on Samba Dashami

Puri/ Konark:  People in large number thronged the world famous Sun temple in Konark on to offer special prayers to Sun on the occasion of Samba Dashmi on Thursday. Lakhs of devotees also gathered at Chandrabhaga beach, situated near the Sun temple to take a holy dip in the sea on the auspicious day. Samba […]

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama cannot change rituals to appoint successor: China

Beijing: China on Friday said the Dalai Lama has no right to change the rituals and processes, set by the Chinese government, for appointing his successor. Reacting to the Tibetan spiritual leader’s remarks that his incarnation cannot be born in a place where “there is no freedom”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at […]

Rituals resume at Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar: After day-long disruption of rituals at temple of Lord Lingaraj due to conflict between two sects of priests following dispute over Maha Baruni Snana ritual on Saturday, rites of the Lord finally resumed later today. The standoff between the servitor groups came to an end following a meeting later on the day under the […]

Rituals comes to halt at Lingaraj temple

Bhubaneswar: Daily rituals at 11th century Lingaraj temple came to a grinding halt following a conflict between two sets of priests here today. The rituals have been stalled after Maha Baruni Snana rituals of the Lord could not be performed on Saturday following a dispute between the two group of servitors —Bramhan Niyog and Badu […]

Puri Temple
Justice BP Das proposes revamp in security of Lord Jagannath Temple

Bhubaneswar: The suggestions of Justice BP Das, chief of the Commission for reformation of Puri’s Lord Jagannath Temple, proposed by him after his recent visit to Tirupati temple in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, invited sharp criticism from the servitors of Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri. Reacting to the proposed reformation suggestions of Justice Das, […]

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 […]