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Tag: Servitor

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Puri Jagannath Temple Priests To Get Insurance Cover

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to provide health insurance cover to the all the priests performing various rituals at the 12th-century shrine throughout the year. SJTA…

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Servitors Unhappy As Water Leaks Again In Srimandir Outer Ratna Bhandar

Puri: A section of servitors at the Shree Jagannath Temple here on Sunday expressed unhappiness alleging that a wall of the outer chamber of the Lords’ treasure house (Bahara Ratna Bhandar) is once again leaking water sans repair. Raising serious concern regarding the safety of the chamber, sevayat Narayan Mekap said, “We have already made […]

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Srimandir reforms: Servitors threaten to quit as SJTA expedites implementation

Puri: As the Puri Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) looks to streamline one measure after the other suggested by the Supreme Court of India as part of the reforms for the 12th century shrine, servitors of the temple have openly shown their displeasure over the move and threatened to quit in case of any setback […]

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Servitor accused of stealing devotee's wallet inside Puri Srimandir

Puri: In what could become a major cause of embarrassment for Puri Srimandir’s administration, a servitor has been detained by the Singhadwar police on the charges of stealing a wallet of a devotee. According to sources, the incident took place near Nata Mandap on Saturday when a devotee from Cuttack, Swapnajeet Nayak, found his wallet […]

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Puri Srimandir servitor, devotee injured in violent clash

  Puri: A fight broke out between a Bhoi servitor of Puri Srimandir and a devotee today in which both of them were severely injured. According to sources, complaints have been filed by both at Singhadwar Police Station. The incident occurred when one devotee identified as Dalton Das, who along with his family & friends […]

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Servitors unhappy over Srimandir repair

Puri: With the chief administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradeep Jena announcing that repair work of Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the 12th century temple, is in final stages, servitors of the temple claim that major works at several blocks are still pending. Servitors claimed repair work at ‘Bhandara Ghara’, […]

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2 get lifer for murder of Lingaraj temple servitor

Bhubaneswar: Two accused in the murder of Kasinath Badu, alias Kunu, a servitor of Lingaraj temple, were awarded life sentence on Monday. Bhubaneswar ADJ court awarded the sentence to convicts Kunia Mohapatra and Akshaya Mohapatra. As per reports, Kunu was allegedly hacked to death on the night of August 8, 2010 following a rivalry with […]

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Servitor suspended over sale of Prasad before being offered to Trinity

Puri:  The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today suspended Gadadhar Dixit, a servitor of Suar Nijog in connection with the sale of Prasad allegedly without being offered to the Trinity. After considering the inquiry report of commander and supervisor, the SJTA today suspended Dixit. It was alleged that Dixit had sold Dal Prasad at Anand […]

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Niladri Bije fiasco: SJTA managing committee revokes suspension of 9 servitors

Puri: Suspension order of the nine servitors involved in last year’s Niladri Bije fiasco was revoked by the managing committee of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday after seeing change in their behaviour and conduct. Earlier on July 17, 2016, during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, few servitors had […]

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Jagmohan repair: ASI approves Core Committee’s design

Puri: The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Odisha Works department over the design of the portal box-frame of the Jagmohan chamber of Shri Jagannath temple has come to an end, as the former approved the design made by the core committee of the state government after declining it initially. According […]

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Jagmohan repair: Odisha asks ‘unconvinced’ ASI to make own design

Puri: After the ASI disagreed with the steel box-type portal frame design for the Jagmohan of Srimandir prepared by the Public Works department (PWD) and warned of issuing a no-risk certificate, the PWD secretary has written a letter to the ASI DG citing that the design should be prepared by the agency which is in […]

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Judicial panel on Puri temple reforms to begin work after Nov 4

Cuttack: Justice BP Das Commission, appointed by the Odisha government to suggest reforms in management of Puri Sri Jagannath temple, would begin its work after November 4. A decision to this effect was taken in the first meeting convened by the Commission here today which was attended by several well-known personalities including freedom fighters, senior […]

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Niladri Bije fiasco: One more sevayat arrested

Puri: Police today arrested Kasinath Khuntia, a senior servitor of Shri Jagannath Temple on the charge of assaulting media persons and delay in the rituals of the Lords during Niladri Bije in June this year. Reports said the Simhadwara Police arrested Khuntia following a tip-off about his presence in the pilgrim town. Notably, Khuntia was […]

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Niladri Bije fiasco: Bail hearing of 9 servitors postponed

The Additional District Sessions court of Puri today postponed the hearing on the bail plea of nine servitors, who were arrested for creating a ruckus during the Niladri Bije ritual of lord Jagannath and his siblings on July 17

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Justice Das for changes in Sri Mandir RoR

Justice BP Das, head of the one-member commission appointed by the state government to suggest reforms in the management of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri today said changes should be made to the Record of Rights (RoR) of the temple keeping in view the demands of the time

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Niladri Bije fiasco: 8 servitors declared 'absconders'

The district police today declared eight servitors, including Damodara Mahasuara and his brother Jayakrusna Mahasuara, accused of manhandling and misbehaving with the Puri Collector during the Niladri Bije on July 17 and issued posters containing their photos at various places

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Niladri Bije fiasco: NBWs against 6 absconding servitors

The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM), Puri today issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against six absconding servitors in connection with the case of manhandling Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal during Niladri Bije on July 17

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Niladri Bije fiasco: One more servitor arrested

In the wake of the unsavoury incident that had taken place during the Niladri Bije of the deities in which some servitors had misbehaved the Puri collector, the Town Police today arrested one more servitor

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Police to seek warrants against absconding servitors tomorrow

Puri: After failing to trace the ‘erring’ servitors accused of physically assaulting Puri Collector Aravind Agarwal and manhandling media persons during the night of Niladri Bije of the Trinity on Sunday, police today said it will move the court tomorrow to seek search warrants against the wrongdoers. Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi told newsmen that the […]

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Surya Patro for Tirupati-like Trust board to run Puri temple

Bhubaneswar: After remaining silent on the Niladri Bije incident last Sunday, which witnessed manhandling of media persons and physical assault on Puri Collector Aravinda Agarwal by ‘unruly’ servitors, senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Surya Narayan Patro on Thursday suggested that the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri should be managed by a Trust on the […]

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4 teams formed to nab accused servitors: Puri SP

Puri: Trouble mounted for the servitors on the run, who allegedly assaulted Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije of the deities in Puri on Sunday night, after the district police on Thursday formed four teams to nab them. Briefing newsmen, Sarthak Sarangi, Superintendent of Police (SP), Puri, said, “We have formed four teams […]

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Revocation of servitors’ suspension draws flak

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday invited stinging criticism from the servitor groups for lifting the suspension imposed on servitors Jay Krushna Dasmohapatra and his father Kashinath Dasmohapatra even before the submission of an inquiry report on ‘Brahma Parivartan’ (soul transfer) fiasco of the deities during the Nabakalebara last year. The father-son duo […]

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