Tag: Servitors

Niladri Bije fiasco: Servitors’ bail hearing likely today

Puri: The Additional District and Sessions court of Puri today is likely to resume hearing on the bail pleas of 11 out of the total 12 servitors, who were arrested for creating a ruckus during the Niladri Bije ritual of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings on July 17. As no video and CCTV footage […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
'Bribe' to servitors: Pressure mounts on govt to come clean

The issue of payment of Rs 2 crore to Daitapati servitors, termed as bribe by various quarters, by way of 'compensation' for the 'loss' suffered by them due to the ban on devotees climbing the chariots further Rath Yatra last year is fast turning out to be a hot potato for the state government with pressure mounting on it to come clean on the actual amount paid

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Odisha govt paid Rs 2 cr 'bribe' to Daitapatis!

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, often accused of bending backward to keep servitors of Puri Jagannath temple in good humour, has landed in an embarrassing position after the revelation that it paid Rs 2 corresponding to the Daitapati servitors as ‘compensation’ for the loss suffered by them due to the ban on devotees climbing the chariots […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Puri SP talks tough as servitors make 'peace' overture

Puri: In a statement that points to the hardening of the administration’s position on the issue of the mess created by a group of servitors during the Niladri Bije ritual of the deities last Sunday, Puri superintendent of police (SP) Sarthak Sarangi today averred the guilty will not be spared under any circumstances. “No pressure, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Police to move court today seeking warrants against servitors on the run

Bhubaneswar/Puri/Cuttack: Puri police will move court today to seek search warrants against the erring servitors who indulged in unruly behaviour during Niladri Bije on Sunday night, who hav been identified from the video footage. Yesterday, Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi had said, “I want to inform them (wanted servitors) through the media that legal action will […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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2 servitors arrested for heckling Puri collector

Puri: Two servitors of the Puri Jagannath temple have been arrested by Singhadwar police for misbehaving with Puri collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, informed Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi. The arrested servitors has been identified as Surya Naryan Pratihari and Raghunath Khuntia. While Surya Narayan was arrested […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Girl climbing chariot: Complaint filed against 3 more servitors

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has filed a complaint against three servitors at Singhadwara police station in connection with the girl climbing the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra during Niladri Bije ritual on Sunday night. The servitors against whom complaint has been filed are Damodar Mahasuara, Jayakrushna Mahasuara and Ipsit Pratihari. On Tuesday, the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Servitor arrested for attack on media persons during Niladri Bije

Puri: A servitor of the Puri Jagannath temple has been arrested by police for the attack on media persons during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings yesterday night. While informing about the arrest Police DG KB Singh said another servitor is likely to be arrested in connection with the incident. Puri […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Snana Purnima fiasco: SJTA clean chit to servitors

Puri: Five days ahead of the annual Ratha Jatra of the deities, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday gave a clean chit to the servitors in connection with the Snana Purnima fiasco. It was alleged that a number of servitors, in-charge of the ceremonial bathing rituals of the Trinity, had allowed thousands of devotees […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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SJTA to act against servitors for allowing devotees to touch deities during Snana Yatra

Puri: The Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has said it will take appropriate action against the servitors for allowing the devotees to touch the deities during the Sahana Mela darshan at the Snana Mandap last night. “The temple administration had installed CCTVs in and around the Snana Mandap during Snana Yatra yesterday. We will check […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Inside pictures of Puri Jagannath Temple go viral again
COVID-19: Puri Jagannath Temple Servitors To Get Cash Assistance Of Rs 5000 Each

Puri: In a welcome move for the cash starved servitors of Puri Srimandir who are reeling under the lockdown enforced in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, the top managing body of the shrine, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration on Friday announced an incentive package of Rs 5000 to each servitor of the temple. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Puri Rath Yatra: COVID-19 test for servitors engaged in chariot construction

Puri: The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Krishan Kumar today informed that COVID-19 tests will be conducted for all the Biswakarma servitors (carpenters) engaged in construction work of chariots for Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity. After a meeting with servitors and Biswakarmas, Kumar today informed that a proposal has been given […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Demand For Reopening Of Temples: Servitors To Ring Bells Across Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: In a novel protest, Odisha Mandira Sebayata Sangha (OMSS), a state body of servitors has decided to ring bells across the State against the government’s decision in delaying reopening of temples. OMSS informed that bells will be rung at all temples and servitor’s houses for nine minutes at 9 AM on October 7 across […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
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Servitors Turn Heat On Govt To Reopen Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: Sevayats of Lord Jagannath Temple in the holy town on Tuesday staged a protest alleging Odisha government of not showing any sincerity in opening the 12th-century shrine for devotees. The servitors argued that despite the Centre allowing relaxations for reopening of religious shrines in a restricted manner under the unlocking process, the State Government […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Unique Protest: Servitors Beat Gongs, Ring Bells Urging Odisha Govt To Reopen Temples

Bhubaneswar: In a unique protest, servitors and many devotees across the State beat gongs, rang bells and blew conchs on Wednesday urging the Odisha government to reopen the temple with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The protest, which was called by Odisha Mandira Sebayat Sangha (OMSS), witnessed participation of servitors and devotees at major religious places […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021