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Whole World Knows Puri As Jagannath Dham, No Need To Change Name: Shankaracharya
Whole World Knows Puri As Jagannath Dham, No Need To Change Name: Shankaracharya

“We do not use the word ‘Puri’ after Ayodhya, Mathura, Ujjain, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchi and Dwarka though these are also the seven ‘Puris’. Jagannath Puri is the eighth ‘Puri’. Moreover, ‘Puri’ signifies only ‘Jagannath Puri’,” said the Shankaracharya.

PM Modi Offers Prayers At Kedarnath Temple
PM Modi Offers Prayers At Kedarnath Temple

The historic visit will also see him inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of reconstruction projects worth over Rs 400 crore at the Himalayan temple.

Comment On Shankaracharya: BJP Demands Apology, Narasingha Mishra Refuses

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra for his comment on Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed Mishra’s remark as ‘derogatory’ and demanded his apology. Mishra allegedly made some derogatory remarks against Swami Nischalananda Saraswati while discussing the Endowment Amendment Bill brought by the Odisha […]

Govardhan Mutt Now Autonomous And No Longer Under Odisha Govt's Control

Bhubaneswar/Puri: Odisha Assembly on Saturday cleared bill to grant autonomy to Govardhan Peeth which is headed by Puri’s Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati. The autonomous tag was accorded to the Govardhan Mutt after necessary amendments to Orissa Hindu Religious Endowments Act, 1951. Sources said that over 18,000 Mutts in Odisha are still under the control of […]

Odisha Government's Decision on Puri Eviction Is In People's Interest: Amicus Curiae

Puri: Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar on Saturday virtually gave a clean chit to the Odisha government’s demolition drive on structures around Puri Srimandir saying it was being carried out with consent of the stakeholders and would benefit the people. The duo first visited the temple before meeting […]

We're Creating An Uglier History Now: Ex-BJD MP On Demolition In Puri

Bhubaneswar: It’s been several days now that the Puri district administration has been undertaking eviction of all structures including mutts and private properties within 75 meters from the boundary wall of Puri Srimandir, and gradually the voices of dissent also seem to be growing louder. A day after Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati alleged conspiracy […]

Srimandir Reforms Case: SC Refuses To Accept Puri Shankaracharya’s Impleadment Petition

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today rejected an impleadment petition filed by Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati for making him a party in Srimandir reforms case. Radheshyam Jena, counsel appearing on behalf of Shankaracharya, said that the Apex Court has declined to make him a party in the case because it thinks that it will […]

Puri Shankaracharya suggests quarterly meets for Srimandir reforms

Puri: With the objective to streamline reforms at the Puri Srimandir, Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati today called all stakeholders to meet after regular intervals of three months and urged for cooperation at religious, administrative and servitor levels. Presiding a high-level meeting at the Govardhan Peeth today in presence of Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb, SJTA chief administrator […]

Rules laid down for Gandhiji’s memorial cannot be used for Srimandir: Shankaracharya

Puri: Even as the Supreme Court’s suggestion on allowing entry of non-Hindus into Puri Srimandir continues to create flutter across the state, , Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today took an indirect dig at the issue stating that the Jagannath temple is not a secular place and the rules laid down for Gandhiji’s memorial cannot be […]

Shankaracharya can’t touch deities: Daitapati Nijog

Puri: Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati will be allowed to offer prayers but cannot touch the deities on the Snana Mandap during the Snana Yatra rituals on Friday, informed Daitapati Nijog secretary, Premanand Dasmohapatra. Moreover, the Nijog also clarified that it will not assume the responsibility of ensuring enforcement of the ban on […]

Puri Temple
Puri Temple admin: Family members of servitors, devotees can't climb atop Snana Mandap

Puri: The family members of servitors and devotees will not be allowed the privilege to climb above the sacred bathing altar during the Snana Purnima ritual, Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee ruled on Tuesday after elaborate discussions in this connection. While, Puri seer Shankaracharya will be allowed to have darshan of deities and perform his rituals atop the Mandap during […]

High Court
HC forbids alienation of disputed Swargadwar land, makes Shankaracharya a party

Cuttack: In a landmark order, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday issued an interim order forbidding alienation of the disputed land at Swargadwara in Puri and made Shankaracharya a party in the case. The court passed the order after hearing a petition in this regard. “We filed the petition praying for demolition of illegal structure […]

Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati
Swargadwar land grab row: Shankaracharya blames Odisha Government

Puri: Following the Swargadwara land grabbing allegations, Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, in a Press meet today slammed the Odisha government alleging, carelessness of the government, aimlessness of the administration and the lackadaisical attitude of the Chief Ministers of Odisha is responsible for such plight of the mutt. Shankaracharya mentioned that more than 100 acres […]

AB Ota on Swargadwar
9-member committee to probe Swargadwar land grab case

Puri: A nine member committee, under the chairmanship Puri Collector Arvind Agrawal, will probe into the Swargadwar land grab allegations and submit its report in seven days, informed Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Zone, AB Ota, after a meeting in connection with the allegations held at the Circuit House today. Along with the Puri Collector […]

Arvind Agrawal
Puri administration resolute to get Swargadwar land back

Puri: An important meeting regarding the Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab case was held in the Circuit House, under the chairmanship of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Zone, today. Puri Collector, SP and Settlement Officer were also present in the meeting. After the meeting Puri Collector Arvind Agrawal informed that documents for the calculation […]

Bimala Temple Consecration
Consecration ceremony of Puri Bimala Temple concludes

Puri: The consecration ceremony of Goddess Bimala Temple in Puri organized under the auspices of Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati concluded today. BJP’s national president Amit Shah who was on a one-day visit to Odisha, graced the concluding evening of the ceremony as chief guest. “The manner in which the Puri Jagannath temple […]

Puri seer slams poor governance, inept people representatives

Puri: Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, today expressed his resentment over the mode of governance and the attitude of the people representatives in Odisha. “I must say the governance is Odisha has lost its direction and the attitude of the people representatives leaves a lot to be desired,” the seer said in his […]