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Tag: Shree Jagannath Temple

Odisha CM To Lay Foundation For Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor Soon
Odisha CM To Lay Foundation For Puri Srimandir Heritage Corridor Soon

The Puri district administration had carried out extensive eviction drive in the vicinity of the 12th-century shrine to make way for the Heritage Corridor following the Odisha Cabinet's resolution for the construction of the showpiece developmental project.

Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri
Puri Jagannath Temple Issues SOP For Reopening From Aug 16

The Temple will be opened gradually for entry of the general public from August 16, 2021. However, on August 12 and 13, the family members of the Sevaks will be allowed darshan of the Lords.

Puri Gajapati Exposed Odisha Govt's Ulterior Motives in Rath Yatra Row: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: A day after Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb revealed his shock that State government did not want this year’s Rath Yatra to happen, Opposition parties today came down heavily on the BJD-led government over the controversy. State Congress leader Arya Kumar Gyanendra said that Puri Gajapati has exposed the real motive of the government before […]

Odisha Urges FM To Release Jagannath Temple Funds In Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari has requested Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to instruct the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow release of Rs 545 crore deposited by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Yes Bank. “Various funds related to the temple i.e. Foundation Fund, Corpus Fund and Temple Fund are being managed […]

Jagannath Temple In Odisha’s Khallikote Reels Under Neglect

Ganjam: The ancient Shree Jagannath Temple in Khallikote of Ganjam district is in a dilapidated state due to alleged lack of maintenance by the government. It is believed that if immediate steps are not taken towards the renovation of the temple, the centuries-old structure might even collapse. Locals alleged that repair works have not been […]

ASI expresses grave concern over using iron nails to decorate Shree Jagannath Temple

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India has expressed “grave” concern over using iron nails on the walls of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri for floral decorations by a Delhi businessman during the July 4 Rath Yatra festival. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), a body entrusted by the Odisha government to look […]

ASI restores lion idols of Puri Srimandir damaged by cyclone Fani

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has restored the lion idols of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri which were damaged in cyclone Fani more than a month back. Along with restoring the lion idols, ASI has also restored the damages caused to the model temple and the cracks in the ‘Kalash’ installed at the […]

Regular-size 'Patitapabana Bana' affixed atop Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Chunara servitors with directions from Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) restored the regular-sized ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (temple flag) atop the Srimandir today. Puri Srimandir’s 14 hand-length ‘Patitapabana Bana’ which is mounted atop the Nilachakra was replaced with a shorter flag on May 1 ahead of cyclone Fani’s landfall. The flag was replaced as a […]

Violation of directive on Odia language fuels protests on Utkala Dibasa

Puri/Rourkela: Amid the celebratory mood across the state on Utkala Dibasa, which marked Odisha’s 80th birthday today; inadequate usage of Odia language fuelled protests across the State. Odisha Assembly has made it mandatory to use Odia language on signboards after passing the amendment bill on May 1, 2018. But, many have failed to comply with […]

Delay of rituals at Srimandir: SJTA issues notice to 34 servitors over Dec 28 shutdown

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today served notices to 34 servitors in connection with the delay in conduct of rituals at Puri Srimandir last month following cease work strike by a group of servitors over an alleged police assault on one of their co-workers. In the notice, Chief Administrator of SJTA Pradipta Mohapatra […]

Puri Gajapati expresses distress over delay in reconstitution of Srimandir managing body

Puri: Puri Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev on Saturday expressed distress over the incessant delay in reconstitution of the Shree Jagannath Temple managing committee by the Odisha government. Speaking to the media, Dibya Singh Dev said the delay is creating problems and the government must reconstitute the committee soon. It has already been seven months since […]

Rath Yatra
Rath Yatra to be a ‘smooth affair’ as servitors’ row ends

Puri: Putting an end to all speculations, the servitors can now touch the sibling deities—Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and devi Subhadra during the upcoming Snana Purnina, a major ritual ahead of the famous Rath Yatra in Puri. The long standing stalemate and differences with the Puri temple servitors has now been resolved, informed chief administrator of […]

'Ghata Paribartan' of Lords on June 15

Puri: A meeting of the managing committee of Jagannath temple held under chairmanship of Puri royal Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb today, decided on the schedule of Nabakalebar Jatra, which will be held this year and discussed about the temple’s annual budget. ‘Ghata Paribartan’ of the ‘Chaturdha Murti’ – idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and […]