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Immediately Withdraw Draft Heritage Bylaws For Puri Jagannath Temple: SJTA To NMA

Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday urged the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for immediate withdrawal of the proposed heritage bylaws for Puri Jagannath Temple. The move comes in the wake of reports that NMA plans to come up with heritage bylaws prohibiting any construction activity in the 100 metre periphery for Sri […]

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Srimandir Staff Caught Carrying Ornate Used In Nagarjuna Besha, Probe Ordered

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday ordered a probe after an employee of the temple was seen carrying a decorative piece used in the Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath to the house of a senior servitor of the 12th century shrine. According to sources, an ornate sun and moon used in the […]

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No Public Viewing Of Lord Jagannath’s Nagarjuna Besha

Puri: Devotees will miss the much-awaited grand spectacle of Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath this year owing to the COVID-19 situation. The decision to put curbs on the entry of devotees for darshan in the temple was taken by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday while finalising the timings for the mega ritual […]

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Yes Bank Returns Rs 397 Crore Shree Jagannath Funds, Next Refund On March 30

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Yes Bank resumed its operations, the private sector lender remitted Rs 397 crore to designated SBI account of Jagannath Temple Corpus Fund at Puri Main Branch. Earlier, restrictions on withdrawal of funds from Yes Bank had kicked off a political storm in Odisha. Informing about the development in a letter to Krishan […]

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Column: Playing Around With The Lord’s Money

By Sandeep Sahu The corona virus scare could not have come at a more convenient time for the ruling dispensation. It provided the government the excuse it was looking for to adjourn the ongoing budget session of the Assembly just when things were getting too hot to handle in the House over the suspicious deal […]

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RBI Allays Fears About Deposits In Pvt Banks Amid Row Over Srimandir Funds In Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: At a time when opposition parties have turned the heat on the Odisha government for parking Sri Jagannath Temple funds in Yes Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday categorically stated that all depositors’ money is entirely safe in private banks. The clarification comes in the wake of media reports that some […]

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Amid demolition in Puri, Odisha constitutes sub-committee for revival of mutts

Puri: Amidst the ongoing furore over demolition of religious institutions around Puri Srimandir, a sub-committee will be formed for the development and revival of mutts in the pilgrim town. “In Jagannath culture and management of Srimandir, mutts act as a complimentary link. Hence, in order to preserve the link and tradition, a mutt development sub-committee […]

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Asit Tripathy Appointed Chief Secretary In Major Bureaucratic Rejig in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle, Odisha government today appointed senior IAS officer Asit Tripathy as the new Chief Secretary of the State. A 1986-batch IAS, Tripathy, presently serving as the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Administrator KBK will take over the new post from the outgoing AP Padhi who has been appointed […]

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Paan, Gutkha Banned Inside Puri Jagannath Temple: SJTA Chief

Puri: In a bid to ensure all-round sanitation inside Puri Srimandir, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to impose a complete ban on paan and gutkha on the premises of the temple. “No devotee or servitor can enter the temple chewing paan or gutkha. The new rule will come into force from August 1, […]

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Resentment after workers climb atop Jaya-Vijaya idols in Puri Srimandir

Puri: Even as lakhs of devotees thronged Puri Srimandir to have a glimpse of the Holy Trinity on the auspicious occasion of ‘Nabajouban darshan’ on Tuesday, an unfortunate incident of flower decoration workers climbing atop Jaya-Vijaya idols sparked resentment in different quarters. The workers were hired by a Delhi-based devotee after he was allowed by […]

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Notice to Srimandir Servitors, Puri MLA For Violating Rules During Snana Purnima

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) issued show cause notice to multiple servitors of Srimandir and Puri MLA Jayanta Sarangi for allegedly violating rules during Snana Purnima rituals on June 16. The SJTA served the notice to eight to ten servitors and the MLA basing on the footages of the CCTV cameras installed near […]

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Puri Srimandir inside picture goes viral on social media, servitor suspended

Puri: A servitor was today placed under suspension for allegedly uploading inside pictures of Puri Srimandir on social media. The Patara Nijog suspended its servitor following hue and cry over the photograph which was purportedly clicked inside the Mahalaxmi temple inside the 12th century shrine. As per reports, the servitor had clicked the photograph while […]

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Rath Yatra telecast row: Odisha Law Minister mum on who authorised auction

Puri: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena, though broke his silence over the Rath Yatra live telecast controversy, he remained mum on whether the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had sought permission for inviting bids from television channels. Speaking to media persons, the minister said the channels have been asked to share a portion of their […]

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SJTA to open bids for live telecast rights of Rath Yatra today

Puri: Clarifying that no final decision has been taken on auctioning of the telecast rights of Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity in the pilgrim city, chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) PK Mohapatra informed that the bids for the live telecast rights of the chariot festival will be opened on Monday. […]

Inside pictures of Puri Jagannath Temple go viral again
Puri Srimandir servitors oppose SJTA's affidavit submitted before SC

Puri: The servitors’ body of Puri Srimandir today opposed the affidavit filed by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) before the Supreme Court over the number of servitors required to perform duties at the temple. Recently, the SJTA, in an affidavit had informed the apex court that only 36 servitors are needed to perform the daily rituals at […]

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Puri Srimandir's budget for 2019-20 financial year approved: SJTA

Puri: Anticipating an annual income of Rs 102 crore, the Managing Committee of Puri Srimandir today approved the temple budget for the financial year 2019-20 after a high-level meeting chaired by Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb. Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator, Pradipta Mohapatra informed that Rs 78 crore has been allocated for various expenses […]

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After SJTA rap over streamlining of rituals, servitors show displeasure over decision

Puri: A day after the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) declared to execute strict disciplinary action against servitors in case of disruption in rituals at Puri Srimandir, servitor associations at the 12th century shrine have come out to show open displeasure over the decision. Garabadu Nijog of the temple had opposed the decision of the […]

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Ticket darshan & new Mahaprasad rate from New Year: Puri temple admin

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today informed that the proposed system of ticket darshan and fixation of Mahaprasad rate chart as part of the Supreme Court-suggested reform measures for the 12th century shrine will be implemented from New Year. Addressing a presser, SJTA chief administrator Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra today said ticket darshan system […]

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SJTA to release Mahaprasad rate chart on trial basis on Dec 2

Puri: As part of the Supreme Court’s suggestions for introduction of uniform system of Abadha rates at Puri Srimandir, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is all set to release the rate chart of Mahaprasad on a trial basis on December 2. As per reports, the temple administration has decided to carry out the entire […]

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More servitors, police to be deployed inside Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration today decided to deploy more number of ‘Pratihari’ servitors and police personnel inside the ‘Jagamohan’ of Puri  Srimandir for smooth regulation of crowd. According to sources, the number of devotees visiting the temple increases considerably in the holy month of Kartika and keeping the same in mind, the administration […]

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Puri Srimandir interior picture again made viral on social media

Puri: Despite ban and stringent action against the violators, a picture of the Puri Jagannath temple’s interior was again made viral on social media. This time, one Megha Luthra uploaded the picture on her facebook account and captioned it ‘ek dham yatra’. Megha’s facebook profile mentions her as working at IndiGo Airlines and she is […]

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Puri Srimandir ‘Mahaprasad’ rates likely to be finalized soon

Puri: The devotees can now hope for consistent prices of Abadha or the ‘Mahaprasad’ which would be made available at a fixed rate at Puri Srimandir. Consensus on finalization of a rate chart was reached at a high-level meeting between the Suara-Mahasuara Nijog and chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held today. Confusion […]

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Op-Ed: Full-time Job, Part-time Officer

Act first, think later. That appears to be the golden principle the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has been following religiously. Any hope that the change of guard at the top would put the messy affairs of the 12th century shrine back in order was rudely shattered on Wednesday when hundreds of angry residents of […]

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‘Abadha’ rate chart at Puri Srimandir not approved: SJTA chief administrator

Puri: Devotees are now in a fix as chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra today claimed that no rate chart for the sale of ‘Abadha’ at Puri Srimandir has been approved yet. Mohapatra further claimed that he was not aware about who has put up such rate chart inside the […]

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Srimandir reforms: Puri Gajapati-led special committee constituted

Puri: Out of the 12 proposals suggested as a part of disciplinary reforms in Puri Srimandir following the Supreme Court directive, for three proposals on which no consensus has been reached a special committee will be constituted. This was informed by chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra after a meeting […]