Tag: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration

Suar Mahasuara to continue sale of Mahaprasad in Puri Temple

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today allowed the Suar and Mahasuara Nijog to continue the sale of Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath at Ananda Bazar on the temple premises. In a meeting held between the SJTA and the Nijog, it was decided that a hygienic and hassle-free sale and purchase of Mahaprasad would be […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Puri: Suspension order of the nine servitors involved in last year’s Niladri Bije fiasco was revoked by the managing committee of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday after seeing change in their behaviour and conduct.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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Puri girl misbehaviour, Subhadra's idol touching row: SJTA submits CCTV footage

Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today submitted CCTV footage with Kumbharpada police in connection with the Gundicha Temple girl misbehaviour and touching of Subhadra’s idol controversy. A special team of SJTA today handed over the CCTV footage to Kumbharpada police after scrutiny for further investigation into the allegations related to the two incidents. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Trinity bask in golden glory during Suna Besha

Puri: A golden aura surrounded Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, and Goddess Subhadra as the Trinity adorned the Suna Besha (golden attire) on their respective chariots today. A sea of devotees witnessed the lord and his siblings basking in the glory of gold as the servitors decorated the Trinity with 35 different ornaments running into stashes […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rath Yatra 2017: Suna Besha of Trinity today

Puri: After the Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings on Monday, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is all set to conduct the ‘Suna Besha’ of the Trinity today. The divine deities will be adorned with huge quantities of gold jewelleries.The Suna Besha, also known as Raja Besha, will be performed from 5pm […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Pradeep Jena to take over as SJTA Chief Administrator

Bhubaneswar: In minor reshuffle in the senior IAS level, Pradeep Kumar Jena was appointed as the new Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Puri, in place of Suresh Mohapatra. Jena was earlier the Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department. Further, 2000 batch IAS T Apang Ao has been appointed as the new Revenue […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
SJTA launches four panjis for 2016-17 Odia calendar year

Puri: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Wednesday approved four Odia ‘Panjis’ for 2016-17 on the occasion of Maha Bisuba Sankrati, which is celebrated as the Odia New Year. Sudipta Chatterjee, SJTA public relation officer (PRO) said, “The temple administration has approved four panjis for this year. The panjis are Radha Ratna Bisudha Khadi Panjika, […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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ASI to undertake Jagamohan repair work from Jan 27

Repair work of the crumbling Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of Jagannath Temple here, will begin from January 27, said Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Wednesday

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Another PIL seeks judicial probe into Bramha fiasco

While the PIL seeking judicial probe into the ‘Bramha Paribartan’ fiasco in Shri Jagannath Temple at Puri could not be taken up for adjudication in the High Court today, another petition was filed in the court on the day with similar prayers. The earlier PIL, filed by one Umakanta Pattanayak of Kendrapara district, was listed […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Pradipta Mohapatra appointed SJTA chief administrator

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday replaced Chief Administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradeep Kumar Jena with Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, barely a month before the annual Rath Yatra, an official said. The change of guard in the administration of the 12th century shrine comes in the midst of a state-wide outcry over […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Ritaul fiasco: Suspended priest demands polygraph test of others

Bhubaneswar: Suspended for allegedly causing disturbance during Lord Jagannath’s ‘Brahma Paribartan’, Puri temple priest Kashinath Dasmohapatra today demanded polygraph test of all the nine ‘daitapati’ priests present during the conduct of the secret ritual last month. “I have done nothing wrong. Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has been blaming me for no fault of mine. […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Nabakalebar: Political storm rages over delay in 'Brahma Paribartan'

Bhubaneswar:With opposition Congress demanding a statement from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the “inordinate delay” in ‘Brahma Paribartan’ ritual of Lord Jagannath, the administration of the 12th century shrine today said it would inquire into it. “We will certainly inquire into the matter. There has been delay in Brahma Paribartan(change of life substance). I […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Suresh Chandra Mohapatra new chief administrator of SJTA

Ahead of Lord Jagannath's famous Nabakalebar Festival, the State government today appointed senior bureaucrat Suresh Chandra Mohapatra as the chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA)

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021