Tag: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Srimandir reforms: Servitors threaten to quit as SJTA expedites implementation

Puri: As the Puri Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) looks to streamline one measure after the other suggested by the Supreme Court of India as part of the reforms for the 12th century shrine, servitors of the temple have openly shown their displeasure over the move and threatened to quit in case of any setback […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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. […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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, […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021