SJTA verified the documents and declared those to be fake. The administration denied any approval of land transfer in favour of any person. Following that the SJTA on Monday filed a complaint with the Singhadwar police in connection with the matter, informed sources.
In view of prevailing pandemic and anticipated rush during observance of Durga Puja special precautions are being taken at temples and places of worship. The Puri Srimandir will remain closed for the devotees on the occasion of Durga Puja on October 15.
Ahead of the chariot festival of Holy Trinity, gold ornaments of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His elder brother Lord Balabhadra, will be repaired.
The schedule for the holy Rath Yatra celebrations in Puri was released on Sunday by the SJTA. The Chhattisa Nijog held a special meeting on Sunday to finalise the rituals and timings for the Rath Yatra celebrations.
To understand the present-day situation of the Puri Jagannath temple administration, one needs to understand how it was originally designed. The recorded history of Srimandir is a long and interesting one.
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday requested the Odisha government to declare the employees of the administration Covid Warriors.
The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar has requested the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Odisha Health Department to take necessary steps to declare its employees as Covid warriors
Puri: The Niti Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday ordered a probe into the incident of scuffle between two personnel of Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) that saw…
Puri: As many as 23 persons, including seven servitors and 13 others associated with various services at the Puri Jagannath temple have tested positive for Covid-19, informed Ajay Jena, Administrator…
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday released a revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for implementation at Puri Srimandir to keep the Covid-19 infections at bay. As per the latest SOP, all the guidelines issued by the State Government with respect to restrictions on persons coming from other states shall be scrupulously followed, […]
Puri: Soon after the Odisha government came under fire for its plans to sell over 35,000 acre of land belonging to Lord Jagannath, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday clarified that the report is totally false and motivated. In a series of tweets, SJTA Chief Administrator clarified on the issue and urged the […]
Bhubaneswar: Already in a soup over the reported violations of AMASR Act in Ekamra Kshetra Development Plan, Odisha government displayed another knee-jerk reaction on Sunday when the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) shot off a missive to the National Monument Authority (NMA) seeking withdrawal of the draft heritage bye-laws released for Puri. The alacrity with […]
Puri: As the doors of Puri Srimandir Thursday were thrown open for all devotees sans a COVID negative report, the Shree Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA) has written to the State Health department requesting to launch a special vaccination drive for servitors and other officials of the 12th-century shrine. Now that the Covid negative report for […]
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday relaxed restrictions which were earlier imposed on the darshan of the Holy Trinity by general public. After a high-level meeting held on Sunday, SJTA chief administrator Krishan Kumar said, “Devotees will no longer have to submit COVID-19 negative report while coming to Puri Srimandir for darshan […]
Puri: Even as the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri has claimed of decent Covid safety measures in place, the mandatory protocol set by the temple body for devotees seems to have ultimately made the 12th-century shrine a restricted zone for many. On January 3, the day the Puri Jagannath Temple was thrown open […]
Puri: Tears of joy will flood Puri Badadanda on Sunday as the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is set to welcome all devotees for darshan of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His siblings from January 3 (tomorrow). SJTA Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar informed that necessary arrangements have been put in place for smooth and hassle-free darshan as […]
Puri: As many as four Auxillary Nurse Midwife (ANM) workers were caught entering the Puri Jagannath temple on Tuesday without having been granted a permit from the authorities. The four ANM workers have been placed under suspension by the Puri CDMO for allegedly entering Srimandir without any prior permission. They were reportedly deployed at the […]
Puri: As Srimandir – the abode of the Mahaprabhu Jagannath – reopens after a nine-month shutdown, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri on Wednesday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed by servitors and devotees coming to catch a glimpse of the Supreme Lord and His siblings. Special arrangements and guidelines […]
Puri: In a move likely to boost the accommodation facilities for devotees visiting Puri to get a glimpse of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, the district administration will soon come up with a low-cost lodging centre ‘Bhakta Niwas’ for those seeking a place of stay in the pilgrim town. As per the plans, already 9 to 10 acres […]
Bhubaneswar: As the demand for reopening of temples and religious places across Odisha grows louder following the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA)’s announcement to open the 12th century shrine, the Odisha government has started initiating the process for reopening of other religious institutions which too remained shut for devotees in the last nine months due […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) announced to reopen the 12th century shrine from December 23, the servitors of other temples across the State have intensified their demand to take similar step to reopen all other religious institutions with strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines. The SJTA has recommended the State […]
Puri: In what could end the nine-months long of painful wait for devotees to witness Lord Jagannath, the abode of the supreme lord, Srimandir may soon reopen its gates for people between December 22 and 24. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will soon recommend the Odisha government for reopening of the ancient shrine which […]
Puri: Even as e-commerce giant Amazon finds itself entangled in a legal battle for selling Lord Jagannath’s revered dry Prasad ‘Nirmalya’ on-line, another online shopping company has landed in trouble over a similar reason. A servitor of Sri Jagannath Temple, Sambhunath Khuntia has alleged that e-commerce platform Pinterest has advertised to sell the ‘Abadha’ Prasad […]
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday clarified that the ornate sun and moon which was allegedly taken to the house of a servitor was not part of Nagarjuna Besha of the Holy Trinity. The clarification came through a press release that stated, “All the costumes are preserved in Niladri Vihar museum after […]
Puri: The controversy surrounding the missing ornate of Lord Jagannath during the Nagarjuna Besha that attracted criticism from devotees and Jagannath culture experts has finally been put to rest after the missing ‘sun and moon’ ornate were brought back to the Srimandir ‘Garada’ on Friday. Chief Artisan of the Jagannath temple, Basant Moharana said that […]