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Tag: Sjta

Puri Srimandir
Now new SJTA office building under scanner, NMA asks for revised DPR

The district administration had submitted an application seeking permission for the same from the NMA under the Ancient Monument and Archeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act.

Puri Jagannath Temple
SJTA presents Rs 237.58 crore Jagannath temple budget

While the 12th-century shrine will receive the highest Rs 101.46 crore from the state government as grant, it will generate Rs 60 crore as compensation from land acquisition.

Puri Jagannath Temple Kitchen Vandalism
Puri Jagannath Temple Kitchen Vandalism: Time For Govt To Shift Focus From Facelift To Heightening Security At Srimandir

The act of vandalism inside kitchen of Puri Jagannath temple raises serious issue on temple security and management of Mahaprasad.

Pit Dug Up For Srimandir Parikrama Project Refilled
Puri Admin Refills Pit Dug For Srimandir Parikrama Project

In an unexpected turn of events, the District Administration of Puri has refilled a pit dug for construction under the Srimandir Parikrama Project on Friday.

CCTV Surveillance, ‘Sodha’ Ritual In Puri Srimandir Intensified After Roshaghara Desecration Inciden
CCTV Surveillance, ‘Sodha’ Ritual In Puri Srimandir Intensify After Roshaghara Desecration Incident 

Puri district Collector Samarth Verma on Thursday said that CCTV cameras would also be installed at four different locations to keep a vigil on the roshaghara (kitchen).

Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism Accused
Srimandir Kitchen Vandalism: Accused Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

The Puri SDJM Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of J Mohapatra, the prime accused in the Srimandir kitchen vandalism case and sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

Puri Jagannath Temple Fund Of Rs 115 Cr To Be Deposited in UBI 
Puri Jagannath Temple Fund Of Rs 115 Cr To Be Deposited in UBI 

The decision was taken on the basis of a tender process where UBI emerged as the top bidder promising a 5.21 per cent interest rate in comparison to other participants. 

Stampede At Puri jagannath temple
'Stampede' Outside Srimandir A Wake-Up Call! Govt's Empathy Would Mitigate Pilgrim Plight In Puri

What devotees coming to Srimandir are missing is sensitivity and empathy. The stampede-like situation on Holi Purnima seems to be a wakeup call. Devotees do deserve a lot more respect and attention and it is the bounden duty of the state government to ensure this without delay.

SJTA Chief Krishan Kumar
Centre Approves Appointments, Repatriation Of Over 40 IAS Officers Including SJTA Chief Krishan Kumar

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the appointments and premature repatriation of 43 additional secretary- and joint secretary-level officers including the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief, Krishan Kumar.

Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening: SJTA Issues SOP; Darshan Allowed From 6 AM At Srimandir
Puri Jagannath Temple Reopening: SJTA Issues SOP; Darshan Allowed From 6 AM At Srimandir

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday released the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which will come into effect from February 1, until further guidelines.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Opposition Decries Odisha Govt’s Ordinance Route To Promulgate Jagannath Temple Amendment Act

A uniform policy (2003) was brought in to facilitate the settlement of land to eligible people. From 2001 to 2010, 291 acres had been settled; 96 acres were settled between 2011 and 2021.

Bhakta Niwas On Lease
Puri: Leasing Out Bhakta Niwas Raises Questions Over Stay Of Poor Devotees

The Supreme Court had directed the SJTA (in 2018) to provide stay for 60,000 devotees who throng Puri for the darshan of Lord Jagannath and stay in the spiritual environment the pilgrim town

'Non-Submission' Of UCs Worth Rs 142 Crore Puts Srimandir Admin In Tight Spot 
'Non-Submission' Of UCs Worth Rs 142 Crore Puts Srimandir Admin In Tight Spot 

At a time when the issue pertaining to missing keys of Ratna Bhandara continues to haunt the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), it seems to have attracted a fresh trouble over huge pendency of utilisation certificates (UCs). 

Puri To Be Renamed
Puri Likely To Be Renamed Soon: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration

The home of the Holy Trinity and the pilgrim city of the state, Puri, is likely to get a new name soon. As per reports, several names are being considered for the same such as - ‘Shree Jagannath Puri’ or ‘Shree Jagannath Dham Puri’. On Tuesday, a proposal for the same was discussed during the meeting of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

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Lord Jagannath's Land Grab Bid In Odisha's Balasore Foiled By Soro Tehsildar
Lord Jagannath's Land Grab Bid In Odisha's Balasore Foiled By Soro Tehsildar

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.

Temple Darshan Curbs
Durga Puja: Puri Jagannath Temple Administration Announces Darshan Guidelines

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.

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Gold Ornaments
Rath Yatra 2021: Gold Ornaments Of Lord Jagannath Needs Repair, Says SJTA

Ahead of the chariot festival of Holy Trinity, gold ornaments of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His elder brother Lord Balabhadra, will be repaired.

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RathYatra 2021
Rath Yatra 2021: From Snana Purnima Till Niladri Bije, SJTA Releases Full Schedule

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.

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Puri Jagannath Temple, Sri Mandir 1
Puri Jagannath Temple Administration Working On Mahaprabhu's Blessings!

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.

Declare Shree Jagannath Temple Administration Employees Covid Warriors: Chief Administrator

Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday requested the Odisha government to declare the employees of the administration Covid Warriors.

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Puri Jagannath Temple Office Urges Odisha Govt To Declare Its Employees 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

Scuffle Between Jagannath Temple Police
Puri Srimandir Gets Maha Snana After Blood Spill Following Fight Between JTP Personnel, SJTA Orders Probe

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…

23 Including 7 Servitors At Puri Jagannath Temple Test Positive For Covid-19

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…

Covid-19 Surge: Revised SOP For Puri Jagannath Temple Released; Night Santisation Twice A Week

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, […]

Srimandir Admin Terms 35000 Acre Of Lord Jagannath Land Sale Reports False & Motivated

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 […]

Puri Heritage Bye-Laws: Odisha Govt’s Knee-jerk Reaction To Protect Jagannath Corridor Plan?

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 […]

Covid Scare: SJTA Urges Odisha Govt For Early Vaccination Of Puri Srimandir Servitors

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 Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Covid-19 Negative Report Not Mandatory For Darshan At Puri Jagannath Temple From Jan 21

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 Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Trinity Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down

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 Srimandir Reopening for all devotees
Puri Srimandir Reopening For All: 15-17K Devotees Expected, Covid Negative Report Mandatory

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 Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Odisha: 4 ANMs Suspended For 'Entering Puri Jagannath Temple Sans Permit'

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 Srimandir Reopens, Check Guidelines and arrangements for devotees
Odisha: SJTA Issues Mandatory SOPs As Puri Jagannath Temple Reopens Its Doors For Devotees

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 […]

Will Provide Boarding In Puri At Rs 100-150 For Jagannath Devotees: SJTA Chief

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 […]

Odisha Govt In Process Of Reopening All Temples: Chief Secretary

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 […]

After Puri Announcement, Demands Grow Louder For Reopening Of Other Temples

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 Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Puri Jagannath Temple Likely To Reopen After Dec 20; Locals To Be Allowed First, General Darshan After Jan 3

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 […]

Odisha: After Amazon, Pinterest in trouble for hosting ‘Abadha’ of Lord Jagannath for sale on-line

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 […]

Nagarjuna Besha
Nagarjuna Besha Costumes & Weapons Safely Preserved In Museum: SJTA

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 […]

Odisha: Missing Nagarjuna Besha Ornate Of Lord Jagannath Returns To Temple Garada

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 […]

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 […]