Tag: Sjta

Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar laser scan detects cracks 
Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar laser scan detects cracks 

The laser scanning on 12 points on the northern and upper part of the Ratna Bhandar was done on Wednesday. A report will be prepared which will be submitted to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and the Orissa High Court.  

  • Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Laser scanning of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar to begin tomorrow 
Laser scanning of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar to begin tomorrow 

Following an order from the Orissa High Court in 2018, a team of 17 members examined the condition of the Ratna Bhandar, but they could not enter inside as the key of the Ratna Bhandar was not available. 

  • Monday, 27 November 2023
Condemnation pours in over SJTA administrator’s ‘absurd appeal’ to elderly devotees
Condemnation pours in over SJTA administrator’s ‘absurd appeal’ to elderly devotees

Umashankar Das, a devotee from Gunupur, termed the appeal of the SJTA administrator to the elderly devotees as a derisive remark. 

  • Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Row over rush at Puri Srimandir: Temple administrator urges ‘sick & elderly’ to refrain from visitin
Row over rush at Puri Srimandir: Temple administrator urges ‘sick & elderly’ to refrain from visiting temple

Hours after OTV telecast the loopholes in the management of devotees and their plights during darshan at Puri Srimandir on Monday, the administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Ranjan Kumar Das came out with a strange appeal to the devotees.

  • Monday, 20 November 2023
Devotees in Puri spending nights in open, thanks to Heritage Corridor Project! 
Devotees in Puri spending nights in open, thanks to Heritage Corridor Project! 

These days, it is common to find devotees along with their children spending nights on the sides of the grand road or shop verandahs in Puri.

  • Friday, 17 November 2023
Puri Srimandir Nata Mandap restoration work from tomorrow: SJTA 
Puri Srimandir Nata Mandap restoration work from tomorrow: SJTA 

After an important meeting held on Thursday, the Chief Administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Ranjan Das, while briefing journalists, said the restoration work will start from tomorrow morning. 

  • Thursday, 16 November 2023
Entry to Puri Gundicha temple to be allowed from Rath Yatra: SJTA chief 
Entry to Puri Gundicha temple to be allowed from Rath Yatra: SJTA chief 

The chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) informed about the reopening of Shree Gundicha temple on Thursday after a meeting was held in this regard. 

  • Thursday, 09 November 2023
Puri Srimandir Mahaprasad rate chart demand grows louder in holy Kartika month 
Puri Srimandir Mahaprasad rate chart demand grows louder in holy Kartika month 

here is no denying that every devotee has a wish to have Mahaprasad in Ananda Bazaar. But, in the absence of a rate chart and differences in prices, the devotees are often in two minds. 

  • Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Srimandir Ratna Bhandar is safe, people shouldn’t worry: SJTA chief 
Srimandir Ratna Bhandar is safe, people shouldn’t worry: SJTA chief 

When asked about the status of this special committee, SJTA chief Ranjan Das said the matter would be discussed in the Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee meeting.

  • Saturday, 14 October 2023
SJTA’s decent dress code in Puri Srimandir evokes mixed reactions  
SJTA’s decent dress code in Puri Srimandir evokes mixed reactions  

Servitors have also demanded cloakroom and changing room facilities near all four gates of the temple so that a devotee can change his/her clothes easily before entering the shrine. 

  • Tuesday, 10 October 2023
'Decent attire' rule for devotees at Puri Srimandir from January 1
'Decent attire' rule for devotees at Puri Srimandir from January 1

As per the decision, the devotees visiting the temple will be sensitized about the new rule through awareness drives. The Jagannath Temple Police and Pratihari servitors will check adherence to the rule. 

  • Monday, 09 October 2023
SJTA submits report on Srimandir reforms to Law Department 
SJTA submits report on Srimandir reforms to Law Department 

The SJTA in its report stated that a permanent chief administrator has been appointed and for the propagation of Jagannath Culture, a school and a Gurukul have been set up for the children of the servitors. 

  • Saturday, 07 October 2023
Srimandir Ratna Bhandar repair: Set up committee in 60 days if temple management recommends, says HC 
Srimandir Ratna Bhandar repair: Set up committee in 60 days if temple management recommends, says HC 

The state’s apex court also directed the government to form the committee within a period of 60 days from the date when the SJTMC will approach them. 

  • Friday, 29 September 2023
Nata Mandap, Jagamohan in critical state, anything may happen: Orissa High Court Amicus Curiae 
Nata Mandap, Jagamohan in critical state, anything may happen: Orissa High Court Amicus Curiae 

Amicus curiae N K Mohanty’s report is based on the petition filed by a person regarding the safety of the Nata Mandap and the Jagamohan of Puri Srimandir. 

  • Tuesday, 15 August 2023
Stalemate ends, Banakalagi ritual held in Puri Srimandir
Stalemate ends, Banakalagi ritual held in Puri Srimandir

In 'Banakalagi' ritual, fresh coats of herbal colours are applied to the deities by Dattamohapatra servitors. Four main colours black, white, red and yellow are used for this. 

  • Wednesday, 09 August 2023
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