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Tag: Sjta

PM assures Naveen of early repair of Jagamohan

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the poor condition of Jagamohan of Shri Jagannath temple in Puri, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday had a telephonic chat on the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stating that the poor condition of Jagamohan facing the sanctum sanctorum of the temple is a matter of serious concern for the people […]

Servitors to seek PM's intervention in Jagamohan repair

A team of servitors of Puri Sri Jagannath temple will meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the issues related to the repair of the Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the 12th century Lord Jagannath shrine in Puri

Daitapati father-son duo seeks revocation of suspension

Puri: After remaining out of the Srimandir for almost a year since last year’s Nabakalebara Rath Yatra, Daitapati Jayakrushna Das Mohapatra, suspended for his alleged role in the Brahma Parivartan mismanagement, has written to the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) seeking revocation of the suspension order on him and his father. He has also copied […]

Temple admin, ASI spar over Jagmohan condition

Bhubaneswar: Even as the expert committee is yet to submit its report on Jagmohan, the hall facing the 12th century shrine, officials of the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Friday came up with conflicting versions about its condition. While the SJTA authorities, during a joint meeting here, stressed […]

Rituals rescheduled to complete Jagmohan repair before Snana Purnima

With the repair work of Jagmohan of Shri Jagannath temple by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) scheduled to begin from January 27 and to be completed before Snana Purnima, the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has asked the servitors to reschedule the rituals of the Lords to ensure the completion of repair work in time

SJTA to augment accommodation for tourists in Puri

Bhubaneswar: The Shrimandir Project Sub Committee has approved a proposal for construction of more than 200 rooms to provide accommodation to the large number of tourists visiting Puri. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, chief administrator of Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said the committee approved a number of proposals of which priority […]

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. […]

Crime Branch to probe Jagannath secret ritual pics on social media

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today posted a senior IPS officer on special duty to probe the alleged mismanagement in Nabakalebar festival, while the temple administration urged the Crime Branch to take forward the investigation concerning leak of secret ritual pictures on social media. “We have urged the Additional Director General, Crime Branch, to probe into […]

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 […]

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)

Srimandir admin raises temporary staff wages

The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) raised the monthly remuneration of its temporary empolyees during the year’s first meeting here today