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Lord Jagannath’s ‘Banakalagi’ ritual to be held tomorrow; no public darshan for 5 hours
Lord Jagannath’s ‘Banakalagi’ ritual to be held tomorrow; no public darshan for 5 hours

The ritual of the deities should have been observed after the Niladribije ritual. But it couldn’t be held due to a dispute over the day of the ritual between the Dattamohapatra servitors and the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). 

  • Tuesday, 08 August 2023
Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati
Reopening of Ratna Bhandar: Puri Shankaracharya expresses displeasure, says no suggestions

Puri Shankaracharya said that it would not be appropriate to comment on the matter as no one- the Managing Committee, the SJTA, the Odisha government or the servitors- has not sought his views.

  • Sunday, 06 August 2023
BJP, Congress target Odisha government over time sought for Ratna Bhandar reopening 
BJP, Congress target Odisha government over time sought for Ratna Bhandar reopening 

Starting from devotees to Srimandir Managing Committee members, many have demanded that prior to the repair work of Ratna Bhandar, the inventory of the ornaments should be done. 

  • Saturday, 05 August 2023
Stalemate over ‘Banakalagi’ ritual at Puri Srimandir continues as management committee meeting postp
Stalemate over ‘Banakalagi’ ritual at Puri Srimandir continues as management committee meeting postponed

At the Niti (ritual) sub-committee meeting held on July 28, it was decided that the decision regarding the ‘Banakalagi’ ritual would be taken at the management committee meeting. Since the meeting has been postponed, it is certain that the impasse will continue, at least for some more days.  

  • Tuesday, 01 August 2023
Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar has 1.5 quintal gold: SJTA  to Orissa HC
Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar has 1.5 quintal gold: SJTA  to Orissa HC

The Srimandir’s treasure trove was opened in 1978 and then the ornaments were counted. Then it was estimated that the Ratna Bhandar had 149 kilograms 460 grams gold and 184 kilograms of silver. 

  • Tuesday, 01 August 2023
Stalemate over Banakalagi ritual at Puri Srimandir continues as sub-committee meeting bears no fruit 
Stalemate over Banakalagi ritual at Puri Srimandir continues as sub-committee meeting bears no fruit 

It was expected that something positive with respect to the ritual would come out of the Niti sub-committee’s meeting today. But the meeting ended without any consensus. 

  • Friday, 28 July 2023
Impasse over Banakalagi ritual of deities at Puri Srimandir continues 
Impasse over Banakalagi ritual of deities at Puri Srimandir continues 

Even on Thursday, the Banakalagi ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Srimandir in Puri could not be conducted, leaving the devotees dejected. 

  • Thursday, 27 July 2023
Sub-committee formed to ensure hassle-free darshan at Puri Srimandir 
Sub-committee formed to ensure hassle-free darshan at Puri Srimandir 

The members of different nijogs gave their suggestions. To analyse the suggestions, a sub-committee has been formed.

  • Friday, 21 July 2023
SJTA chief backs Daitapati Nijog’s demand for devotees’ dress code in Srimandir
SJTA chief backs Daitapati Nijog’s demand for devotees’ dress code in Srimandir

The Chief Administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Ranjan Das on Thursday supported the Daitapati Nijog’s demand for dress code for devotees visiting the 12th-century shrine. 

  • Thursday, 06 July 2023
Puri Srimandir
SJTA Chief Administrator clarifies reason behind delay in Srimandir rituals

According to the SJTA Chief Administrator most of the rituals in Srimandir are getting delayed due to the ongoing ‘Bhitara Chandan Yatra.'

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Ranjan Kumar Das appointed Chief Administrator of SJTA  
Ranjan Kumar Das appointed Chief Administrator of SJTA  

Ranjan Kumar Das, Special Secretary, Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department with additional charge of Director, Odia Language, Literature and Culture, has been appointed as the Chief Administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration, Puri. 

  • Saturday, 29 April 2023
Supreme Court to hear Puri Jagannath temple case on May 1 
Supreme Court to hear Puri Jagannath temple case on May 1 

A bench comprising Justice MR Shah and Justice CT Ravikumar is hearing the case.  

  • Friday, 28 April 2023
Missing SJTA Files
‘Missing’ Srimandir files found, claims Odisha Law Department

In a press statement, Dhaneswar Mallick, the Principal Secretary to Law Department said that, “The files were not traceable and directions were issued to find them. In media it was also reported that the files were lost. It is clarified that the files have been found.”

  • Saturday, 22 April 2023
Srimandir files missing case: BJP lodges police complaint 
Srimandir files missing case: BJP lodges police complaint 

Alleging that the files have been removed intentionally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its complaint has demanded exemplary punishment against the officials involved. 

  • Friday, 21 April 2023
Retired Odisha Teacher Donates Rs 20L To Srimandir For Free Mahaprasad To Devotees
Puri Srimandir 'Patitapabana Bana' price hiked 

A decision in this regard was taken during the SJTA finance sub-committee meeting. The change in price will come into effect from today, sources informed. 

  • Saturday, 01 April 2023
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