Tag: Sjta

SJTA to release Mahaprasad rate chart on trial basis on Dec 2

Puri: As part of the Supreme Court’s suggestions for introduction of uniform system of Abadha rates at Puri Srimandir, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is all set to release the rate chart of Mahaprasad on a trial basis on December 2. As per reports, the temple administration has decided to carry out the entire […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
‘Abadha’ rate chart at Puri Srimandir not approved: SJTA chief administrator

Puri: Devotees are now in a fix as chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra today claimed that no rate chart for the sale of ‘Abadha’ at Puri Srimandir has been approved yet. Mohapatra further claimed that he was not aware about who has put up such rate chart inside the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Srimandir reforms: Puri Gajapati-led special committee constituted

Puri: Out of the 12 proposals suggested as a part of disciplinary reforms in Puri Srimandir following the Supreme Court directive, for three proposals on which no consensus has been reached a special committee will be constituted. This was informed by chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra after a meeting […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
SC order on Puri Srimandir reforms: SJTA to submit affidavit by August-end

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will submit an affidavit by end of this month on steps taken after Supreme Court’s directives on Srimandir reforms. The decision was taken during a meeting between SJTA officials and different servitor associations today. According to sources, the meeting discussed how devotees can have smooth darshan of deities […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Ticket system for darshan at Puri Srimandir soon: SJTA

Puri: Devotees will now have to pay for getting a glimpse of the holy Trinity inside Puri Srimandir. A decision to introduce ‘ticket system’ to facilitate devotees to have a darshan of the deities from close quarters near ‘Bhitara Katha’ was formally taken during a meeting by the temple managing committee today. As per the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Brahma Parivartan Fiasco: SJTA issues notice to 11 servitors

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has served notice to 11 persons in connection with Brahma Parivartan fiasco case in 2015 based on the report by then Chief Administrator. After a review, the notice was issued by the sub-committee to 10 Daitapatis and 1 Maharana servitor for delaying rituals of the holy trinity. During the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
More servitors, police to be deployed inside Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration today decided to deploy more number of ‘Pratihari’ servitors and police personnel inside the ‘Jagamohan’ of Puri  Srimandir for smooth regulation of crowd. According to sources, the number of devotees visiting the temple increases considerably in the holy month of Kartika and keeping the same in mind, the administration […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Despite restrictions, lapses crop up during Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: Despite restrictions and directives issued by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), lapses were observed today during the annual Rath Yatra festival. During the ceremonial ‘Pahandi’ procession of the deities some devotees touched the idol of Lord Jagannath after jumping the security cordon. The incident was reported when the ‘Charamala’ was being withdrawn from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Srimandir mismanagement: SC asks Odisha govt to upload info on websites in 2 weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Odisha government to ensure that the Puri district judge’s report and recommendations on mismanagement in Puri Srimandir are uploaded on to the websites of the apex court, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Ministry of Culture within two weeks. The SC further stated if the Sri Jagannath […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
No disrespect to First Lady, no communiqué from Rashtrapati Bhawan: SJTA

Puri: In a major development, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today clarified that it has not received any communiqué from the Rashtrapati Bhawan regarding misbehaviour to the First Lady in Puri Srimandir. Reportedly, three servitors were accused of not maintaining distance and dashing against First lady and wife of President Ram Nath Kovind, Savita […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Missing Ratna Bhandar key: Justice Raghubir Das assumes charge of Inquiry Commission

Cuttack: Retired Orissa High Court judge, Justice Raghubir Das on Wednesday took charge as the chairman of the Commission of Inquiry which will probe into the missing of Ratna Bhandar key of Puri Srimandir. Odisha government had earlier ordered a judicial probe into the circumstances leading to mysterious disappearance of the key of Puri Srimandir’s […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
SJTA to implement SC directive on donation collection at Srimandir

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will implement the directive of the Supreme Court on collection of donations at Puri Srimandir and will provide necessary information to the Puri District and Sessions Judge, who has been directed by the apex court to probe the management affairs of the temple, said Chief Administrator, PK Mohapatra […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Puri Collector
Ready to face probe on Ratna Bhandar key fiasco: Puri Collector

Puri: After drawing criticism in the wake of growing resentment over the missing keys of the inner Ratna Bhandar and sudden recovery of duplicate keys yesterday, Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal on Thursday stated that he is  ready to face any probe as everything has been recorded on pen and paper. Agarwal’s clarification came soon after […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Puri Srimandir health scheme
Puri servitors raise concerns over non-implementation of health scheme

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) initiative of providing health insurance cover to the servitors of the Puri Srimandir has not provided much respite to the temple servitors as they allege they have not benefited from the scheme. Around 9609 servitors and their family members were included in the servitors’ welfare scheme this year. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
HC pulls up SJTA for not specifying date for Jagamohan opening

Puri: The Orissa High Court today reprimanded the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) for not specifying the exact date for opening of Srimandir’s Jagamohan in the affidavit submitted by the latter. Although it has been a month since the completion of the repair work, why has   the SJTA failed to mention a specific date for […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021