Tag: Sjta

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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
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Officials to wear only ‘Gamuchha’ during Ratna Bhandar inspection

Puri:  All guidelines laid out in the standard operating procedure (SOP) including videography of the entire proceedings will be strictly followed while the officials will have to wear only ‘Gamuchha (traditional towel)’ supplied by the temple authorities during inspection of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar, informed Shri Jagannath Temple Administration’s (SJTA) chief administrator Pradeep Jena today. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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SJTA seeks govt permission to inspect Srimandir's Ratna Bhandar

Bhubaneswar: While the Orissa High Court has allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to carry out an inspection of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar, the chamber containing Lord Jagannath’s treasure trove, on March 26 and 27, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has sought permission from the state government to go ahead with such inspection. “The […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Rs 185 cr budget tabled for Puri Sri Mandir

Puri: The Managing Committee meeting of Puri Sri Mandir was held today under the chairmanship of Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb where a budget outlay of Rs 185 crore was tabled for the fiscal year 2018-19 for Jagannath temple. This apart, various issues related to Brahma Paribartan fiasco and Justice BP Das Commission reports were […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Servitors unhappy over Srimandir repair

Puri: With the chief administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradeep Jena announcing that repair work of Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the 12th century temple, is in final stages, servitors of the temple claim that major works at several blocks are still pending. Servitors claimed repair work at ‘Bhandara Ghara’, […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Photos of Lord Jagannath uploaded on Facebook, again

Puri: Months after photos of Srimandir interiors went viral on social media, the pictures of Lord Jagannath and his siblings were again found posted on a Facebook account.   A person identified as Sanket Mishra uploaded the pictures of the deities with a message “the real pic of Lord Jagannath at Puri temple. Made a […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Repair work of Natya Mandap of Puri Srimandir from Jan 27

Puri: Repair work of the Natya Mandap in Puri Sri Jagannath temple will commence from January 27, informed Pradeep Kumar Jena, chief administrator of the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The Chhatisa Nijog, in a meeting held on Monday, decided to ask the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to finish the Natya Mandap repair work […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Servitor suspended over sale of Prasad before being offered to Trinity

Puri:  The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today suspended Gadadhar Dixit, a servitor of Suar Nijog in connection with the sale of Prasad allegedly without being offered to the Trinity. After considering the inquiry report of commander and supervisor, the SJTA today suspended Dixit. It was alleged that Dixit had sold Dal Prasad at Anand […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Prasad sold before being offered to Trinity, SJTA seeks report

Puri: Taking a stern note of violation of rituals at Puri Srimandir, the temple administration on Saturday sought a report in connection with the sale of prasad allegedly without being offered to the deities. Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) administrator (Rituals) Pradip Das informed that already the commander has been asked to submit a report […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Mobile phones seized in Srimandir; 7 visitors detained

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) seized seven mobile phones from visitors on the temple premises here this morning. Police have detained seven persons in this connection. Sources said devotees from West Bengal, Jharkhand and Haryana visited the 12th century shrine this morning. Some servitors caught the visitors with mobile phones and later handed […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Complete ban on smartphones inside Puri Srimandir from Jan 2018

Bhubaneswar: With social media getting splattered with pictures from inside the Puri Srimandir more frequently, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) continues to plug loopholes on entry of smartphones and camera phones inside the temple premises. SJTA Administrator (Ritual), Pradip Kumar Das today informed that the authorities have decided to enforce a complete ban on […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Srimandir security lapse: Devotee posts pictures on social media

Puri: Lapses in the existing security measures at Puri Srimandir have come to fore once again after some pictures taken by a devotee inside the temple’s inner precinct surfaced on social media. According to reports, one Jugal Kishore Vaishnav posted the pictures taken at a few locations inside the temple on his Facebook account. The […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Enumeration of Goddess Laxmi's ornaments concludes in Puri Srimandir

Puri: An eight member team of the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday started enumeration of gold ornaments of Goddess Laxmi Temple inside Puri Srimandir as part of the ongoing reforms to streamline the management of Laxmi temple. All the gold ornaments and other valuables that were earlier under the custody of the servitors […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Management of Srimandir’s Laxmi temple to come under SJTA purview

Puri: The management of Laxmi temple inside Puri Srimandir will come under the purview of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and its functioning will be reviewed every three months. New guidelines will be shortly formulated in this regard, informed SJTA chief administrator Pradeep Jena after a meeting with servitors on Tuesday. “The existing practice of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bauli-Matha
SJTA takes possession of Bauli matha

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Wednesday sealed the Bauli Matha adjacent to the Swarga Dwara here and took it into possession while acting as per a directive issued by the Supreme Court. The SJTA took possession of the matha after the latter’s management lost a litigation in the apex court. Shops on […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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