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Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose
Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose

A Covid Care Centre has been set up at the Neelachal Bhakta Niwas where administration of precautionary doses to the servitors aged above 60 years started on Thursday.

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Puri Name Change: Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Shares Different View

As discussions are underway on proposal to change the name of the pilgrim city, Puri, the Shankaracharya of Puri, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, shared a very different view on the matter.

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Miscreants Loot Donation Box Of Temple In Vicinity Of Puri Srimandir

Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted the donation box (Hundi) of Biswashanti Akhanda Harinama Sankirtan temple located at the west gate of Sri Jagannath temple in Puri on Thursday morning, highlighting serious breach in the high security area.

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Centre Withdraws Contentious Heritage Bylaws For Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Union Ministry of Culture on Monday directed the National Monument Authority (NMA) to withdraw the draft notification for the proposed heritage by-laws for the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. The development came hours after Odisha Chief Minister demanded withdrawal of the notification for the proposed bylaws. In a tweet, Union Culture Minister Prahlad […]

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SJTA Calls For Bidding To Deposit Sri Jagannath Temple Corpus Fund

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has invited tender from 10 nationalised banks for keeping corpus fund amounting to Rs 11 crore of the shrine as fixed deposit. The bidding will be held on January 21. The temple administration has decided to prioritise the banks who will quote maximum rate of interest during the […]

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Odisha: No ‘Zero Night’ Celebration In Puri Too

Puri: Like Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, there will be no ‘zero night’ celebration on the eve of the New Year in pilgrim town Puri too. The district administration has imposed prohibitions on any kind of celebration in public places on the occasion of New Year. Similarly, the Sri Jagannath temple will also remain closed for the […]

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After Puri Announcement, Demands Grow Louder For Reopening Of Other Temples

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) announced to reopen the 12th century shrine from December 23, the servitors of other temples across the State have intensified their demand to take similar step to reopen all other religious institutions with strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines. The SJTA has recommended the State […]

Op-Ed: Why No Odisha Monument In Centre’s List of Iconic Destinations?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha has always prided itself on its art and culture. Temples scattered across the state bear testimony to its great architectural tradition. The sun temple at Konark, a marvel of architectural excellence, has been listed as a UNESCO heritage site. Apart from the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri and the shrine […]

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Expert team inspects earthing system of Puri Sri Jagannath temple

Puri: A team of engineers inspected the lightning arrester of ‘Nilachakra’ – the metal wheel atop Sri Jagannath temple. The team comprising engineers from General Electrical Department (GED), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) carried out the final inspection. According to the expert team, eight of the 12 spikes of […]

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Villagers stop trucks carrying timber for Puri chariots

Nayagarh: Demanding construction of road and establishment of a hospital, villagers of Kalasakhamana and Nuagaon in the district on Monday halted two trucks carrying timber meant for chariots of deities of the Puri Sri Jagannath temple. The villagers also wanted setting up of mobile towers in their locality for better telecommunication network. On receiving information, […]

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Nepal king's puja at Srimandir sans traditional attire draws flak

Puri: The Chhatisa Nijog today expressed displeasure after Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev offered puja at the Sri Jagannath temple sans traditional attire—the dhoti. Dev wore a ‘Churidar Kurta’ and performed the puja of the deities near the Ratna Singhasan (Golden Throne) drawing flak from the servitors’ body. Janardana Pattajoshi Mohapatra, Chattisa Nijog […]

Hoardings to create awareness on photography ban at Srimandir

Puri: Hoardings will be set up around the Srimandir to create an awareness about ‘photography ban’ on the temple premises, said Sri Jagannath Temple administrator Pradip Jena today. Talking to mediapersons, Jena stated, “Electronic display board will also be put on Puri-Bhubaneswar road to create the awareness.” Recently devotees expressed displeasure after some visitors were […]

A year on, Odisha temple ‘hundis’ still flush with demonetised notes

Bhubaneswar: It has been a year since the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency denominations were scrapped as legal tender. Still huge number of banned notes continues to find way into donation boxes at major shrines like Jagannath Temple in Puri, Tarini Temple at Ghatagaon (Keonjhar) and some others in State. With deadline for exchange […]

Devotees protest barricade outside Puri Sri Mandir set up for safety

Puri: Ensuring safety of devotees during the ongoing rush for holy Kartik month, the Sri Jagannath Temple administration has set up barricades outside the temple. But devotees have started complaining that they are not able to perform rituals of revolving around the shrine due to the extension of barricades. Pabitra Das, a devotee, stated, “We […]

Devotees flock Alarnath shrine as Puri deities fall sick

Puri: With the sibling deities of Puri Sri Jagannath temple getting into the ‘anasara ghara’ falling sick, the devotees wishing to have a darshan of the Trinity are heading to Alarnath temple in Brahmagiri. As per beliefs, Lord Jagannath manifests in the form of Lord Alarnath for 15 days following Deba Snana Purnima.   Elaborate […]

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