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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Decision on visit of Puri seer aides to Snana Mandap today

Puri: After no unanimity was reached on the visit of Puri Shankaracharya’s aides and family members of servitors to the Snana mandap during the Chhatisa Nijog meeting yesterday, the managing committee of the Sri Jagannath temple is likely to discuss the matter today. Besides, the temple managing committee will talk on the Deba Snana Purnima […]

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Puri temple servitors threaten to boycott Chhatisa Nijog meeting today

Puri: Servitors of the Sri Jagannath temple threatened to boycott the Chhatisa Nijog meeting to be held today at the SJTA office if action is not taken against wife and son of Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Rajesh Verma for getting into Bhitarakatha (inner barricade) within the temple’s sanctum sanctorum on May 10. Senior servitor of […]

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Poster protest: Servitor-admin impasse continues before Rath Yatra coordination meet

Puri: Though the second co-ordination committee meeting for the upcoming Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is scheduled tomorrow, the continuing impasse following last year’s Niladri Bije fiasco and posters put up today urging servitors to boycott the meeting have thrown questions over smooth conduct of the annual sojourn of the Trinity. The Sevayat Sammilani had […]

Puri servitors release posters again, decide to shun 2nd Rath Yatra meet

Puri: Barely a month after the Jagannath Sevayat Sammilani urged the servitors’ community to stay away from Ratha Yatra coordination committee meeting through posters, the priests body once again put up posters at various places near Sri Jagannath temple today requesting same ahead of the second meeting for the mega religious event. Protesting against the […]

Thousands of devotees seek blessings at Sri Mandir on New Year

Bhubaneswar/Puri: With new hope and optimism, people across the country thronged the Sri Mandir to offer prayers to the deities and seek blessings on the first day of 2017 today. As pahada at the Sri Mandir was lifted at 1.20 am to let devotees pay obeisance to the deities on occasion of the New Year, […]

New Patitapabana flag fixed atop Sri Mandir

Puri: Servitors of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri fixed a new Patitapabana flag atop the temple on Thursday morning after the old flag caught fire in lightening on Wednesday evening. According to reports, the mast in which the flag was attached also caught fire in the lightning yesterday. The rituals of the deities were performed […]

Repair of Jagamohan before ‘Kartik’ end

Puri: The permanent repair work of Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Jagannath Temple, will be completed before the starting of Odia holy month of Kartik, said chief administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Mohapatra. According to sources, a decision in this regard was taken after a meeting of SJTA […]

Steel pillars, box frames to be used to secure Jagmohan

Bhubaneswar: Steel pillars and box frames will be used to secure Jagmohan, the chamber facing the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, informed Sri Jagannath Temple administrator, Prasanna Kumar Hota. According to reports, a decision in this regard was taken during a meeting presided over by the Union Culture secretary in New Delhi […]

Judicial panel formed to suggest reforms in Puri temple

Taking strong note of the Niladri Bije fiasco last Sunday, Odisha government today set up a judicial commission headed by former judge of the Orissa High Court Justice Bimal Prasad Das to suggest reforms in management of Puri Sri Jagannath temple

Niladri Bije: Pahandi of Sudarsana disrupted as devotees climb chariots

The pahandi of Sudarsana during the Niladri Bije of the deities from the chariots to the Ratna Sinhasana of the Sri Jagannath temple was disrupted as devotees climbing the chariots today

Puri temple taken up for cleanliness drive under Swachh Bharat

Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri has been included in the list of 10 places in the first phase for a special cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Mission

Cong targets BJD, BJP over delay in repair of Jagmohan

Bhubaneswar: The war of words over the repair work of Jagmohan is getting shriller by the day with the Congress using the opportunity to train its guns on both the BJP-led central government and the BJD government in the state. While the Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra is scheduled to visit the temple today, Odisha […]