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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]