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Photo Of Puri Srimandir Sanctum Santorum Goes Viral

all claims of tight frisking at the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri fell flat again  after some alleged  photographs of the holy shrine’s sanctum santorum went viral on social media platform once again.

Devotees Allege Breach of Tradition in Srimandir Mahaprasad Distribution

Puri: Days after the Puri district administration announced that Mahaprasad will be made available for devotees during the month of Kartik, allegations of mismanagement in maintaining the tradition during its distribution surfaced on Monday. Though two special counters have been set up for Mahaprasad distribution following a meeting between the Suar-Mahasuar Nijog and the Sri […]

Marred By Penury, Chariot Architects Lead Miserable Life
Puri Chariot Makers Live Life Of Poverty!

Puri: It is said that Lord Jagannath is the God of the poor and the saying could not be truer than in the case of those who continue to dedicate their lives for the upkeep of the centuries-old art and architecture of the Jagannath culture. Their creativity displayed in the gigantic chariots of Lord Jagannath […]

Puri: Chariots Of Holy Trinity To Be Preserved For Public Viewing
Rath Yatra Chariots Of Holy Trinity Not To Be Dismantled This Year

Puri: Rath Yatra this year has been quite distinct in more ways than one. After this year’s Rath Yatra was held without devotees, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided not to dismantle and preserve the chariots of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings for public viewing. According to sources, the temple administration has […]

Puri Srimandir Funds To Be Stored In Nationalised Banks ONLY!

Puri: From now on, funds of Shree Jagannath Temple will only be deposited in nationalised banks, informed Chief Administrator of Jagannath Temple, Krishan Kumar following a crucial meeting of the temple managing committee today. As per reports, the managing committee of Srimandir discussed various issues pertaining to the swift management of temple including the parking […]

Govt Funds In Pvt Banks Row: Are Odisha Officials Flouting Guidelines?

Puri: Going by Odisha government’s own guidelines, shifting of funds from one bank to another without valid reasons & approval will tantamount to financial irregularity and it is no surprise that the opposition parties are up in arms over reported transfer of Lord Jagannath’s funds to a private bank. As per a letter dated 04-10-2019 […]

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 […]

Puri Rath Yatra: In a first, timber for chariots sourced from Boudh

Puri: Sourced for the first time from Madhapur Range in Boudh district, timber for construction of chariots for the famous Rath Yatra arrived in Puri today. Twenty six logs of ‘Asana’ tree and four logs of ‘Dhurua’ tree arrived in a truck and have been stored near the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office. Each […]

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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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’, […]

SJTA chief, servitors expect Srimandir managing body before March 31

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple managing committee will be constituted soon after deliberations by the Odisha government, said Chief Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradeep Kumar Jena, on Sunday. Jena’s response came a day after Puri Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev expressed his displeasure over the delay in reconstitution of the Shree Jagannath Temple […]

'Dola' rituals schedule of Lord Jagannath finalised

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has finalised ritual schedule today for ‘Dola’ festival to be celebrated in Srimandir on March 1. The meeting of Chhattisa Nijoga chaired by SJTA chief administrator Pradeep Jena decided today that the doors of the shrine will be opened at 3 am on Dola Purnima. The Rajadhiraja Besa […]

Nepal King to visit Srimandir tomorrow; general darshan restricted

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri has decided to bar ‘darshan’ by devotees between 9 AM and 12 noon tomorrow on account of Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev’s visit to the temple. The temple authorities have made elaborate arrangements for Nepal King’s visit. As per the schedule, the gate of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rath Yatra chariot designs to be computerized: SJTA

Puri: In a bid to ensure glitch-free construction of three chariots ahead of world famous Rath Yatra, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to prepare a special computerised three dimensional blue print for chariot design. Ground work for three-dimensional chariot design preparations began with measurement of Devi Subhadra’s Darpadalana undertaken by a senior […]

Visitors to Puri have been insured for Rath Yatra

Puri: Visitors to Puri town have been insured for Rs 5 lakh each from June 24 to July 6, said the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) public relation officer Laxmidhara Pujapanda today. In case of unnatural death, stampede and possible terror attack, a visitor can claim Rs 5 lakh insurance amount in the Puri municipal […]

Snana Purnima: All set for Trinity's ritualistic bath before Rath Yatra

Puri: Marking the beginning of the annual Rath Yatra of Lords Balabhadra, Jagannath and Devi Subhadra, the Snana Purnima rituals will be conducted amidst tight security and discipline at Puri on Friday. The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has completed all preparations for the festival. The temple administration has taken initiatives after discussion with servitors […]

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Puri temple servitor complains woman's entry to ratnasinhasana area

Puri: A servitor of the Srimandir on Wednesday lodged a written complaint before the chief administrator of the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) demanding a probe into the incident of a woman and her son getting into Bhitarakatha (inner barricade) within the sanctum sanctorum in Jagannath temple last night. Sources said the woman and son […]

Balabhadra 'Daru' indentified at Sarala shrine in Jhankada

Jagatsinghpur: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has formally announced the location of Daru (neem tree) of Lord Balabhadra identified near Goddess Sarala temple at Jhankada in Jagatsinghpur district. Soon after the announcement, people of nearby areas thronged the place to offer worship and get a glimpse of the neem tree from which the idol […]