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Tag: Srimandir

High Court raps Odisha govt over delay in Srimandir rituals

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today expressed displeasure over the delay in Srimandir rituals. Rapping the state government for wrong interpretation of its order, the court clarified that it only reviewed the temple repair works and didn’t pass any orders pertaining to the rituals of Srimandir. The court added that it is the state government […]

Demand for bhog compensation intensifies, affects Srimandir rituals

Puri: The Suar and Mahasuar community of the Puri Srimandir today continued their dharna demanding compensation for the losses incurred due to wastage of the ‘Amhunia Mahaprasad’ because of delay in temple rituals on Monday. It may be noted that the rituals to be performed ahead of Puri Srimandir’s Jagamohan opening yesterday got delayed after […]

Darshan at Puri Srimandir to be restricted for 4 hours today

Puri: Darshan of the Trinity at Puri Srimandir will be restricted for four hours from 3.30 PM to 7.30 PM today in view of ‘Banak Lagi’ rituals. After completion of the second Bhog Mandap rituals, Datta Mohapatra servitors will enter into the sanctum sanctorum to perform ‘Banak Lagi’ of the deities. General darshan of the […]

Darshan at Srimandir To Be Restricted For 4 Hours Today

Puri: The darshan of three sibling deities- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra at Puri Srimandir will remain restricted for four hours today. General darshan of Mahaprabhu will remain closed from 3.30 pm till 7.30 pm due to a secret ritual ‘Paita Lagi,’ informed officials of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). “No devotees […]

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 […]

Puri Srimandir Ratna Bhandar inspection concludes

Puri: The inspection of Puri Srimandir’s treasure trove Ratna Bhandar concluded with the team finding cracks in the roof of the outer Bhandar. Conducted amid tight security, the 16-member team, including the Chief Administrator and Rituals Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), inspected the two outer Bhandars while the inner Bhandar could not be […]

Puri King presents Srimandir development plan before CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar and presented a five-point plan for overall development of Shri Jagannath temple (Srimandir) and Gundicha temple. Deb made a PowerPoint presentation seeking CM Naveen’s approval. “Plans pertaining to development and restoration of ‘Uttara Parswa Matha,’ ‘Dakishana Parswa Matha,’ […]

Inner inspection of Ratna Bhandar only after consulting Chhatisa Nijog: SJTA Chief

Puri: The inspection of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar, the chamber containing Lord Jagannath’s treasure trove, will be done after seeking opinion of Chhatisa Nijog and permission of State government, informed chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradeep Jena after a meeting of the Ratna Bhandar Sub-Committee on Monday. As per the instruction of […]

ASI inspects Ratna Bhandar from outside

Bhubaneswar: Amid uncertainty prevailing over the opening of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar, the chamber containing Lord Jagannath’s treasure trove, a five-member team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) inspected it from outside today. The officials reviewed the structure of the chamber from Jagamohan and Navikata Mandap sides. Following inspection, ASI team member Himadri Bihari […]

'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 […]

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 […]

Nepal King arrives in Odisha on six-day tour

Bhubaneswar:  Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev received a rousing welcome after arriving at the Bhubaneswar Airport in Odisha today morning. The King is on a six-day visit to the State to attend various religious programmes. The king is scheduled to inaugurate the ‘Mission Wow Cow Goshala’ at Rathipur near Jatani today and will […]

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 […]

Drowning in Puri: Body of 1 student fished out, another missing

Puri: The body of one of the two students, identified as Akash Khakha, who had drowned while taking bath in Puri sea beach on Friday was fished out today. Reportedly, eight students from Western Odisha had come to play cricket match in Bhubaneswar. As there was no match scheduled for Friday, all of them went […]

Srimandir Reforms panel notice to ASI over posters on temple walls

Puri: Upset over putting posters on Sri Jagannath temple walls, justice BP Das Commission of Inquiry for Reforms in Srimandir issued notice to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) asking it to file explanation on why FIR not filed for such an offence. The Commission, which directed the ASI superintendent to report within 15 days, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music bands, DJs to face the music after restrictions in Puri

Puri: Music band party owners and DJ organisers will face stringent action for playing loud music during processions, especially near the Srimandir here. To curb noise pollution and avoid the damage caused to the 12th-century shrine due to loud music, the Puri district administration has imposed certain restrictions on musical bands and DJs. As per […]

Selfie in Puri temple, Police begin probe

Puri: A youth claiming to be a sevayat at the Srimandir has posted selfies taken inside the temple on his social media profile which has raised questions on how mobile phones were permitted within the temple premises. Police has begun probe into the incident after the post has gone viral. While visitors to the temple […]

Bahuda Yatra concludes ahead of schedule

Puri: Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming of the Trinity from Gundicha Temple to Srimandir on their chariots concluded ahead of schedule today. The three chariots Taladhwaja (Lord Balabhadra), Debadalana (Goddess Subhadra) & Nandighosa (Lord Jagannath), returned to Srimandir pulled by a sea of revering devotees marking the end to the nine-day sojourn of the Lord and […]

Rath Yatra 2017: Stage set for the annual festival of Lord Jagannath

Puri: The wait for millions of devotees across the globe to watch the Trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra – is over. In some time, the divine siblings will be atop the three grand chariots – the sight which devotees look forward to- on the occasion of annual Rath Yatra every year […]

Devotees start flocking to Alarnath as Trinity gets set to hibernate

Puri: With Lord Jagannath and his siblings scheduled to be taken to Anasara Ghara (secret place) leaving the sanctum of Srimandir from tomorrow following a lavish bath on Debasnana Purnima today, devotees have already started making beelines to Alarnath temple in Brahmagiri of Puri district.   During this period, Lord Krishna who is worshiped as Lord Alarnath in […]

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Rath construction resumes after wage hike assurance to servitors

Puri: After stalling Rath Yatra chariot construction work for around three hours today protesting hike in overtime wages, the Maharana servitors have resumed the work as administration assured them that the wages will be paid timely. The Maharana servitors said that they complete the construction work withing 58 days after working overtime before Snana Purnima […]

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Jagamohan repair: Technical team to visit Puri temple on May 23

Puri: The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has approved the proposal for protecting the roof of Puri Jagannath temple’s prayer hall or Jagamohan. A high level technical experts’ core team would be visiting the sacred shrine for taking stock of the situation on May 23, official sources said here on Saturday. Once the experts’ core […]

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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 […]

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Uma Bharti, Vasundhara Raje visit Puri to seek Lord's blessings

Puri: Senior BJP leaders Union Minister  Uma Bharati and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje visited Puri and paid obeisance to deities at the Srimandir ahead of the two-day BJP national executive meet that began at the Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Uma Bharati reached the pilgrim town by train and went to the Govardhan […]

Technical core committee reviews Jagamohan repair work

Puri: After Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Director General approved the stainless steel portal frames plan proposed by the Srimandir technical core committee for Jagamohan, working chairman of the committee Prof GC Mitra on Saturday reviewed the repair work progress at the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Jagannath temple. Talking to newsmen […]

Sankaracharya wants White Paper on Puri temple maintenance

Puri: Sankaracharya swami Nischalananda Saraswati today expressed grief over government’s move in undertaking various works for the maintenance of Sri Mandir without his notice and indirectly sought a White Paper on the same. On the sidelines of unveiling a book here, the Hindu seer criticised Naveen Patnaik-led government for ignoring him in the Sri Jagannath […]

Jagmohan repair: ASI approves Core Committee’s design

Puri: The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Odisha Works department over the design of the portal box-frame of the Jagmohan chamber of Shri Jagannath temple has come to an end, as the former approved the design made by the core committee of the state government after declining it initially. According […]

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Orissa HC asks State to inform on deadline for Jagamohan repair work

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today asked the Odisha government to file affidavit on monetary grant and deadline for the Jagamohan repair work and posted the next hearing on January 3. Besides, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) informed the High Court about a detailed plan on the portal frame design for repair work of […]

Jagmohan repair: Odisha asks ‘unconvinced’ ASI to make own design

Puri: After the ASI disagreed with the steel box-type portal frame design for the Jagmohan of Srimandir prepared by the Public Works department (PWD) and warned of issuing a no-risk certificate, the PWD secretary has written a letter to the ASI DG citing that the design should be prepared by the agency which is in […]

Srimandir Hundi theft: SJTA to scan all CCTV counting footage

Puri: All CCTV footage during counting of the donation money of the Srimandir Hundi will be examined and action would be taken if any ill practice by the temple staff is found. Srimandir Niti Prasasak Pradeep Dash said this today, a day after the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) suspended staff Uma Rath for stealing […]

Dec 4 last date for submission of affidavits over Srimandir reform

Puri: The deadline for submission of affidavits mentioning the opinion, suggestions regarding Sri Jagannath Temple reform has been extended from November 4 to December 4. Justice BP Das, who is heading the judicial commission set up to bring reform in sri Jagannath Temple Administration, also directed Puri Collector to provide data related to temple land […]

Srimandir garva griha intact: ASI

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today claimed that the garva griha (sanctum sanctorum) of Shri Jagannath temple is intact. According to reports, a high-level team led by ASI joint director general Rakesh Tiwari and other members, including the ASI superintendent, Odisha branch and technical experts of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) from […]

2006 Puri stampede: Commission questions crowd control measures

Bhubaneswar: The Justice PK Mohanty Commission set up by Odisha government to inquire into the stampede in Puri Jagannath temple on November 4th 2006, has hinted at laxity in security measures inside the temple which was ‘overcrowded’ on that day due to the ‘panchak’ festival. The stampede had occurred within the premises of the shrine […]

Jagmohan repair: ASI rejects core committee estimate

Puri: Uncertainty looms large over the repair of the Jagamohan at Srimandir as the Director General (DG) of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has rejected the estimate made by the core committee and formed a panel led by joint DG of ASI to reinspect the Jagamohan condition and make a fresh estimate.. The core committee […]

Chandan Yatra of Srimandir deities begins

The Chandan Yatra of deities of Sri Jaagannath temple will be performed for 21 days at the pilgrim town from Monday

Expert team reviews Jagamohan repair work

Puri: As part of the ongoing repair work of Jagamohan of Shree Jagannath temple here, an expert team on Thursday examined the cracks that have appeared on the four pillars and the beams connecting them. The expert team consisting of Assistant Professor of IIT Madras Arun Kumar Menon and superintendent of Archeological Survey of India […]