Throughout this 9 month journey, Mina has been walking barefoot while paying obeisance to the Lord by often lying flat on the ground. Moreover, he has set out on this difficult journey aiming at the welfare of the entire world, and not to fulfil any self desire.
As the closure of Srimandir in Puri entered its 13th day on Saturday, demands to reopen the temple grew from all sections, including devotees, locals and street vendors.
At a time when the issue pertaining to missing keys of Ratna Bhandara continues to haunt the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), it seems to have attracted a fresh trouble over huge pendency of utilisation certificates (UCs).
Panda went on to say that Gen Rawat had a unique personality and stature which was more than impressive. "I am out of words describing him," he said.
Generous - remaining true to its name, 'Jawad' not just spared Odisha but also left behind a magnificent makeover of the skies over Puri, the holy land of Lord Jagannath. After the cyclonic system crossed Puri coast as a depression Sunday evening, the skies were lit up in gold and crimson.
Puri district Collector Samarth Verma said all the rituals have been finalised as per the traditions by the pandits, under the personal guidance of Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb. The district as well as the temple administration have extended all their cooperation, he added.
Jagannath devotees were left dejected for the second time in two years after they were refused to witness the beloved Holy Trinity’s Suna Besha on Ratna Sighasana on Kartika Purnima, on Friday.
As more devotees are visiting the temple from across the country, the 'Hundi' of Lord Jagannath has recorded a remarkable growth rate, he pointed out.
“We do not use the word ‘Puri’ after Ayodhya, Mathura, Ujjain, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchi and Dwarka though these are also the seven ‘Puris’. Jagannath Puri is the eighth ‘Puri’. Moreover, ‘Puri’ signifies only ‘Jagannath Puri’,” said the Shankaracharya.
“We have given our suggestions and names for Puri and Gajapati Maharaj has welcomed the decision. They will inform Odisha Revenue Department and legal process will be followed accordingly,” said Ashok Mohapatra, SJTA Member.
The Puri district administration on Monday (Nov 1), banned devotees from lighting the ‘Kaunriya Kathi’ around Jagannath Temple during Diwali, this year.
Raw silver weighing 500 kilograms brought for silver plating of the Kalahat Doors of Srimandir will be shifted to the district treasury, informed the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday.
Tarang Cine Productions magnum opus Srimandir is all set to enthrall the audience on all weekdays at 9:30pm.
The Lord Jagannath Temple reopened today (Aug 23) for all devotees including people from outside Puri after a gap of 4 months.
Vande Bharat Express will soon connect the pilgrim town Puri in Odisha. This information was share by Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday (Aug 19).
Amid the gradual reopening of various temples and places of worship in the state, the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) have come up with a standard operating procedure for darshan at Puri Srimandir.
After remaining out of bounds for over three months, temples and religious places in Puri and Sambapur districts reopened today for devotees amid strict adherence to Covid safety protocols
One of the most spectacular rituals of the annual Ratha Jatra, Suna Besha of the sibling deities - also called the Rajadhiraja Besha - is performed a day after the Holy Trinity return to their abode following a 9-day sojourn at the Gundicha. The divine triad of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra, atop their chariots on Puri Badadanda donned a resplendent attire of gold. Like previous year, the rituals were performed without congregation of devotees due to restrictions imposed in the wake of the current pandemic situation.
Srimandir and its periphery can be explained according to a yogic interpretation
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been denied permission for conduct of laser scanning of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) in Puri Srimandir.
The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.
Following their stay in Anasara Ghara & treatment by a host of potions, Lord Jagannath & his siblings have recovered from fever
The proposal of a futuristic airport in the pilgrim town of Puri was envisioned in January 2021, when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Miniter Narendra Modi proposing the same.
ASI will conduct the laser scanning of the ‘Ratna Singhasan’ at Srimandir in Puri during the time of Rath Yatra to check structural damages
In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, devotees will miss the rare ‘Anabasar’ darshan of Lord Alarnath at Brahmgiri in the district during the ‘Anasara’ period of Lord Jagannath and his siblings.
To understand the present-day situation of the Puri Jagannath temple administration, one needs to understand how it was originally designed. The recorded history of Srimandir is a long and interesting one.
Rukmini Harana Ekadashi falls on June 21st this year. On this holy day - Lord Jagannath, an aspect of Lord Vishnu, marries Rukmini, an aspect of Devi Lakshmi.
The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar has requested the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Odisha Health Department to take necessary steps to declare its employees as Covid warriors
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.
The Snana Yatra rituals and Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity were performed sans devotees last year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far
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