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Tag: Srimandir

Puri Srimandir
Puri Srimandir Reopens For All With Strict Adherence To Covid-19 Guidelines

The Lord Jagannath Temple reopened today (Aug 23) for all devotees including people from outside Puri after a gap of 4 months.

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Puri To Get Vande Bharat Express: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

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).

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Puri Srimandir Reopening: SOP Released For Darshan By Devotees

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.

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Samaleswari Temple
Temples, Religious Places In Puri, Sambalpur Reopen Today, No Decision On Srimandir Yet

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

Suna Besha Ratha Jatra
Suna Besha: Divine Siblings Embellished In Gold

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.

Yogic Mysteries Of Srimandir

Srimandir and its periphery can be explained according to a yogic interpretation

Ratha Jatra 2021
Ratha Jatra 2021: Laser Scanning Not Permitted In Puri Jagannath Temple Garbhagriha, Says SJTA To ASI

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been denied permission for conduct of laser scanning of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) in Puri Srimandir.

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Rath Yatra Eve
Rath Yatra: Chariots Reach Singhadwara Following Agyan Mala Bije Ritual

The Chariots of the Holy Trinity reached Singhadwara before the Holy Trinity embark on their 9-day sojourn (Rath Yatra) on Monday.

The Lord Has Recovered From Illness, Ready For Rath Yatra

Following their stay in Anasara Ghara & treatment by a host of potions, Lord Jagannath & his siblings have recovered from fever

COVID-19 Variant Scare: 5 Countries Ban Flights From S. Africa
Puri Airport To Be Operational By 2022-23: Odisha Minister

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. 

3D Laser Scanning Of ‘Ratna Singhasan’ At Srimandir To Check Structural Damage

ASI will conduct the laser scanning of the ‘Ratna Singhasan’ at Srimandir in Puri during the time of Rath Yatra to check structural damages

Alarnath Darshan
No Anabasar Darshan At Alaranath Shrine This Year Too

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.

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Puri Jagannath Temple Administration Working On Mahaprabhu's Blessings!

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.

Lord Jagannath's marriage in Puri Srimandir
Lord Jagannath's Marriage

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.

Puri Jagannath Temple Office Urges Odisha Govt To Declare Its Employees Covid Warriors

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

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.

No Decision On Debasnana Purnima Of Lord Jagannath Yet: Puri Collector

The Snana Yatra rituals and Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity were performed sans devotees last year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Puri Jagannath Temple
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.

Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site
Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site

Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far

Chandan Yatra
Chandan Yatra To Be Held Outside Srimandir Premises Under Covid19 Restrictions

Puri: In the latest development concerning Srimandir in Puri, the upcoming famous annual ‘Chandana Yatra’ of Lord Jagannath will be held outside the Srimandir premises this year amid strict Covid-19…

Rath Yatra 2021: Fourth Batch Of Timber Reaches Puri For Chariots Construction
Rath Yatra 2021: Fourth Batch Of Holy Timber Reaches Puri, Preparations On For Chandan Yatra

Puri: With the world-famous Rath Yatra round the corner, the fourth batch of timber reached the pilgrim town of Puri on Tuesday for chariot construction. According to sources, 45 ‘Asana’…

Puri Jagannath Temple Priests To Get Insurance Cover

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to provide health insurance cover to the all the priests performing various rituals at the 12th-century shrine throughout the year. SJTA…

Scuffle Between Jagannath Temple Police
Puri Srimandir Gets Maha Snana After Blood Spill Following Fight Between JTP Personnel, SJTA Orders Probe

Puri: The Niti Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday ordered a probe into the incident of scuffle between two personnel of Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) that saw…

Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri
Covid-19: No Darshan At Puri Srimandir Today As Temple To Undergo Sanitisation

Puri: The Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri will remain out of bounds for devotees today for undertaking disinfection process in the premises of the 12th century shrine. However, the daily…

Stuck In Barricade
Minor Girl's Head Gets Stuck In Puri Srimandir Barricade, Rescued #WATCH

Puri: A scene of utter dread and soothing relief unfolded on Bada Danda in front of Puri Lord Jagannath Temple after a four-year-old girl accidentally stuck her head in the iron barricade installed outside the shrine in the Pilgrim City on Saturday. However, she was rescued after hard-fought efforts from police, fire fighters. According to […]

Puri Srimandir To Remain Closed Once A Week For Sanitisation

Puri: In view of a surge in the Covid-19 cases, the Puri Srimandir will remain out of bounds for the devotees once in a week for sanitisation. “It was decided at the Chhattisha Nijog meeting yesterday that the temple would remain closed for devotees at least once a week for sanitisation work. We will issue […]

Odisha: NSG Makes Recce Of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri

Puri: A team from the National Security Guard (NSG) on Wednesday carried out a reconnaissance of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to take stock of the facilities and security build up at the world-famous shrine. The exercise is a part of the elite commando unit’s security inspection at major pilgrimages and other sensitive places […]

Lead Fundraising Drive For Puri Srimandir Development, Dharmendra Urges Gajapati

Bhubaneswar: In the lines of mass fund collection drive (Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan) for Ram Temple In Ayodhya, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Puri King to launch and lead a similar kind of drive for the development of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. In a letter to Gajapati Dibya Singha Deb, Pradhan urged that […]

Puri Jagannath Temple Administration Waives Entry Fee For These Heritage Places

Puri: In a bid to provide free darshan and services to the devotees at Puri Srimandir, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has cancelled the auction process (Mahala Nilam) of various heritage points associated with the 12th-century shrine for 2021-22 financial year. The decision regarding the development was taken at the SJTA management committee meeting […]

Padmamukha Besha
Odisha: Devotees Likely To Miss Lord Jagannath’s Padma Mukha Besha

Puri: Devotees may not be allowed to pay obeisance to the Holy Trinity at Shree Jagannath Temple in the Piligrim city during ‘Padma Mukha Besha’ of the deities on Sunday due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation. The Padma Mukha Besha of Lord Jagannath and his siblings falls between the new moon day of Magha and […]

Srimandir Puri
No Nagarjuna Besha In 2021, Says Srimandir Mukti Mandap Council

Puri: Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath and siblings will not be held in 2021 as stated earlier by the almanac writers of Srimandir in December 2020. The announcement was made by the Administrator (Rituals) of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Jitendra Sahu on Tuesday. Addressing a presser, Sahu said, “It is a standard practice in […]

Servitors Unhappy As Water Leaks Again In Srimandir Outer Ratna Bhandar

Puri: A section of servitors at the Shree Jagannath Temple here on Sunday expressed unhappiness alleging that a wall of the outer chamber of the Lords’ treasure house (Bahara Ratna Bhandar) is once again leaking water sans repair. Raising serious concern regarding the safety of the chamber, sevayat Narayan Mekap said, “We have already made […]

Rajarajeshwar Besa Of Lord Jagannath Delayed, Devotees Left Dejected

Puri: The much awaited Rajarajeswara Besha rituals of Lord Jagannath at the Srimandir in Puri began on Thursday after a delay of around five hours due to a reported dispute among servitors. As per reports, the devotees were devoid of availing the Mahaprasad on the auspicious day of ‘Pausha Purnima’ because some servitors could not […]

Odisha: Lord Jagannath To Don 'Rajarajeswara Besha' In Puri Srimandir Today

Puri: Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be adorned with the spectacular ‘Rajarajeswara Besha’ also known as ‘Suna Besha’ at Srimandir here on the auspicious occasion of ‘Pausha Purnima’ on Thursday. As per the rituals, the holy Trinity will be decked up in golden attire after the ‘Chandana Lagi’ ritual. In the morning, Mangala Alati, […]

Puri Srimandir To Open For Public From Tomorrow Sans Covid Test Report, Security Tightened

Puri: Srimandir will be accessible to all the devotees from Thursday as the district administration has decided to withdraw the mandatory production of Covid-19 negative certificate as a precondition for entry into the 12th century shrine. According to sources, special arrangements have been made to facilitate darshan for 30,000 devotees every day. Devotees of Puri […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Covid-19 Negative Report Not Mandatory For Darshan At Puri Jagannath Temple From Jan 21

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday relaxed restrictions which were earlier imposed on the darshan of the Holy Trinity by general public. After a high-level meeting held on Sunday, SJTA chief administrator Krishan Kumar said, “Devotees will no longer have to submit COVID-19 negative report while coming to Puri Srimandir for darshan […]

Srimandir reopens for all
Puri Srimandir Reopens For Public With Covid-19 Protocols

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) opened its doors to the public for darshan of Mahaprabhu Jagannath and His siblings from today after an interregnum of almost nine months’ due to covid19 restrictions. Emotion ran high as devotees from across the country were allowed entry into the 12th-century shrine to pay darshan of the […]

Restaurant Serving 'Abadha' On Dining Table Invites Wrath Of Lord Jagannath Devotees
Odisha: Restaurant Serving 'Abadha' On Dining Table Invites Wrath Of Lord Jagannath Devotees

Sambalpur: A restaurant in Sambalpur reportedly serving ‘Abadha’ is alleged to have hurt the sentiment of the devotees of Lord Jagannath in and outside Odisha. A video which went viral on various social media platforms on Tuesday purportedly shows anna (rice), dalma, sabji and kheer being served to customers at the restaurant, named ‘Odia Abadha’. […]

Lord Jagannath's Land Has Been Stolen By Odisha Govt: Jagannath Sena

Puri: Priyadarshan Patnaik, the convenor of a Puri based outfit, Jagannath Sena on Sunday alleged that Odisha government has stolen the properties of Lord Jagannath by clandestinely transferring it to its ownership. Patnaik lambasted Odisha government while addressing a press conference here in the pilgrim town on Sunday. “Everybody should know about the huge scam […]

Suna Besha Ritual Delay On Pausha Purnima: Servitors Blame Administration  
Puri Jagannath Temple To Open Ahead Of New Year; Here Are Special Instructions For Devotees

Bhubaneswar: The decision of the administration to recommend Odisha government for reopening of Puri Jagannath temple ahead of New Year has been welcomed by devotees from across the State and outside. The excitement among the devotees has reached its zenith as they have been deprived of the darshan of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings […]