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Tag: Srimandir

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 […]

SJTA Convenes Crucial Meeting Over Reopening Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) here has convened an all-important meeting with the Chhatisa Nijog on Saturday (December 12) to chalk out plans for reopening of the 12th-century shrine. As per sources, the administration has written to all the servitors’ body including servitors of Suar Mahasuar Nijog, Pujapanda, Pratiharis, and Khuntia Nijogs to […]

Nagarjuna Besha: Lord Jagannath Dons Century’s First Naga Warrior Attire

Puri: In a once in human-generation spectacle, Friday morning Lord Jagannath and sibling deity Lord Balabhadra were adorned with the Nagarjuna Besha attire, which is a military general form, after a hiatus of 26 years. This time, however, rituals were performed only in presence of servitors and temple officials due to Covid-induced restrictions. Such rare […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Nagarjuna Besha Of Lord Jagannath: Section-144 In Puri From Tonight

Puri: The district administration of Puri will impose Section-144 in several parts of the city for the Nagarjuna Besha of the Lord Jagannath in Srimandir scheduled to commence from 2 am on Friday. The prohibitory order will continue to remain in force till Besha Olagi, the completion of the rituals. As per statement issued by […]

Puri Srimandir's Faulty Pic On IRCTC Programme Sparks Dissent
Puri Srimandir's Faulty Pic On IRCTC Programme Sparks Dissent

Puri: Alleged use of a wrong image of Puri Lord Jagannath Temple in a programme of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has triggered a controversy in Odisha. A police complaint in this regard has been registered at the Singhadwara police station here. Servitor from Chhamu Khuntia nijoga, Sambhunath Khuntia has filed the […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Odisha: Puja Panda Nijoga Bats For Nagarjuna Besha Of Lord Patitapabana

Bhubaneswar: The Puja Panda Nijoga of Puri Srimandir has extended support towards adorning Lord Patitapabana with the much-awaited Nagarjuna Besha on November 27 in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. However, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is still indecisive on moving ahead in decorating the Lord Jagannath’s representative deity with the rare attire. This […]

Silver Cladding Of Srimandir Doors: Team Visits Raghurajpur To Collect Design
Silver Cladding Of Srimandir Doors: Team Visits Raghurajpur To Collect Design

Puri: The members of the sub-committee, formed to finalise the designs for the silver plating of the inner eight gigantic wooden doors of Lord Jagannath Temple, on Tuesday visited Raghurajpur village in Puri to collect the samples of the artwork to be used on the gates. The 10-member team along with members of the Shree […]

Puri Srimandir: Special Arrangement For Patitapabana Darshan

Puri: Devotees can now get a close view of Lord Patitapabana as the Srimandir and the district administration have moved the barricade 20 feet further towards the Singhadwar. The special arrangement will help devotees get a close glimpse of the Lord during the month of Kartik. One can now enter through the barricade at Srimandir […]

Complaint Lodged Over Breach of Tradition in Srimandir Mahaprasad Distribution
Complaint Lodged Over Breach Of Tradition In Srimandir Mahaprasad Distribution

Puri: A day after allegations of mismanagement in maintaining the tradition during Mahaprasad distribution surfaced, a complaint in this regard was lodged at Singhadwara police station here. According to sources, members of Sri Jagannath Bhakta Parishad have lodged a police complaint alleging breach of age-old tradition in distributing the Mahaprasad. Though two special counters have […]

Puri: Lord Jagannath, Siblings Likely To Don Nagarjuna Besha In 2021 Again
Lord Jagannath Likely To Don Nagarjuna Besha In 2021 Again

Puri: Covid shadow might have snatched the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for devotees to witness the rare Nagarjuna Besha of the Lord Jagannath scheduled to be held later this month in Puri, but in a good news for the followers of the Mahaprabhu across the world, the Holy Trinity is likely to don the special avatar once […]

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 […]

Decision To Don Lord Patitapabana In Nagarjuna Besha Sparks Row
Decision To Don Lord Patitapabana In Nagarjuna Besha Sparks Row

Puri: The decision of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to don Lord Patitapabana in Nagarjuna Besha has sparked controversy as Singhari servitors have opposed the move and termed it against the rituals. Commenting on the development, Ganeswara Singhari, a servitor said, “Lord Patitapabana never dons Nagarjuna Besha. He only dons ‘Hati Besha’ and ‘Padma Besha’. […]

Srimandir: Special Mahaprasad Counters For Habishyalis In Kartik Month

Puri: The Jagannath Temple at Puri (Srimandir) will be setting up two special counters to avail Mahaprasad to Habishyalis and devotees during the month of Kartik. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting between the Suar-Mahasuar Nijog and the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Friday. As per reports, there will be […]

Pandemic Dampens Sprits Of Habishyalis As Holy Kartika Month Begins Tomorrow
Covid-19 Pandemic Dampens Sprits Of Habishyalis As Holy Kartika Month Begins Tomorrow

Puri: With the Lord Jagannath Temple in the pilgrim town closed for devotees and no special arrangements in place Puri this year to observe the holy Kartika month beginning tomorrow, the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have played as a dampener for Habishyalis. Every year Habishyalis throng the pilgrim town in lakhs of numbers to observe one-month-long […]

New Set Of Gold Ornaments For Puri Srimandir Deities

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has decided to get a new set of jewellery for Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra. The SJTA Chief Administrator Kishan Kumar held a meeting in the regard on Wednesday. Sevayat members of managing committee of SJTA, Pattjoshi Mahapatra, representative of Deula Karan, Tadhau Karan […]

Puri MLA Urges Odisha Chief Minister To Reopen Srimandir

Puri: Puri Sadar MLA Jayanta Kumar Sarangi on Sunday requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to allow reopening of  Lord Jagannath Temple. Sarangi said that when temples and places of worship across India have reopened in accordance with Covid-19 protocol, the Puri Lord Jagannath Temple should also be reopened. “I am very much happy that Chief […]

Reopening Of Puri Srimandir: Temple Administration Takes Opinions For Approval From Govt

Puri: Even as servitors are against the reopening of Sri Jagannath temple for devotees in view of the Covid-19 situation, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held discussions on the issue with different sections of the society through a video conferencing here on Friday. Following the directives of the State Government, SJTA sought opinions from the […]

Puri Srimandir Reopening for all devotees
Odisha: Process To Reopen Puri Srimandir, Other Temples Begins

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Odisha government on Thursday initiated the process for reopening of Puri Srimandir and other temples in the State which continue to remain shut for public due to the Covid pandemic. State Chief Secretary has directed the temple administrations to prepare plan of action for opening the temples. “State govt directs […]

Chariots Of Holy Trinity Take 'Dakshina Moda' For Bahuda Yatra

Puri: The majestic chariots Taladhwaja, Darpadalana and Nandighosa of the Holy Trinity were turned southwards, a practice called Dakshina Moda in local parlance and parked at Nakachana Dwara (exit gate) of Gundicha Temple today for the Bahuda Yatra of the Holy Trinity in Puri. As per tradition, concerned servitors of the three chariots brought ‘Agnya […]

Rath Yatra: Specially-Designed Masks For Srimandir Servitors Soon

Puri: The Sri Jagannath temple administration (SJTA) has decided to prepare specially designed masks for servitors engaged in various rituals of Lord Jagannath ahead of the annual Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity this year. “Around 5000 masks will be prepared in coordination with Boyanika or other SHGs and distributed to daitapati servitors and other […]

Big Decision: MHA Allows Chariot Construction For Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government sought Centre’s permission to commence the construction of chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra for the ensuing Rath Yatra, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday gave its approval for the same making it clear that the construction activity should be carried out as […]

‘No Harm If Rath Yatra Not Held' Amid COVID19 Outbreak: Mukti Mandap Scholars

Puri: While uncertainty looms large over Rath Yatra in Puri this year amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Coronavirus, the highest body of Hindu religious scholars in Puri Srimandir, Mukti Mandap, stated on Monday that there is no harm if the annual Rath Yatra is not held this year in the wake […]

Puri Rath Yatra Rituals To Be Conducted Inside Srimandir During COVID19 Lockdown Till May 3

Puri: Putting all speculations to rest, the rituals pertaining to Akshay Tritiya, which marks the beginning of chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra, will be conducted inside Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) premises. Informing about the decision, Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb stated that as per Puri Shankaracharya’s recommendations, the rituals will be conducted inside Meghanadh […]

Inside pictures of Puri Jagannath Temple go viral again
COVID-19: Puri Jagannath Temple Servitors To Get Cash Assistance Of Rs 5000 Each

Puri: In a welcome move for the cash starved servitors of Puri Srimandir who are reeling under the lockdown enforced in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, the top managing body of the shrine, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration on Friday announced an incentive package of Rs 5000 to each servitor of the temple. […]

Puri Srimandir to become plastic-free from April 1; Rs 500 penalty for spitting paan masala

Puri: As a part of the beautification drive carried out at Puri Srimandir and its nearby areas, the temple administration has decided to impose a fine of Rs 500 on people including servitors and devotees for spitting paan masala or gutkha on temple premises. During a meeting of the Chhattisa Nijog today at the Srimandir […]

Untimely Rath Yatra: ISKCON Says Will Take Some Time To Switch 50-Year-Old Traditions

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With flames of protest erupting in Odisha over the untimely Rath Yatra organised by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Mumbai, Yudhistir Govinda Das, national director of communications, ISKCON (New Delhi) has finally released a statement mentioning that the chariot fest of the Holy Trinity is […]

ISKCON’s Untimely Rath Yatra In Mumbai Triggers Resentment In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The untimely Rath Yatra organised by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Mumbai on Thursday sparked a major controversy with Puri Srimandir authorities and Jagannath culture experts in Odisha opposing such arbitrary conduct of the festival. The idols of deities- Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra were […]

OTV Impact: ‘No Charcoal From Outside Will be Allowed Into Puri Jagannath Temple’

Puri: A day after OTV telecast a report that charcoal from outside is allegedly being used for cooking ‘Mahaprasad’ at Puri Jagannath Temple, the authorities on Friday swung into action and alerted security guards to ensure that no such items are allowed inside the shrine. Puri Jaganath Temple Niti (Ritual) Administrator, Jitendra Kumar today informed […]

Pushyaviseka Suna Besha In Srimandir Today, Western Odisha Celebrates Pushpuni

Puri: Special Pushyaviseka rituals of the Holy Trinity are underway at Srimandir on occasion of full moon day of the Hindu Paush month. Huge numbers of devotees from across Odisha and outside continue to throng the 13th century shrine to witness the ‘Rajadhiraj Besha’ or ‘Suna Besha’ of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra […]

Foreign Tourists Trying To Climb Puri Srimandir Watchtower 'Stopped By Cops'

Puri: In response to the reports of three foreign tourists climbing up a police watchtower near Puri Jagannath temple and shooting video of the temple interiors, Puri SP Umashankar Das said that the tourists were stopped by cops present at the tower. “The tourists were trying to climb up the watchtower but were stopped by […]