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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Bandh affects normal life in Puri

Normal life was affected here today following a dawn-to-duskbandh called by lawyers protesting alleged mismanagement during Lord Jagannath's Brahma Parivartan rituals and demanding a judicial probe into the matter by a sitting HighCourt judge. Train and bus services were affected during the dawn-to-dusk shut-down called by Puri District Bar Association backed by the opposition parties as lawyers held picketing at...

Nabakalebar Rath Yatra 2015 : Pahandi of deities begins

Thousands of devotees have thronged the holy town of Puri in Odisha to witness the new millennium’s first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra which will commence today.Chariot consecration ritual begins at Sri Mandir. With the pilgrim town celebrating  century''s first Nabakalebara Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath,  Odisha government  said it is prepared for the smooth conduct of the festival amid fear of a...

Chilika: Alanda-Patana Firing Incident, 19 Injured

Firing at Alanda-Patana, 19 Injured
Patana village under Krushnaprasad block in Puri district became men-empty after a firing scene took place on Saturday regarding prawn farming in Chilika. According to the reports, the police have arrested Shivaji Das (35), Ashok Jaali (35), Sanatan Jaali (48), Abhiram Das (45), Swadhin Das (44), Upendra Karan (58), and Shashank Shekhar Pradhan (38) under case number 66/2015 which was...

JB Patnaik: End of a Legend, Cremation Tomorrow at Puri Swarga Dwara

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Former Odisha Chief Minister and Ex-Governor of Assam  Janaki Ballav Patnaik passed away at Tirupati Hospital on Tuesday early morning. His body will be cremated tomorrow at Swarga Dwara in Puri. The veteran Congress leader was a three-time Odisha Chief Minister. Previously, Patnaik was admitted to a hospital in the temple town due to a chest pain around mid-night but could not be saved,...

Odisha Nabakalebara: ‘Brahma Parivartan’ today

The much awaited transfer of Brahma of the trinity along with Lord Sudarshan will be held at midnight today. The divine ritual will be conducted after Puri king Divyasingha Dev marked the completion of ‘Mahayanja’ at Koili Baikuntha here. The ‘Badagrahis’ of Lord Balabhadra, Jagannath, Sudarshan and goddess Subhadra are waiting eagerly for the auspicious moment when the Brahma will...

No VIPs, Only sevayats during ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’: Odisha HC

The Orissa High Court banned people from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri to have the ‘Nabajauban Darshan’ of the sibling deities on Friday except the required sevaks and sevayats. A division bench of Justices Indrajit Mahanti and D P Choudhury passed the order as an interim measure while adjudicating over a PIL on the controversial...

Reincarnation of the living trinity

What is Nabakalebara? The word 'Nabakalebar' denotes 'the new body' in Oriya language and the four deities of the grand temple (Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan) undergo exactly the same on the great occasion. The wooden idols of the deities are buried and new ones are carved out by following the prescribed rites as mentioned in the centuries old scriptures...

Devi Subhadra’s daru reaches Koili Baikuntha

The daru of Devi Subhadra was taken to Koili Baikuntha inside Shri Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri town this morning. Earlier in the day, thousands of devotees pulled the daru sagadi(cart carrying the daru) of the Goddess from Yajna Nrusingha temple at about 8.40 AM. The sagadi was later taken to Singhadwara (main gate) of the temple from where it was...

Rath Yatra 2015: Accident insurance for devotees

The Odisha government has decided to include all devotees, temple servitors and government employees during Nabakalebara Rath Yatra under accidental insurance cover of Rs.5 lakh each, an official said on Tuesday. The Nabakalebara Rath Yatra is scheduled to be held on July 18 and the government is expecting a footfall of at least 50 lakh devotees in Puri. "In case any...

3-Member SIT arrive at Shree Jagannath Temple To Investigate Brahma-Linked Allegations

3-Member SIT arrive at Shree Jagannath Temple To Investigate Brahma-Linked Allegations
A Special Investigation Team (SIT), consisting three members of the Odisha Crime Branch police on Thursday arrived at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration office in Puri regarding an investigation on the circulation of misleading photographs of the secret rituals of Lord Jagannath like Brahma Parivartan, burial of the old idols of the Lords etc. on the social media. "We have sought the...

Daru of Lord Balabhadra taken to Koili Baikuntha

The daru (neem tree) for the creation of new idol of Lord Balabhadra reached Koili Baikuntha inside Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri on Tuesday. The daru began its journey on a specially made sagadi (cart) to Puri from Goddess Sarala shrine in Jagatsinghpur a week ago. The sagadi was later taken to the Singhadwara (main gate) of the temple from where...

The ‘Daru’ for Goddess Subhadra identified

The ‘daru’  for creation of new idol of Goddess Subhadra has been identified at Adhanga in Biridi here in the district. The daru is located in the premises of lord Nilakantheswar Temple in Adhanga. After identifying all the desired characteristics required to be present in the neem tree which makes it eligible for the idol of goddess Subhadra, the leader...

Fire breaks out at Shree Jagannath Temple

Panic gripped for some time in the Shree Jagannath Temple premises in Odisha’s Puri as a fire broke out all of a sudden near the Maa Bimal Temple in the wee hours of Saturday. The fire spread in the ‘Sara house’ of the Bimala Temple at around 4 am. Fire brigade officials reached the spot on time and doused the blaze. There...

Puri: Two sisters charred to death

Odisha,Puri: Two minor sisters were today charred to death while their grand-father and mother sustained injuries when a fire broke out in their house at Harirajpur in Odisha's Puri district. The incident occurred in the wee hours when the family members were sleeping inside the thatched house, a police official said. The sisters were identified as Subhadra (7) and her Boula...