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Monday, July 24, 2017

Puri

Efforts on to recover 490 acres of encroached land along Puri-Konark Marine Drive

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government seems to be finally gearing up to regain possession of 490.78 acres of encroached land along Puri-Konark Marine Drive, sources said. It can be recalled that even if the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its report in 1997-98, had mentioned about the encroachment of 520.38 acres of government land along the marine drive...

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...

Daru identified for Lord Jagannath

The anxious wait for thousands of devotees of Lord Jagannath is over today with the announcement of the deity’s Daru which is identified near Kharipadia of Raghunathpur in Jagatsinghpur district. Chief administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Mohapatra made a formal announcement to this effect this morning after being briefed by the leader of Banajaga dalapati Haladhara Dasmohapatra. Elaborating...

SCUBA diver Sabir Bux found a sunken ship from Puri Sea

Odisha SCUBA diver Sabir Bux along with his six team members on Wednesday found a sunken ship inside the Puri Sea. Sabir Bux including Phalguni Rout, Niranjan Mishra, Chandan Das, Khagaswar Barik, Master D Sekhar Rao and Manaswini Maharana has been dived into the Bay of Bengal near Penthakata at Puri and found another sunken ship and a coral reef...

The Daru for Lord Sudarshan tracked in Balakati,Odisha

After a week-long search of daru (logs) for Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, the Banajaga team has identified in a village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar the holy wood (Neem tree) to carve the idol of Lord Sudarshan. Chief of Puri Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Sunday said the daru was identified for Lord...

Odisha Bandh: Normal Life Disrupted, Harichandan expresses Gratitude to People for Lending Support

Odisha Bandh: Normal Life Disrupted, Harichandan expresses Gratitude to People for Lending Support
Normal life has been completely disrupted by the Congress-called Odisha Bandh on Friday. The bandh has been called in protest against the mismanagement by the state government and the Shri Jagannath temple administration resulting in serious irregularities and tradition violation during the Brahma Parivartan of the Lords in Puri on June 17. However, all essential services such as hospitals and Nabakelabara works were...

HC notice to Centre, Odisha Govt on Puri NH

 Bhubaneswar: Orissa High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the state government asking them to file counters within two weeks on a PIL that alleged delay in completion of the Bhubaneswar-Puri national highway before Lord Jagannath’s ‘Nabakalebar’ ritual in July next year. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Amitava Roy issued notices to all respondents in the...

First Jaundice death recognizes in Puri while 3 died in Sambalpur

Panic gripped in Odisha, first Jaundice death has recognized in Puri town while three other were died in Sambalpur due to Jaundice on Sunday. According to reports, Samir Sahu (23), a native of Aitota near the bus stand area under Kumbharapada police station, he was affected with jaundice since last 10 days. The family members had admitted him to the district...

New York museum pays tribute to Om Puri

New York: Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum here for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor's journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors. The tribute featuring Puri, 63 was held at the Museum of the...

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...

Puri: Two Killed, 20 Injured in Stampede During Rath Yatra

Puri: Two Killed, 20 Injured in Stampede During Rath Yatra
At least two people have lost their life while more than 20 people got injured in a stampede during holy Rath Yatra in Puri. As this is the first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath of this century, the religious festival is being held with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie with tight security. Lakhs of devotees from across...

No Threat To Jagannath Temple Garbha Gruha: ASI Experts

Puri(Samaya Bureau):  A high level technical team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which inspected the Jagannath Temple today has expressed its satisfaction over the condition and safety of the sanctum sanctorum(Garbha Gruha) of the 13th century temple. The team,  however, informed media persons that there was a minor defect in ventilation inside the temple and a special team...

Guarantee the devotees’ safety during Nabakalebara mega ritual in Puri

Orissa High Court has asked the state government to formulate proper and secure arrangements for every devotee to pay curtsy to the divinity at Jagannath Temple in Puri during the Nabakalebar festival next year. The HC order came on Friday while delivering the judgment over a PIL regarding the safety and security of the devotees during Nabakalebar festival. Division bench involving...

Car Festival: ‘Nabajouban Darshan’ Of Trinity Today

Puri(Samaya Bureau): The Trinity, Lord Jagannath, Lord  Balabhadra and their sister Goddess Subhadra are fresh after recuperation from fever after a gap of 15days. The fever is gone after the special treatment by Daitapatis who belong to the Sabar community. The holy Trinity as per the tradition emerge from the  Anasara Ghara, where they were in hibernation for treatment,...