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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Puri

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...

This time no ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’ for devotees

"Devotees will not be allowed to have a glimpse of the Nabajuabana of the deities after Nabakalebar," said SJTA's chief administrator S.C. Mohapatra. He said as a large crowd is expected on Nabajoubana Darshan Day, the administration decided to conduct the ritual but only with some priests. "If we allow the devotees to have Nabajoubana Darshan, then it may led to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JB Patnaik: Journey ends at Puri Swarga Dwara

JB Patnaik: Former Odisha Chief Minister and Ex-Governor of Assam Janaki Ballav Patnaik’s journey has completely ended today at Swarga Dwara in Puri. His body reached at Swarga Dwara at around 8 pm on Wednesday. His daughter, Sudatta Patnaik was also at the Swarga Dwara during his cremation. Gulamnabi Azaad, representing AICC including Odisha Congress leaders like Chiranjeev Biswal, Narasingh Mishra, Niranjan Patnaik...

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,...

Mob sets afire train compartment at Delang station

Mob sets afire train compartment at Delang station
Puri, A mob today set on fire a compartment of an express train at Delang station following the death of a local boy who fell from a running train last night. The boy, who was travelling in Barbil-Puri Express last night tried to get down off the running train at Delang and fell off the speeding locomotive. The train did...

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...

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...

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...

Puri Jagannath temple’s stone slab falls

A 10 kg-stone slab today fell from the Puri Jagannath temple’s Mukti Mandap. No one was injured but it created a panic among the devotees. The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) officials arrived following the information as they examined the rooftop of the Mandap.

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...