Mohanty said the organisation’s bureau at Mumbai and eastern zone headquarters at Mayapur in Kolkata should come out with a resolution in this regard.
Says organising car fest on different days other than the auspicious ‘tithi’ is against established tradition
Do we celebrate festivals such as Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Mahashivaratri, Sri Ram Navami and Durga Puja on unspecified days, asks the king.
Proposals will be sent to State Government for approval with a plea to incorporate these in ongoing mega development projects
As the effect of eclipse will begin from Monday midnight, the temple astrologer had advised to start all rituals and ‘pahandi’ of the three deities early.
Rath Yatra was celebrated by the Odia community of Japan with pomp and grandeur.
Dwarika Besha is unique to Rath Yatra celebrations as the deities adorn golden ornaments before they return to the main temple in Bahuda Yatra.
Preparations for the return journey of the divine siblings started three hours ahead of schedule.
A minor tribal girl was raped by a bus helper in the vehicle parked at Puri bus stand in the midst of the ongoing holy Rath Yatra festival.
Bhubaneswar Bar Association organised ‘pathapranta seva’ near Sai temple on the outskirts of the City on Rath Yatra.
Unlike other marriages, parents do not have a say in the matchmaking process. Here the choice of their wards is what matters the most.
The floral decoration of Jagannath temple for Rath Yatra has been sponsored by a Delhi-based businessman K K Sharma.
Lord Jagannath and his siblings reached their aunt’s house - Gundicha temple - on annual nine-day sojourn on Thursday evening.
Known as Dwitiya Sreekhetra, the annual sojourn of deities is a 13-day affair in Baripada and pulling of Devi Subhadra chariot is done by women.
The area saw heavy police deployment on Monday after a scuffle between two groups over parking turned communal when a local temple was desecrated.