rath yatra

It’s business as usual at Puri's Jagannath temple

When the court gave its nod to conduct the festival with certain restrictions, it came as a huge relief for devotees.

published on : 6th July 2020

Trinity’s sojourn ends with Niladri Bije

As per tradition, His ‘Goti Pahandi’ was obstructed by His consort Goddess Mahalaxmi as She was annoyed at being left behind in the temple.

published on : 5th July 2020

Trinity served ‘Adhar Pana’ by servitors during Rath Yatra in Odisha's Puri

Servitors placed nine large open-mouthed barrelshaped clay pitchers the drink before the three deities on their respective chariots. The barrels reached up to the lips of the Trinity.

published on : 4th July 2020

Bahuda Yatra today, Puri shut down till July 2

All the rituals and chariot pulling will be conducted by the servitors who have been tested for Covid-19 and found negative.

published on : 1st July 2020

Rath Yatra: Admin starts COVID-19 test of 3,300 servitors in Puri

Two spots have been identified outside Gundicha temple where the Supakaras would open extended delivery counters.

published on : 26th June 2020

Odisha to conduct sero-survey in Puri, Bhubaneswar and three other districts

With the ongoing Rath Yatra festival in focus, the Government has decided to launch the mass testing of people in the temple city of Puri from Saturday.

published on : 26th June 2020

All servitors to be tested again for COVID-19 before Bahuda Yatra

They will also sensitise them about the safety guidelines of novel coronavirus.

published on : 25th June 2020

Millions watch the Lord’s sojourn from their homes 

Doordarshan YouTube channel garnered over 1 million viewership

published on : 24th June 2020

History scripted on Bada Danda, Rath Yatra held without devotees for first time

For the millions of devotees in Odisha and across the world, the glimpse of the Trinity during the live streaming of the entire rituals and procession, was enough succour and solace.

published on : 23rd June 2020

World famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins amid Covid-19 restrictions sans devotees

The state government has imposed a 41-hour shutdown in the entire Puri district for the pulling of chariots and tight security arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of the festival.

published on : 23rd June 2020

Task at hand: 700 COVID-19 tests before Lord Jagannath chariots roll in Puri

Samples of servitors were collected in three phases and sent to Regional Medical Research Centre and Institutes of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar for tests.

published on : 23rd June 2020

After SC verdict, Odisha imposes 'curfew-like' shutdown in Puri for Rath Yatra

The DGP also said that more than 50 platoons (one platoon has 30 personnel) of police force are being deployed for the security management of the nine-day festival.

published on : 22nd June 2020

Top Odisha officials rush to Puri, take up Ratha Yatra preparation on war footing

The Puri district administration held a preparatory meeting for the historic event and different departments were directed to keep their apparatus ready for the festival.

published on : 22nd June 2020

No alternate location for Rath Yatra rituals

Servitors say there is no such precedent in the temple’s history

published on : 22nd June 2020

BJP mounts pressure on Odisha government for conducting Rath Yatra

State BJP president Samir Mohanty also urged the Chief Minister to act as per the advise of Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati and Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Deb.

published on : 22nd June 2020
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