Reforms in the Puri Jagannath temple may be soon inspired from Tirupati Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh with the Justice BP Das Commission, that has been set up to restructure the administration and operation of the Puri temple, to visit the world famous South Indian shrine from February 26. Justice Bimala Prasad Das and other […]
Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb reviewed the ongoing repair work of Jagamohan at century old Jagannath temple in Puri. He emphasized on completion of repair work before upcoming Mahasnana Yatra of trinity this year. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which is carrying out the repair work at the shrine, has removed a layer of […]
TheJagannath temple in Puri has been selected as one of 10 places in the country that will be developed as a ‘Swachh Tourist Destination’ by the Central Government. As a part of this, a special cleanliness drive will be taken up in the temple and nearby areas. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will […]
Anubhav Yatra, an exposure trip for priests of Jagannath Temple in Puri to different shrines in the country, got a fresh lease of life as 60 priests embarked on a 13-day tour of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan on Wednesday. It was discontinued in 2009. “The servitors will observe rituals, etiquette, facilities for devotees […]
The Sri Jagannath temple managing body has decided to spend around Rs 10 crore to construct three pilgrim shelters and another Rs five crore to widen the Parikrama around the 12th century shrine. A decision in this regard was taken at the annual budget meeting of the temple, presided over by Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb. An […]
SJTA and ASI Thursday proposed to start repair work at Jagmohan, from December 16. The final decision will be taken after consulting the sevayats. ASI team will work from 11 am to 7 pm from December 16 till completion. Devotees will not be allowed inside to have darshan of the deities when repair work is […]
In a landmark decision, the Jagannath Temple administration has laid a ramp at the North Gate of the 12th century shrine, thereby allowing entry of differently-abled people. On Thursday evening, 140 disabled persons from Gujarat entered the temple using the ramp and offered prayer to the divine Trinity. The temple administration had provided special vehicles […]
ECoR has decided to run two hundred special trains during Nabakalebara 2015 to meet the rush of pilgrims. The trains will operate for ten days, starting to the day of the Rath Yatra to the day of Sandhya darshan.
Coastguard boats would keep watch on the Puri beach during the Nabakalebar 2015 festival and close circuit TV cameras would be installed at strategic locations in Puri town during the Rath yatra festival.