The golden beach in Puri has been accorded the prestigious 'Blue Flag' tag.
At least 351 servitors and 53 employees of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said. A total of 404 persons engaged in the 12th century shrine have tested positive for the virus, said Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) administrator Ajay Jena.
Volunteers united for the coastal cleanup campaign in Odisha's Puri on the occasion of International Coastal Clean-up Day.
Legendary wicketkeeper batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led India to numerous big victories including world cups, announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.
The Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Jatra' -- the return car festival -- began on Wednesday in the absence of devotees, and amid tight security and curfew, as the seaside pilgrim town virtually shutdown to prevent gatherings in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three majestic wooden chariots carrying the trinity -- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra -- rolled on the grand road of Puri as the annual Rath Yatra was held on June 23, but for the first time ever, in the absence of devotees. Though the iconic rath yatra of the Lord of Universe held without devotees, two servitors among others who pulled the trinity have now become a new internet sensation and being compared as Puri's Baahubali.
Preparations are underway for Rath Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple.
The fire and disaster management department sanitised roads in Odisha's Puri ahead of Rath Yatra. They conducted the sanitisation drive at Grand Road of Puri on June 22.
World's biggest chariot festival - Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra - was held in Puri, Odisha under guidelines set by the Supreme Court of India. The deities of Lord Jagannath (also referred to as Bhagwan Vishnu), Balabhadra (his brother) and Subhadra (his sister) travelled on a chariot for a nine-day sojourn to Gundicha temple.
A complete shutdown will be effective in Odisha's Puri from 9 pm today in view of the historic Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. The decision comes after the Supreme Court on Monday gave its nod to the event, which is scheduled to start tomorrow. The shutdown will remain in force till 2 pm tomorrow.
The Supreme Court is hearing a bunch of petitions seeking modification in its order in which it had stayed Lord Jagannath’s famous Rath Yatra in Odisha. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde, said that Puri rath yatra will be held with coordination of Temple committee, State and central Govt without compromising with health issue.
In the wake of Gujarat High Court's stay on taking out the Rath Yatra procession of Lord Jagannath in Ahmedabad in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the temple authorities decided to move the chariot of the deity within the premises of the religious structure on Monday.
The Supreme Court had earlier said that in the interest of public health and safety of citizens, this year's Rath Yatra, which was scheduled for June 23, at Puri in Odisha cannot be allowed and "Lord Jagannath won't forgive us if we allow" it.
The Shankaracharya of Puri, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, on Sunday alleged that there was a well-orchestrated plan to stall Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hours after Supreme Court stayed annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the Odisha government said it would abide by the orders of the top court staying this year's Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri and elsewhere in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine-day annual festival was scheduled to start from June 23.
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Rath Yatra at Puri's Jagannath Temple on June 23. In its order, the Supreme Court also said all activities related to it will be stopped in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
The bathing rituals (snana rituals) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra were held today at the Jagannath Temple of Puri on Friday on the occasion of 'Snan Poornima' festival. However, during the bathing rituals, no devotees were allowed at the festival, Puri District Magistrate informed.
Eminent sand artist Subal Moharana of Bhubaneswar, ahead of the chariot festival in Puri, has made the smallest chariot of Lord Jagannath.