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  • devotees throng puri as jagannath return festival begins

    Devotees throng Puri as Jagannath return festival begins

    India | July 07, 2014 12:53 IST

    Bhubaneswar: Over four lakh devotees thronged Odisha's temple town of Puri for the Bahuda Yatra or the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities Monday.Large number of people arrived in Puri a day

  • puri ratha yatra witnesses massive turnout

    Puri Ratha Yatra witnesses massive turnout

    India | June 29, 2014 22:38 IST

    Puri: More than seven lakh people Sunday thronged the streets in Odisha's temple town of Puri to witness the world famous Ratha Yatra, officials said.Although some rituals were performed behind schedule, the ratha yatra passed

  • odisha government promises puri shankaracharya s security

    Odisha government promises Puri Shankaracharya's security on Raths

    India | June 29, 2014 12:04 IST

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday decided to ensure security of seer Swami Nischalananda Saraswati in the backdrop of a face-off between Daitapati priests and Shankaracharya of Puri over the issue of devotees climbing chariots

  • security tightened in puri for peaceful rath yatra

    Security tightened in Puri for peaceful Rath Yatra

    India | June 27, 2014 13:33 IST

    New Delhi: A tight security ring was put in place in Puri in view of Rath Yatra in Puri in order to have peaceful celebration of the world renowned Rath festival of Puri. 104 battalions

  • puri ratha yatra hc not to intervene on cordon pass issuance

    Puri Ratha Yatra: HC not to intervene on cordon pass issuance

    India | June 26, 2014 8:12 IST

    Cuttack: Orissa High Court today refused to intervene on a PIL seeking ban on issuance of cordon passes during the Lord Jagannath's annual Ratha Yatra in Puri scheduled on Sunday.    Premananda Mohanty, an advocate from

  • sudarshan pattnaik in sand sculpting world cup

    Sudarshan Pattnaik in sand sculpting World Cup

    India | June 01, 2014 16:49 IST

    New Delhi: Famed sand sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik is set to participate in the World Cup for Sand sculpting in the United States later this month.  The Odisha-based Pattanik, is the sole participant from India at

  • puri sankaracharya for repealing article 370

    Puri Sankaracharya for repealing Article 370

    India | May 31, 2014 14:25 IST

    Patna: Puri Sankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Saturday said it is in the national interest to repeal Article 370 of the constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir."It is in the national interest to

  • narendra modi nawaz sharif s sand sculpture at puri beach

    Narendra Modi & Nawaz Sharif's sand sculpture at Puri beach

    India | May 25, 2014 21:48 IST

    Puri: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created a sand sculpture of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif with a message “Peace gets a chance” at Puri beach of Odisha.On the invitation

  • puri rath yatra temple to ban chariot climbing touching idol

    Puri Rath yatra:Temple to ban chariot-climbing, touching idol

    India | May 12, 2014 22:25 IST

    Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee today asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord.Puri King Gajapati King

  • puri ahmedabad train s engine catches fire near raipur

    Puri-Ahmedabad train's engine catches fire near Raipur

    India | April 25, 2014 18:56 IST

    Raipur: The engine of Puri-Ahmedabad Express train caught fire today near Mandir Hasaud station, 15 km from here, but a serious mishap was averted as the driver brought the train to halt immediately.  The

  • odisha minister maheshwar mohanty out of danger bullet

    Odisha minister Maheshwar Mohanty out of danger, bullet removed from chest

    India | February 22, 2014 15:57 IST

    Puri/Bhubaneswar: Odisha Toursim and Culture Minister Maheshwar Mohanty was today operated upon and the bullet lodged in his ribs removed after he was shot at by assailants in his Puri constituency on Friday night.The condition

  • fight over train seat ends in death of two passengers

    Fight over train seat ends in death of two passengers

    India | January 22, 2014 9:01 IST

    Hyderabad: Two passengers lost their lives and another was injured in a fight over seats in a general coach of Puri-Tirupati Express in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh yesterday evening, Government Railway Police (GRP)

  • four lakh devotees watch gold decorations of lord jagannath

    Four lakh devotees watch gold decorations of Lord Jagannath in Puri

    India | November 18, 2013 12:17 IST

    Puri: Over four lakh devotees turned out on Kartik Poornima to watch the gold ornamental decorations of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra. The ceremony went on till late into the night. The

  • daitapati priests oppose puri seer s recommendation

    Daitapati priests oppose Puri seer's recommendation

    India | November 14, 2013 15:51 IST

    Bhubaneswar: “Daitapati” priests of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri have unanimously decided to oppose the temple administration's decision of not allowing devotees to climb chariots during annual rath yatra.  Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had

  • deep depression turns into cyclone phailin

    Deep depression turns into cyclone Phailin

    India | October 10, 2013 7:30 IST

    Bhubaneswar: After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary at about 950 km from Paradip, the IMD said

  • four killed in odisha building collapse

    Four killed in Odisha building collapse

    India | September 08, 2013 10:48 IST

    Bhubaneswar: At least four people, including two minor girls, were killed when a two-storeyed building collapsed Sunday in Odisha's beach town of Puri, police said.The building, believed to be about 100 years old, was in

  • prez to fast till he offers prayers to lord jagannth on sep

    Prez to fast till he offers prayers to Lord Jagannth on Sep 7

    India | September 06, 2013 7:38 IST

    Puri: President Pranab Mukherjee will fast on Saturday till he offers pujas at Sri Jagannth Temple here during his visit to Odisha, official sources said."The President will not eat anything till he offers puja at

  • new weekly train to connect puri sainagar shirdi

    New weekly train to connect Puri-Sainagar Shirdi

    India | August 21, 2013 13:36 IST

    Nagpur: The Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly express train between Sainagar Shirdi and Puri via Nagpur.Accordingly, train number 18407 will depart on every Friday (from Aug 18) from Puri at 10.15 pm

  • nepal royal priest harassed at puri temple woman cop

    Nepal royal priest harassed at Puri temple, woman cop suspended

    India | July 24, 2013 18:52 IST

    Puri, Jul 24: Barely three days after an assault on Italy born Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi on the chariot of Lord Jagannath, the Nepal's royal priest (rajguru) Madhav Prasad Bhattarai also faced harassment at the

  • italian born odissi dancer ileana citaristi manhandled by

    Italian born Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi manhandled by Puri Jagannath temple servitor seeking money

    India | July 21, 2013 22:10 IST

    Puri, Jul 21 : Italian born Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi, who has been awarded Padma Shri, was mahandled by a servitor (daitapati) of Jagannath Temple, when she went for darshan of Lord Jagannath during the