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Puri demolition drive hits hurdle as Math chief refuses to vacate

As per a state government decision, structures within 75-metre radius of the temple in Puri, specifically Meghnad Pacheri (boundary wall), are being demolished.

Day after strike, minor alleges molestation by cop in Puri temple

The strike was called off after a 12-hour impasse even as servitors demanded transfer of Puri SP and withdrawal of cases lodged in connection with October 3 protests,” Pradip Mohapatra, head of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration, said.


Normalcy restored in Puri, devotees can visit temple: Police

The preventive detention of the outfit's convener, Priyadarshan Patnaik, had triggered the clash. The outfit had given a call for shutdown in Puri Wednesday, seeking immediate revocation of the queue system.

Violence in Puri over queue system in Jagannath Temple

The dawn-to-dusk shutdown in the seaside town called by Sri Jagannath Sena turned violent as a mob barged into the 12th-century shrine, uprooted barricades erected on Baisi Pahacha and near Singhadwara and ransacked the office of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

Odisha: Servitors meet CM Naveen Pattnaik, discuss proposed entry of non-Hindus to Puri Temple

A 22-member delegation of 'Chhatisa Nijog' Sevayats met the Chief Minister at his residence along with Puri MP and Puri MLA.

Faces On The Fringes: ‘We are not terrorists, we don’t need CCTV monitoring’

"Don’t defame us. We have never forced anyone to pay us. We are not terrorists who attack people and need to be monitored by CCTV cameras," Khuntia said.


Missing keys of Jagannath Temple: Collector says duplicate Ratna Bhandara keys found, BJP questions him

The keys were reported missing to the temple administration committee since April, when it was conducting a structural inspection of the temple with the Archaeological Survey of India.

Daan, dakshina: Why an SC order has triggered disquiet in the Lord’s home

The powerful servitors of Puri’s Jagannath Temple are upset after a court direction on a plea that alleged harassment of visitors.

Kendrapara's Jagannath temple management deliberates to remove barricade for darshan

The dalits were earlier denied access into the temple and were only allowed to peep through the inbuilt holes on the temple boundary wall to catch glimpse of the lord. However, after days of simmering dispute, the upper castes agreed to let dalits in the temple premisies on January 14, 2007.

Nepal's King Gyanendra offers puja at Jagannath Temple

The Shri Jagannath Temple Administartion (SJTA) had made special arrangements in view of the visit of the Nepal king.