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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Jagannath Temple


Explained: What is the Puri heritage corridor, whose foundation will be laid soon in Odisha?

November 18, 2021 7:55 am

Conceived in 2016, the Puri Heritage Corridor Project was unveiled in December 2019 to transform the holy town of Puri into an international place of heritage.

Treasure hunt at Emar Mutt in Jagannath Temple for lost hoard

September 19, 2021 4:23 pm

In 2011, the police had stumbled on a treasure trove of 522 silver ingots weighing 18 tonnes inside the Mutt worth about Rs 90 crore. Earlier in April this year 45 more silver ingots weighing about 35 kg each were found inside the Mutt.

Fake RT-PCR reports to enter Puri Jagannath Temple: 12 held

September 11, 2021 3:39 am

The 12th Century shrine was reopened on August 23 and carrying negative RT-PCR certificates or vaccination certificates is mandatory for entering.

Test for Covid template as Puri temple reopens

August 23, 2021 4:36 am

Forming the core of the strategy is a comprehensive vaccination drive for the temple’s more than 3,500 servitors and their families, working out a strict Covid protocol for entry to the temple, taking on board all stakeholders, and adapting to challenges unique to the temple, according to the top official responsible for the temple’s administration.

Odisha invokes Lord Jagannath's quarantine example to popularise COVID-19 restrictions

July 04, 2021 8:18 pm

"The state government emphasises that if one tests positive for COVID-19, the person must remain in quarantine for at least 14 days. Even the master of the universe quarantines himself when he falls sick," Bagchi said.

Centre should withdraw NMA bylaws for Ekamra Kshetra temples: Naveen Patnaik

February 13, 2021 7:14 am

On Monday, Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel had announced withdrawal of the draft heritage bylaws for development around Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, after delegations of the BJP and the ruling BJD separately met him in Delhi, seeking its withdrawal.

Centre scraps draft bylaws for Jagannath temple

February 09, 2021 1:56 am

The announcement was made after delegations of BJP and the ruling BJD separately met Patel in Delhi, demanding the withdrawal.

NMA draft bylaws: Jagannath Temple admin objects, says talks must before regulation plan

February 08, 2021 6:14 am

In a letter to NMA, Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar wrote, “To protect the interest of the Lords, sevaks and devotees at large, I request you to immediately withdraw the draft notification under reference.”

Gujarat: SC judge visits Jagannath temple, says High Court order is in public interest

June 24, 2020 5:49 am

“The high court order is in public interest. Between public interest and faith, public interest is more important. Faith is certainly there, but we also have to take care of the public interest and public simultaneously," Justice Shah said.

Jagannath Temple chief servitor moves SC against Rath Yatra cancellation

June 21, 2020 7:41 am

Acting on a plea by an Odisha-based NGO, the top court had on June 18 refused to grant permission to hold the festival, citing the Covid-19 pandemic.