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Puri Sankaracharya criticises Odisha government

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 22:58

Puri Sankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Saturday criticised the Odisha government for its alleged interference in religious matters.

Odisha plans Navakalebara village during Jagannath festival

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:01

Expecting a huge turnout during the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannath in 2015, the Odisha government has decided to set up Nabakalebara village in Puri on the line of accommodation given to visitors at Kumbha Mela.

Devotee dies of suffocation during darshan at Puri

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 19:42

A devotee died in the Gundicha temple at Puri on Sunday possibly due to suffocation during `darshan` of the deities, police said.

Naveen demands Rs 1,397 crore aid for festival

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 17:49

Keeping in view the massive arrangement required for Lord Jagannath`s `Nabakalebara` festival in 2015, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Special Central Assistance of Rs 1,397 crore from Planning Commission.

Puri: American devotee seeking ‘darshan’ beaten up

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 11:47

An American national was allegedly beaten up in Puri by security personnel when he along with his Indian wife attempted to climb the chariot of Lord Jagannath seeking a `darshan`.

Two die during rath yatra in Puri

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:57

At least two persons, including a woman, died during Lord Jagannath`s car festival, official sources said.