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OPCC chief for solution to solve Rath Jatra controversy

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:29

With the row over Puri Shankaracharya`s boycott of Lord Jagannath`s Rath Jatra lingering, senior Congress leader Jaydev Jena said the controversy should be resolved jointly by the seer, temple administration and Odisha government.

Puri king defends Shankaracharya, says govt must resolve issue

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:46

Pained over Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati not performing puja on chariots due to a dispute with the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration, king of Puri Divyasingha Deb today said the Odisha government must take steps to resolve the issue.

Royal scions continue duty on Rath Yatra in Ganjam

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:10

They have lost their estates, some of them palaces too, but at least once a year on the day of Rath Yatra they perform a royal duty.

Thousands witness Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra in Cuttack

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 22:26

Braving sultry climate, thousands of devotees on Sunday observed Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at several places of the Millennium city in Cuttack.

Leaders celebrate Rath Yatra offering prayers to Lord Jagannath

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:08

The chariot festival was celebrated by political leaders in various parts of the country during the pious occasion offering their prayers to the deities.

Rajnath Singh visits Jagannath Temple

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 18:50

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited the Jagannath Temple and offered prayers.

Naveen Patnaik appoints Special Officer to manage Rath Jatra festival

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:31

With the controversy over the prevailing practice of climbing the chariots of Lord Jagannath by devotees during the Rath Jatra intensifying, Odisha government on Tuesday appointed senior bureaucrat Suresh Chandra Mohapatra as the Special Officer to manage the festival.

Orissa HC seeks probe panel report on Puri temple stampede

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 22:47

Orissa HC asked the state government to submit the report of the Justice P K Mohanty Commission of Enquiry, which was set up to probe the November 2006 stampede in the Jagannath temple at Puri.

Odisha mum on Puri seer`s proposal of banning chariot-climbing

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 23:43

Odisha government remained silent on its decision to ban devotees` climbing on the chariot and touching Lord Jagannath`s idol during the Rath Yatra.

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

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 22:56

Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee on Monday asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord.

Sri Jagannath Temple conservation work to end by Dec

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:06

The Centre Wednesday said it would ensure protection of all ancient monuments in Odisha.

Miscreants loot ornaments from temple in Odisha

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 12:48

Unidentified armed miscreants looted silver and gold ornaments from the store room of the famous Jagannath temple at Gosaninuagon in Berhampur.