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200 deities gather for Mahashivratri in Himachal town

In this Himachal Pradesh town, popularly known as `Chhoti Kashi`, over 200 deities from hundreds of temples are congregating for the festivities of Mahashivratri.

Man held for climbing chariot during Ratha Yatra

Man held for climbing chariot during Ratha Yatra

A man was arrested for allegedly climbing one of the three chariots during Lord Jagannath's annual car festival here, police said on Monday.

Artist makes miniature chariots for deities on Rath Yatra

Artist makes miniature chariots for deities on Rath Yatra

 

Berhampur (Odisha): An artist in this Silk City in south Odisha made miniature chariots for Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra by using waste materials on the occasion of Ratha Yatra.

Lord Jagannath's rath yatra commences

Lord Jagannath's rath yatra commences

The 139th rath yatra of Lord Jagannath today commenced on its 15 km journey in the walled city here amid tight security arrangements even as lakhs of devotees queued up to have a glimpse of the deity.

Glory to Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra - Puri’s world famous Rath Yatra begins today

Glory to Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra - Puri’s world famous Rath Yatra begins today

Dedicated to Lord Jagannath and his siblings – Balabhadra and Subhadra – the auspicious yatra begins today.

Muslims take part in car festival in Kendrapara

For 67-year-old Shaukat Ali, it has become customary to catch a glimpse of the triad of deities - Jagannath, Balabhadra and sister Subhadra - as they emerge out of their temple abode every year.

Abduction accused mowed down while escaping police custody

An accused in an abduction case was mowed down by a speeding dumper outside Okhla police station while he was allegedly trying to escape police custody.

All about Nabakalebara festival in Puri

Nabakalebar is the periodical renewal of the wooden images of Lord, Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan.

Thousands of devotees witness Rath Yatra in Himachal

Thousands of devotees on Sunday witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Hamirpur and Nahan amid religious fervour and chanting of mantras.

City of Jagannath sees two `Delhi-wallahs` in race for LS seat

Two Delhi-based candidates are among those vying to enter the Lok Sabha from this seat on country`s eastern shores, famous for being the city of Lord Jagannath and a major destination for pilgrimage.

Police begins probe into assault on Italian Odissi dancer

Odisha police on Tuesday began a probe into alleged physical assault by priests on Odissi danseuse and Padmashree Ileana Citaristi during the car festival of Lord Jagannath on Sunday.

Lakhs witness Lord Jagannath`s golden attire on chariots

Lakhs of devotees on Friday witnessed the "Suna Vesha" of the Trinity- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra- in golden attire.

Devotees can touch Jagannath during Rath Yatra, no decision on foreigners

Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Wednesday resolved to allow devotees to climb the chariots during Rath Yatra and touch the Trinity as usual.

Priests stake claim to accompany President during Jagannath visit

The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration decided to take the help of Rashtrapati Bhavan to determine which of the two priests would accompany the President to the sanctum sanctorum.

I wanted to prove that Big B is not old: Jagannath

Tollywood director Puri Jagannath, who is returning to Hindi films after seven years with "Bbuddah...Hoga Tera Baap" in which Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan plays a bold and flamboyant role, says he made the movie to tell the people that the 68-year-old actor is still young.

Security in place for Puri`s Jagannath return festival

Elaborate security measures have been put in place in Orissa`s temple city of Puri ahead of the return festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities on Wednesday, an officer said.

Jagannath Yatra: Lakhs gather;1 dead

As millions gathered to pay obeisance, stampede claimed a woman`s life in Puri.

Woman scribe molested, cameraman beaten up

A woman television
journalist was allegedly molested and a cameraman of a news
channel covering the rath yatra festival at the ISKCON Temple
here today was beaten up by two policemen who were arrested,
police sources said.