Odisha government to sell Lord Jagannath's chariot parts

The Odisha government has decided to sell parts of the chariot of Lord Jagannath on which the idol of the lord was taken out in Puri last year for public `darshan` (audience) during the `Ratha yatra` chariot festival.

Huge sand painting for Lord Jagannath by Sudarsan

Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a huge sand painting to welcome the sacred neem tree log for making of the new idol of Lord Jagannath for Nabakalebara festival at Puri on Friday.

Five women held in Odisha for snatching gold chains of devotees

Five women of West Bengal were arrested on the charge of snatching gold chains, mobile phones and wallets of devotees accompanying the cart carrying the sacred neem tree log for making of new idol of Lord Jagannath at Pipli, police said on Friday.

All about Nabakalebara festival in Puri

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

Artist creates sand-art to raise awareness about earthquake victims

 Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a sand-art piece with the slogan, "help the earthquake victims", to raise awareness about the Nepal earthquake here on Saturday.

Puri Shankaracharya criticises Odisha Govt

The Shankaracharya of Govardhan peeth Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has expressed his anguish for not being "consulted" by the Odisha Government for the ongoing preparation for the famous Nabalakebara festival of Lord Jagannath.

All about Nabakalebara festival in Puri

The term Nabakalebara is an ancient ritual associated with most of the Jagannath Temples when the Idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of Idols.

INTACH documenting traditional Jagannath pilgrimage route

The INTACH has started listing and documenting a 484-km-long traditional route that was once used by thousands of pilgrims to visit the Jagannath temple in Odisha, a member of the organisation said here on Thursday.

4.6 million to be tested for diabetes in Odisha

The Odisha government has decided to this year examine all people aged above 30 for diabetes in the state's 10 districts.

Five must do things in Puri, Orissa
Five must do things in Puri, Orissa

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CBI searches Saradha office in Odisha

The CBI Wednesday searched the office of Saradha company in Puri in connection with a chit fund scam in Odisha.

Odisha police inspector held for molesting constable

A police inspector was arrested in Odisha for allegedly molesting a woman constable, an official said on Monday.

Woman constable molested by police station in-charge in Puri

 A woman constable was allegedly molested by the Inspector-In-Charge of Kakatpur police station here, police said on Sunday.

40 tourists fall ill in Puri over suspected food poisoning

At least 40 tourists, hailing from West Bengal, fell ill over suspected food poisoning after having meal at an eating joint here, police said on Monday.

Dacoits loot train passengers, injure seven persons in Odisha

At least seven persons, including a motorcyclist, were injured when dacoits attacked Puri-Khurda Road passenger train in Puri district, railway police said on Sunday.

Ensure devotees' safety during Puri temple mega ritual

Orissa High Court has asked the state government to make proper and foolproof arrangements for every devotee to pay obeisance to the deities at Jagannath Temple in Puri during Nabakalebar festival next year.

Mystery behind the sudden disappearance of Lord Krishna

The transcendental nature of Lord Krishna disappearance had a great light upon the lila of His appearance.

Pay Rs 3 lakh to family for girl's death: NHRC to Odisha govt

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the Odisha government to pay Rs three lakh as compensation to the next of kin of a seven-year-old girl who was killed after an almirah fell on her at a government school.

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Efforts on to upgrade health facilities in Puri before Nabakalebar: Vardhan

With over 50 lakh pilgrims set to visit Puri for `Nabakalebar` of the presiding deities of Sri Jagannath temple, the Centre on Sunday said efforts were on to put in place better health care facilities in the seaside pilgrim town before the mega festival next year.