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.

Shankaracharya row: Javadekar, JB disapprove state govt`s role

The row over the Puri Shankaracharya boycotting Rath Yatra protesting restrictions put by administration snowballed into a major controversy.

Puri seer sees `conspiracy` in restriction on chariot climbing

Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati today alleged that there was a "well-planned conspiracy" behind Sri Jagannath Temple Administration asking him to visit the chariots alone without being accompanied by aides.

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra held with fanfare in Puri

Amid tight security, the world famous annual Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath was held here on Sunday with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie.

Puri Sankaracharya criticises Odisha government

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

Orissa High Court seeks urgent govt reply on chariot impasse

The Orissa High Court on Thursday issued notice to the state government asking it to file its reply within 24 hours to a PIL which sought its intervention to resolve the impasse of people climbing chariots and touching deities during Rath Yatra at Puri.

Rath climbing ban: Temple asks Odisha govt to review decision

The Govardhan Peeth, the seat of Puri Shankaracharya, on Saturday slammed the Odisha Government for not imposing a blanket ban on devotees climbing chariots during Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra and demanded to reconsider its decision.