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.

Jagannath Temple to punish employees who smoke

To ensure cleanliness in the 12th century shrine at Puri, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to punish its employees found smoking or chewing tobacco inside the complex.