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 rathyatra passes off peacefully amid fervour

The 137th edition of Lord Jagannath`s rathyatra passed off peacefully amid tight security with lakhs of devotees thronging roads to catch a glimpse of the deity in a colourful procession.

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.

Thousands witness Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra in Cuttack

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

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

PM Modi greets people on Rath Yatra, Ashadhi Bij

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Rath Yatra being held across the country on Sunday.

Modi greets nation on ``Rath Yatras``

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of "rath yatras" being held across the country. He also greeted people on Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi new year.

Lord Jagannath`s 137th Rath Yatra begins amid tight security

Amid tight security, the 137th edition of Lord Jagannath`s rathyatra began here this morning from the ancient Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur area.

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra should give out social messages: Gujarat CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday performed `Aarti` at the 400-year-old temple in Jamalpur area in the city on the eve of 137th annual Rath Yatra (procession) of Lord Jagannath and said the event should be utilised to give out social messages.

Odisha Govt promises Puri Shankaracharya`s security on raths

The Odisha government today decided to ensure security of seer Swami Nischalananda Saraswati in the backdrop of a face-off between Daitapati priests and Shankaracharya of Puri.

Lord Jagannath`s 137th Rath Yatra begins in Ahmedabad on Sunday

Amid tight security arrangements, the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is all set to roll on the city roads, where lakhs of devotees will seek divine blessings during the 137th edition of the Rath Yatra beginning tomorrow.

Lord Jagannath`s 137th Rath Yatra begins Sunday

Amid tight security arrangements, the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is all set to roll on the city roads, where lakhs of devotees will seek divine blessings during the 137th edition of the Rath Yatra beginning Sunday from the 400-year-old temple in Jamalpur area here.

Rath Yatra: Air,coastal surveillance part of security measures

With the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath barely two days away, the Odisha Police has arranged for a thick security cover in Puri by engaging as many as 6,500 personnel besides putting air and coastal surveillance in place.

Rath Yatra: Air,coastal surveillance part of security measures

With the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath barely two days away, the Odisha Police has arranged for a thick security cover in Puri by engaging as many as 6,500 personnel besides putting air and coastal surveillance in place, official sources said today.

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.

Odisha Assembly Speaker urged to resolve `Rath Yatra` issues

With the issue of devotees climbing the chariots of Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra gradually becoming a major controversy, Congress Tuesday urged the Speaker to convene a meeting to resolve the matter.

BJP seeks ban on climbing chariots, touching deities during Rath Yatra

Asking Odisha government to ban the practice of climbing chariots and touching the deities during Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra at Puri, BJP on Monday said the state has no right to reject the Shankaracharya`s decision regarding religious matters in the 12th century shrine.

BJP seeks ban on climbing chariots, touching deities during Rath Yatra

Asking Odisha government to ban the practice of climbing chariots and touching the deities during Lord Jagannath`s Rath Yatra at Puri, BJP on Monday said the state has no right to reject the Shankaracharya`s decision regarding religious matters in the 12th century shrine.

Devotees can`t climb Lord Jagannath`s chariot on Rath Yatra Day

In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day.