School Closed

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Odisha Schools Suspended For 2 Days In Puri, Other Cities Owing To Flooding

The flood in the Mahanadi river system has displaced over 4.67 lakh people across 12 districts in Odisha. Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri, Sambalpur, and Subarnapur are the worst affected districts. Meanwhile, in Puri, the district government has ordered that all schools, both public and private, remain closed for two days due to the current flood situation in the district.

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 08:03 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Odisha, Schools, closed, Floods, Puri

Courtesy: Zee News

Jagannath Bahuda Yatra

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Lord Jagannath's Return Journey To Sri Mandir Commences With Bahuda Pahandi In Odisha

After spending seven days in the Gundicha Temple, Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra commenced their return trip to Puri's Sri Mandir on July 9. Ceremonial procession rite called the "Bahuda Pahandi" marked the start of the voyage. Ample security precautions were prepared to ensure that the event went off without a hitch due to the massive influx of worshippers brought on by the procession. 

Sat, 09 Jul 2022 - 08:11 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Jagannath Bahuda Yatra, Odisha, Puri, devotees, Bahuda Pahandi

Courtesy: India today

Shree Jagannath temple, Puri

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Supreme Court Postpones Decision On Petition Against Construction At Puri Jagannath Temple

Supreme Court has postponed its decision on a petition claiming illegal excavation and building activities at the Shree Jagannath temple in Puri by the Odisha government until June 3. Justices B R Gavai and Hima Kohli stated that they will issue their decision when the parties' attorneys had finished their arguments. "The state's concept plan aims to provide amenities and beautify the temple," said Odisha Advocate General Ashok Kumar Parija… read-more

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 07:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Supreme Court, Odisha government, Petition, Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri

Courtesy: NDTV

SC, Shree Jagannath Temple

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SC To Address Petition Challenging Illegal Excavation Activity Around Shree Jagannath Temple

Supreme Court will review a petition contesting the Orissa High Court's refusal to stop the state government from excavating around Shree Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha on May 31. Archeological Survey of India and state government agencies have been directed to perform a joint investigation of the region by High Court. According to ASI report, the excavation work might result in the destruction of archaeological relics at the historic site… read-more

Tue, 31 May 2022 - 11:45 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Odisha, High Court, Supreme Court, Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri

Courtesy: Zee news

Shree Jagannath Temple

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Odisha's Shree Jagannath Temple To Reopen From Feb 1

The world-famous temple Odisha's Shree Jagannath temple in Puri will reopen from February 1, for devotees after the gap of 21 days with strict Covid-19 protocols. "While the local devotees of Puri will enter the temple through the west gate, other devotees will enter through the eastern entrance," Puri collector Samarth Verma said to India Today. However, the temple will remain closed on Sundays for sanitization purposes. 


Sun, 30 Jan 2022 - 07:19 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, Covid-19, Samarth Verma

Courtesy: India Today

Shree Jagannath Temple

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Shree Jagannath Temple Reopens After 3 Days: Odisha

The iconic Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha's Puri has been reopened for devotees after three days of closing, on December 3. Reportedly, the Temple administration had decided to close the 12th-century temple on December 31 to avoid big crowds of devotees around New Year considering the spread of COVID-19, as per PTI. However, the priests and servitors continually performed all rituals during the three days, said an official.

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 - 05:26 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Odisha, Puri, JAGANNATH TEMPLE, Covid-19, Reopen

Odisha's CM Naveen Patnaik

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First City In India To Provide 24/7 Water Supply: Puri

Odisha's Puri became the first city in India to provide a 24/7 drinking water supply to the 2.5 lakh population and 2 crore tourists in the city. Inaugurating the ''Drink From Tap'' mission, CM Naveen Patnaik said, ''It's been my dream to provide piped water to every household in Odisha.'' The government has also built 120 drinking water fountains for pilgrims and is looking to increase the mission to 16 cities. 

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 - 12:27 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Drink From Tap Mission, Puri, CM Naveen Patnaik, Tap Water, Odisha

Courtesy: Firstpost

President Ram Nath Kovind being presented photo of Jagannath trinity, Puri.

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President Kovind Donates Rs 1-L For Puri Jagannath Temple Development

President Ram Nath Kovind, on his visit to Puri's Shree Jagannath Temple, presented a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to its administration on March 22. Temple's Chief Administrator Dr Krishan Kumar said the cheque is intended for the temple's overall development. Accompanied by wife Savita, President Kovind offered prayers in the 12th-century shrine and was gifted a photograph of the trinity. Earlier, President Kovind had donated Rs 5 lakh for Ayodhya's… read-more

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 05:39 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: President Ram Nath Kovind, Puri, Shree Jagannath Temple, Krishan Kumar, Ayodhya Ram Temple

Courtesy: Telegraph

Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Giant 3-D Santa Clauses Holding Huge Mask To Spread Awareness

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Sand Artist Sudarsan Creates Giant Awareness Artwork In Puri

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won hearts sharing image and videos of his 3D sand artwork of two Santa Clauses holding a large mask at Odisha’s Puri beach. In a record-attempt, Pattnaik has made World’s biggest 3D sand art, measuring 120ft long and 50ft wide. The netizens have lauded his awareness artwork - “Use Mask, Stay Safe”. A Twitterati commented, "What a great 'Man' you are sir".

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - 02:38 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: artwork collection, sandart, Christmas, Sudarshan Pattnaik, Puri

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Sun Temple, Konark

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Konark Sun Temple Reopens for Visitors after Five Months: Odisha

The Konark Sun Temple, Odisha's major tourist attraction located in the Puri district of the state was reopened for visitors on September 1. Arun Kumar Mallick, an ASI official, told PTI that all the guidelines set by the State and Central Government were followed at the site. Wearing masks and maintaining social… read-more

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 12:33 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Odisha, Puri, Konark Sun Temple, India

Courtesy: Financial Express