Niranjan Visits Puri Seer, Seeks Blessings

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress president and former minister Niranjan Patnaik met Puri Govardhan Peeth head Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Nischalanand Saraswati here today afternoon.

Patnaik spent about an hour listening Puri seer. Shankaracharya discussed various topics ranging from politics to social issues with Niranjan Patnaik. Patnaik sought blessings from the Hindu supreme Guru.

Shankaracharya offered Prasad. He also blessed Niranjan Patnaik wishing him success in his future endeavors. Arya Kumar Gyanendra, Dr Badrinath Patnaik and few other congress leaders were also present during the meeting.

Swami Nischalanand Saraswati was on his three days visit to Bhubaneswar. He was staying at the residence of his disciple Subhendu Das at Grandmark Exotica in Sampur area, Bhubaneswar. Yesterday morning he addressed a religious congregation near SUM Hospital and later joined as chief guest at Adyant +2 Science College’s foundation day ceremony at Gangapada. Today afternoon he launched a book at Jayadev Bhawan and in the evening Shankaracharya left for Puri.



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Subhransu Panda
Subhransu Panda, founder and editor of, is an author and journalist. After working 10 years as a journalist in Odisha's leading media houses, both print and electronics, he started Odisha Story in 2016. He has 6 Odia books to his credit including 2 novels. He is also heading Odisha's leading publishing house PEN IN Books.