Religion

Modi Sets Off For Kedarnath, Badrinath

New Delhi: As the one and half month long election campaign completed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set off for a religious tour to Shiva shrines Kedarnath and  Badrinath in Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Today morning after arriving at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport Modi took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He offered special prayers at the Kedarnath temple. Prime […]

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Jagannath Temple, Puri: PDA Declares Singhadwara as No Parking Zone

Bhuabneswar/Puri: For maintaining discipline and smooth flow of traffic during the darshan of Jagannath Temple at Puri, the Puri Distric Administration declared Singhadwara as no-parking zone. Due to this the District Administration evicted all makeshift stalls in front of the Sindhadwara and in the surroundings. No two or four wheelers will be allowed to park […]


Thousands Take Holy Dip on Magha Saptami at Chandrabhaga

Bhubaneswar/Konark: Chandrabhaga, near Konark in Puri District, today, early in the morning, witnessed thousands of devotees taking holy dip on the eve of Magha Saptami. This eve is celebrated as the birthday of the Sun God, since the Sun returns to its normal northern course. Pilgrims gather at Konark every year before sun rise for […]



SJTA-Servitors Body Meeting Finalises New Rates of “Mahaprasad”

Bhubaneswar/Puri: The new rates of ‘Mahaprasad’ of Jagannath Temple at Puri has been finalised in the meeting between the Suara-Mahasuara Nijog and SJTA Chief Administrator today. This was informed by the secretary of Suar-Mahasuar Nijog, Krushna Chandra Samantray. He said, “Though the rates of Mahaprasad have been finalised it awaits approval from the Temple Managing […]


Results of Daitapati Election of Jagannath Temple Puri Today

Bhubaneswar/Puri: The assembly of 120-members are all set to elect the president, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer and other executive committee members of the temple as the election results will be declared after 4 pm in the evening today. The Daitapati elections were in news for sometime as differences arose between two servitors group. One was […]


Signification of Pousha Purnima in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Pausha Purnima, which falls on the Magha Month (the full moon day in January) of Hindu calender, has a great significance among the Hindus. It is regarded as one of the auspicious day by the people of India for taking holy dip in the river and sea waters for washing away physical and mental […]


Odisha Celebrates Samba Dasami With Full Fervour

Bhubaneswar/Konark: The Samba Dashmi celebration has been observed across the state by people with religious fervour today. Devotees in full volume gathered at Chandrabhaga beach to take a holy dip and for offering prayers at the famous Sun Temple at Konark. This festival is observed on the 10th day (Sukla Pakhsaya) of moon’s phase in Hindu […]



First Holy Dip of Ardh-Kumbh Mela on Makar Sankranti

Bhubaneswar/ Prayag: The Kumbha Mela which is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years between four pilgrimage, will be observed from tomorrow at Prayag, Allahabad at the confluance of the three rivers the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati. Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 shall commence from January 15 and will end on March […]