Jagannath Temple: News

01 Jul 2022

Odisha

Odisha: Full Jagannath Rath Yatra opens today after two years

As the nine-day annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on Friday, the enthusiasm among the devotees in Odisha's Puri is palpable.

03 Jun 2022

Odisha

Jagannath Puri: SC dismisses petitions against excavations, constructions around temple

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed several petitions challenging the Odisha government's excavation and construction around Puri's Jagannath temple, deeming the petitions "frivolous" and not in the public interest.

11 Sep 2021

Puri

Police nabs 12 people for running fake RT-PCR certificate racket

The Puri Police has registered three cases and arrested 12 persons on charges of running a fake RT-PCR certificate racket that provided forged documents to people for getting entry into Shree Jagannath temple in Puri.

06 Apr 2021

Odisha

COVID-19 negative report must to visit Jagannath Temple

The district administration in Odisha's Puri, where the iconic Shree Jagannath Temple attracts lakhs of visitors, on Tuesday made it mandatory for travelers from five states to produce RT-PCR negative reports at the railway station and bus stands in view of spiraling cases.

17 Feb 2021

Lord Jagannath

Devotee donates four-kilogram gold, three-kilogram silver to Jagannath Puri Temple

A devotee of Lord Jagannath has donated over four-kilogram gold and three-kilogram silver jewelry for the trinity - Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Jagannath, on the occasion of Shree Panchami, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) said.

09 Feb 2021

Puri

Bylaws on Puri Jagannath temple withdrawn following request by Patnaik

After Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and delegations of BJD and BJP MPs urged the Centre to withdraw the draft bylaws notification issued by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) stopping any developmental work within 100 meters radius of Shree Jagannath temple in Puri, it was taken back on Monday.

04 Jan 2021

Puri

Jagannath temple reopens for all devotees

Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri reopened for all devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for nine months due to the pandemic.

05 May 2019

Odisha

Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet

Cyclone Fani, the rare storm which hit Odisha on Friday wreaked havoc in Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, with residents struggling in the absence of drinking water and food. The death toll due to Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached 16.

03 May 2019

Odisha

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

The severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha's Puri, the land of the famous Jagannath Temple, on Friday. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie in its path.

01 Nov 2018

India

Here's why Jagannath Temple's priest wants to die

Almost four months after the Supreme Court opined hereditary rights of servitors of Jagannath Temple should be abolished and maintained that devotees shouldn't be forced to give donations, a priest of the Odisha temple has written to Chief Justice of India seeking his permission to end his life.

SC: Policemen can't wear shoes, carry weapons into Jagannath Temple

After violence erupted at the iconic Jagannath Temple in Puri on October 3, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, said that no policemen should enter the temple with weapons and shoes.

08 Oct 2018

Puri

Puri violence: 5 policemen suspended for negligence, 18 persons arrested

Five policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty following the violence that rocked Puri on October 3 over protests at Jagannath temple, police said.

14 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

Jagannath Rath Yatra starts in Ahmedabad; PM greets people

The 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced this morning in Gujarat's Ahmedabad amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked to the 18km route to catch a glimpse of the deity.

26 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist

Multiple non-NDA states have alleged that the Central government's shortlist of 17 tourism destinations to be developed into "iconic tourism sites" reeks of political bias.

05 Apr 2018

Puri

Puri: Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar needs renovation, says official

The Ratna Bhandar (storehouse for ornaments) of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri is in need of repair, a senior administration official of the shrine said today.