Lord Jagannath: News

20 Jun 2023


Jagannath Rath Yatra: History, significance, and celebrations

The most anticipated Hindu festival in Odisha, Jagannath Rath Yatra is being celebrated on June 20 this year.

17 Feb 2021

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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.

23 Dec 2020


Lord Jagannath Temple reopens, public 'darshan' from January 3

The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, which closed in the middle of March in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened for devotees on Wednesday.

22 Jun 2020


On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

05 May 2019


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.

07 Dec 2018


Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks out of Odisha jail after 43 days

Delhi-based defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walked out of an Odisha jail on Thursday after he was arrested for hurting Odia sentiments.

05 Dec 2018


Abhijit Iyer-Mitra granted bail after Odisha govt drops charges

A day after the Odisha government decided to drop charges against journalist and defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, an Odisha court has granted him bail.

02 Dec 2018


Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested by Odisha police in October, was moved to Capital Hospital in state capital Bhubaneshwar, a report claimed.

27 Oct 2018


Rasogolla-comment or hurting sentiments? Here's why journalist Mitra was arrested

The Odisha Police on Saturday said Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was arrested not for his Twitter post on 'rasogolla', but for hurting the sentiments of the Odia people, among other reasons.

15 Jul 2018


Odisha: Jagannath temple sans deities waits for state govt's attention

Even as Rath Yatra was celebrated with fervor in Puri, a small town Marada in Odisha's Ganjam district, which houses a 300-year-old Jagannath temple, spent a quiet day with no chariots rolling out of the shrine.

14 Jul 2018


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.

07 Jul 2018


Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

A new railway station in Odisha's Bhubaneswar and a host of other infrastructure projects were inaugurated today ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra festival beginning July 14.

18 Mar 2018


President Kovind visits Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday paid obeisance to the deities at Shree Jagannath Temple here and sought blessings amid tight security.