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Rath Yatra begins today after Supreme Court nod: Curfew, no devotees this year

Rath Yatra, or the chariot journey, celebrates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath and his two siblings —Balabhadra and Subhadra from the 12th-century Jagannath Temple to their aunt’s place in Gundicha temple, 2.5km away.
Workers preparing to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagannath and his two siblings —Balabhadra and Subhadra(PTI)
Workers preparing to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagannath and his two siblings —Balabhadra and Subhadra(PTI)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Meenakshi Ray

Citing Akshardham attack of 2002, Biju Janata Dal defends demolition around Jagannath temple

The BJD has hailed the demolition drive that generated political heat as a ‘bold and laudable’ move for the purpose of crafting better security infrastructure around the Jagannath temple
The ruling party jumped to defend Naveen Patnaik government’s demolition drive around the Jagannath temple on Friday(ANI Photo)
The ruling party jumped to defend Naveen Patnaik government’s demolition drive around the Jagannath temple on Friday(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Demolition drive near Jagannath temple comes to halt after protest by seers

As excavators lined up before the Bada Akhada mutt, one of the 70-odd surviving Hindu monasteries in the temple town on Tuesday morning, several devotees and mahant of the mutt Hari Narayan Das sat inside the premises protesting against its demolition.
The demolition drive of mutts (Hindu monasteries) around 75 metre perimeter of 12th century Jagannath temple would be halted for a couple of days after several seers protested against the razing of 600-year-old Bada Akhada mutt.(HT File Photo)
The demolition drive of mutts (Hindu monasteries) around 75 metre perimeter of 12th century Jagannath temple would be halted for a couple of days after several seers protested against the razing of 600-year-old Bada Akhada mutt.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

3 dead, 7 injured as Lord Jagannath’s chariot hits power line

Police officials said hundreds of devotees of Lord Jagannath were pulling the iron chariot when it came in contact with the high power transmission lines.
Devotees participate in Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in the presence of huge police deployment, at the walled city, in New Delhi(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Devotees participate in Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in the presence of huge police deployment, at the walled city, in New Delhi(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 08:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Amit Shah performs aarti at Jagannath temple, kick-starts rath yatra

Amit Shah, who continues as the national Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, was on his first visit to home state Gujarat after being inducted in the Union Council of Ministers.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with his wife Sonal Shah, performed the ‘Mangala Aarti’ on Thursday morning at the historic Jagannath Temple here, to kick-start the annual Gujarat Jagannath Rath Yatra that coincides with the Puri festival.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with his wife Sonal Shah, performed the ‘Mangala Aarti’ on Thursday morning at the historic Jagannath Temple here, to kick-start the annual Gujarat Jagannath Rath Yatra that coincides with the Puri festival.(PTI)
Published on Jul 04, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Indo Asian News Service

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sambit Patra served notice for using Lord Jagannath idol during campaign

However, Patra said that he had not received any notice in connection with the matter, but clarified that going to have darshan of Lord Jagannath was not at a violation of poll code.
Puri Collector and district returning officer Jyoti Prakash Dash issued a show cause notice to Patra seeking an explanation within three days.(ANI)
Puri Collector and district returning officer Jyoti Prakash Dash issued a show cause notice to Patra seeking an explanation within three days.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
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