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Last year’s festivities: Devotees carry the palanquin of deities at the Dhalpur ground in Kullu.(HT Files)

Covid puts the breaks on Lord Raghunath’s chariot, only 200 to pull it at Kullu Dussehra fest

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Even as Lord Raghunath’s priests have started preparations for Dussehra festivities, which commence with the Rath Yatra, arrangements are being made to ensure strict compliance with social distancing rules
Scenes outside the special CBI court after the Babri Masjid demolition verdict in which all 32 accused were acquitted. (HT Photo)
Scenes outside the special CBI court after the Babri Masjid demolition verdict in which all 32 accused were acquitted. (HT Photo)

‘No justice, Muslim Board should appeal’: Asaduddin Owaisi on Babri verdict

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Describing it as a black day in the Indian judiciary, Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that this judgment was given only to satisfy the Hindutva ideology.
On August 31, the state government had decided that none of the religious places in the state will be opened till September 30.(HT Photo)
On August 31, the state government had decided that none of the religious places in the state will be opened till September 30.(HT Photo)

As priests contract Covid-19, uncertainty looms over opening of Jagannath temple

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Hopes of Jagannath temple opening in October have been squashed away with several servitors or priests of the temple getting infected by Covid-19.
The Maharashtra government had opposed the plea saying that the state is worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
The Maharashtra government had opposed the plea saying that the state is worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court allows prayers in 3 Jain temples in Mumbai amid Covid-19, cites Rath Yatra example

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The court also made it clear that its order will not apply to any other temples or festivals involving large congregation.
A Math official said the decision was taken after consultations with the district administration following the rise in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal.(PTI)
A Math official said the decision was taken after consultations with the district administration following the rise in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal.(PTI)

Belur Math closes gates for devotees as Covid-19 rages in West Bengal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 06:01 PM IST
The Secretary of Belur Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Suvirananda said in a video message on Saturday that the Math is being closed for visitors for the second time from August 1.
The chariots of Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath at the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra festival, in Puri, Odisha, in June.(Arabinda Mohapatra/HT Photo)
The chariots of Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath at the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra festival, in Puri, Odisha, in June.(Arabinda Mohapatra/HT Photo)

Historic first: Puri Rath yatra chariots won’t be dismantled this year

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The three chariots are dismantled after the Rath Yatra every year and new ones are constructed for the next year’s procession.
Durga Puja this year is likely to be much toned down one with the Covid-19 protocol in place and the organisers unwilling to spend as much as the earlier years.(HT Photo)
Durga Puja this year is likely to be much toned down one with the Covid-19 protocol in place and the organisers unwilling to spend as much as the earlier years.(HT Photo)

Kumartuli artisans for 50% advance for Durga idols

kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The government has clamped lockdown in containment zones in the city since July 9. It announced total lockdown in the entire state twice this week to check the spread of the contagion.
Considered as part and parcel of the social, religious and cultural ethos of the people of Odisha, the annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and his siblings to the Gundicha Temple in their chariots is inconceivable without devotees.(HT Photo)
Considered as part and parcel of the social, religious and cultural ethos of the people of Odisha, the annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath and his siblings to the Gundicha Temple in their chariots is inconceivable without devotees.(HT Photo)

‘God’s will’: How the 12-day-long Rath Yatra was held without devotees

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:46 AM IST
On June 18, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by chief justice SA Bobde had stalled the festival viewing that the possible congregation of 10-12 lakh people in Puri on Rath Yatra day may not be appropriate in the interests of public health and safety of citizens.
The chariots of Lord Jagnnath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra at the Gundicha temple before staring the journey back to the Jagannath temple in Puri(HT PHOTO)
The chariots of Lord Jagnnath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra at the Gundicha temple before staring the journey back to the Jagannath temple in Puri(HT PHOTO)

Chariots of Lord Jagannath and siblings return to main temple without devotees

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 03:13 PM IST
There were no devotees in line with a Supreme Court order of June 22 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The chariots of the Hindu deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath at the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra festival, in Puri, Odisha.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
The chariots of the Hindu deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath at the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra festival, in Puri, Odisha.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

Odisha to conduct Covid-19 tests for 5,000 people associated with Rath Yatra

Puri | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Jasra Afreen
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 08:05 PM IST
“Only one of the over 2,000 servitors, whose samples had been collected, tested positive for Covid-19 on June 22. He has been kept away from the rituals, and admitted to a special hospital,” a health department official said.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said he sought “forgiveness” from the deities for not being able to perform the annual ritual this year.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said he sought “forgiveness” from the deities for not being able to perform the annual ritual this year.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: No Rath Yatra in Ranchi for first time in over 300 years

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 08:54 AM IST
The nine-day Rath Yatra is marked by a procession of the chariots, in which the three deities -- Lord Jagannath, Bhagwan Balaram and Devi Subhadra -- embark on an annual journey to their maternal aunt’s place and back.
The chariots of the Hindu deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath before they move towards the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra in Puri on Tuesday.(Arabinda Mahapatra /HT photo)
The chariots of the Hindu deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath before they move towards the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra in Puri on Tuesday.(Arabinda Mahapatra /HT photo)

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:01 AM IST
For the first time in its history, the famous Rath Yatra of the Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, began on Tuesday morning with priests pulling the three colourful chariots of the presiding deities in the absence of the tens of thousands of devotees who typically throng the town every year for the annual event.
The chariots of the Hindu deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath at the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra festival, in Puri, Odisha on Tuesday.(Arabinda Mohapatra/HT PHOTO)
The chariots of the Hindu deities Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath at the Gundicha temple during the annual Rath Yatra festival, in Puri, Odisha on Tuesday.(Arabinda Mohapatra/HT PHOTO)

Puri’s Jagannath Rath Yatra goes off smoothly without devotees

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 10:10 PM IST
The Rath Yatra took place amid several restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic and no devotees were allowed to participate in line with a Supreme Court order.
Odisha, June 23 (ANI): King of Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb takes part in a ‘Chhera Pahanra’ rituals of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri.(ANI)
Odisha, June 23 (ANI): King of Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb takes part in a ‘Chhera Pahanra’ rituals of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri.(ANI)

Jagannath Yatra: Erstwhile King of Puri sweeps chariot with gold-handled broom

Puri (Odisha) | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The idol of Lord Balabhadra was brought to the chariot by priests and ‘sevayats’ for the Rath Yatra from Jagannath Temple in Puri.
Chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath ahead of the procession towards the Gundicha temple during the Rath Yatra festival in Puri.(PTI)
Chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath ahead of the procession towards the Gundicha temple during the Rath Yatra festival in Puri.(PTI)

In a first in Jagannath Rath Yatra, temple priests pull chariots in Puri as devotees stay home

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Devotees who could not participate in the procession dues to restriction in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, chose to follow the Rath Yatra on television.
Puri, India-June 23, 2020: Priests perform the pahandi rituals of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, in Puri, Odisha, India, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Puri, India-June 23, 2020: Priests perform the pahandi rituals of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, in Puri, Odisha, India, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

Rath Yatra begins in Odisha’s Puri without devotees and amid curfew

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 02:36 PM IST
A curfew has been imposed across Puri district from 9pm on Monday till 2pm on Wednesday, according to Abhay, the director general of police (DGP).
Priests and devotees take part in rituals of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Priests and devotees take part in rituals of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Home minister Amit Shah greets people as Rath Yatra begins in Odisha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Rath Yatra, or the chariot journey, celebrates the annual journey of Lord Jagannath and his two siblings from the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri to their aunt’s abode in Gundicha temple, 2.5 km away.
My heartiest greetings to all of you on the auspicious occasion of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, said PM Modi.(ANI file photo)
My heartiest greetings to all of you on the auspicious occasion of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, said PM Modi.(ANI file photo)

PM Narendra Modi greets people on occasion of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra

New Delhi, Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 10:38 AM IST
The Supreme Courts’ had on Monday decided to modify its earlier order to allow the annual Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha’s Puri to be held with the coordination of the temple committee, State and Central government without compromising with the health issue pertaining to Covid-19.
Priests and policemen pull the three chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balarama, and Subhadra from the construction site (Ratha Khala) to Jagannatha Temple for the annual Rath Yatra.(PTI Photo)
Priests and policemen pull the three chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balarama, and Subhadra from the construction site (Ratha Khala) to Jagannatha Temple for the annual Rath Yatra.(PTI Photo)

Rath Yatra begins in Odisha’s Puri amid Covid-19: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The Odisha government has imposed a 41-hour curfew in the temple town and started Covid-19 tests of 700 temple priests who would pull the three chariots in Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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.
The Supreme Court allowed authorities in Odisha on Monday to conduct the famed Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, recalling its June 18 order that prohibited this year’s celebrations in view of the coronavirus disease outbreak.(PTI file photo)
The Supreme Court allowed authorities in Odisha on Monday to conduct the famed Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, recalling its June 18 order that prohibited this year’s celebrations in view of the coronavirus disease outbreak.(PTI file photo)

SC nod to Rath Yatra, but public not allowed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Bhubaneswar | By Murali Krishnan and Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 02:59 AM IST
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde set several conditions, including the imposition of a curfew in Puri during the festivities, and asked the Jagannath Temple administration committee and the Odisha government to strictly adhere to them
The health and family welfare department said 700 servitors would undergo Covid-19 tests tonight and only those who test negative would be allowed to pull the chariots tomorrow.(ANI PHOTO.)
The health and family welfare department said 700 servitors would undergo Covid-19 tests tonight and only those who test negative would be allowed to pull the chariots tomorrow.(ANI PHOTO.)

Ahead of Rath Yatra, curfew imposed for 41 hours in Puri; 700 priests go in for Covid-19 test

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 11:01 PM IST
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has already expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for allowing the Rath Yatra.
Priests and devotees celebrate after Supreme Court indicated it would allow the annual Rath Yatra, scheduled to start from tomorrow, in Puri on June 22, 2020.(PTI)
Priests and devotees celebrate after Supreme Court indicated it would allow the annual Rath Yatra, scheduled to start from tomorrow, in Puri on June 22, 2020.(PTI)

How Centre, nudged by PM Modi, made a case for Rath Yatra in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday indicated that PM Modi nudged him to hold consultations with the Shankaracharya and the King of Puri.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday lauded the Supreme court’s decision to allow the iconic Rath Yatra in Puri Odisha.(PTI PHOTO.)
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday lauded the Supreme court’s decision to allow the iconic Rath Yatra in Puri Odisha.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Entire nation is delighted by SC’s nod for Rath Yatra in Puri’: Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Earlier, the home minister also spoke to Gajapati Maharaj and the Shankaracharya of Puri to know their views on the Rath Yatra.
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UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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The Centre and the Odisha government had petitioned the top court, citing years of tradition and faith. (HT photo)
The Centre and the Odisha government had petitioned the top court, citing years of tradition and faith. (HT photo)

On Rath Yatra, Supreme Court says will let temple committee, Odisha decide

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 05:06 PM IST
The apex court had earlier cancelled the Rath Yatra, citing public health and safety of citizens amid a raging coronavirus pandemic.
The Supreme Court is likely to hear the plea on June 18.(HT file photo)
The Supreme Court is likely to hear the plea on June 18.(HT file photo)

Centre moves SC, seeks nod for Puri Rath Yatra without public participation

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 12:28 PM IST
The Puri Rath Yatra, which is attended by lakhs of people from across the world, is scheduled from June 23.
The Rath Yatra festival lasts for 10 to 12 days and involves a procession of chariots containing the deities Lord Jagannatha, his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra.(ANI photo)
The Rath Yatra festival lasts for 10 to 12 days and involves a procession of chariots containing the deities Lord Jagannatha, his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra.(ANI photo)

‘Allow Rath Yatra without public participation’: Supreme Court hears plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 12:33 PM IST
The court had last Thursday stayed the annual event and associated activities at the Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra says he will hold a fast on Monday to support the cause of holding the Puri Rath Yatra while SC hears petitions challenging the stay order.(PTI Photo)
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra says he will hold a fast on Monday to support the cause of holding the Puri Rath Yatra while SC hears petitions challenging the stay order.(PTI Photo)

‘It’s life for Odias’: BJP’s Sambit Patra moves SC to allow Rath Yatra, hearing tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Bhuabneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Aftab Hossen, a Muslim man from Nayagarh district of Odisha, has also filed a petition seeking modification of SC’s June 18 order.
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