Jagannath Rath Yatra

  • Puri gears up for Jagannath Rath Yatra, devotees remain undeterred by threats 10-07-2013 09:11 AM

    Puri: Just days after serial blasts rocked Bodh Gaya, Puri is all set to host the grand chariot festival of lord Jagannath. Police tell CNN-IBN that they have received intelligence inputs of a possible attack but have got no actionable information so far. However, they aren't leaving anything to chance....
  • Priests perform 'Pahandi' rituals in Puri 05-07-2011 11:17 PM

    Puri: Setting aside their anger against the police which allegedly beat them up, the priests of Sri Jagannath Temple on Tuesday performed "Pahandi" rituals of taking the deities into Sri Gundicha Temple. "We decided to perform pahandi ritual as the deities are stranded over the chariots for a day. As...
  • Jagannath Yatra: clash between priests, police 04-07-2011 02:12 PM

    Bhubaneshwar: Tension erupted in the temple town of Puri after a clash between the police and junior priests at the Jagannath temple on Monday. Three junior priests and 1 policeman got injured in a tussle between the two sides. This after the police prohibited the priests from allowing large number...
  • Jagannath yatra: boy gets crushed under chariot 04-07-2011 12:22 PM

    Rourkela: A six-year-old boy died after he was crushed under the wheels of the Lord Jagannath chariot at Purunapani in Sundargarh district, police said on Monday. Sushanta Mohapatra, who was witnessing the Ratha Yatra celebration on Sunday at Purunapani fell on the ground when he was knocked by the chariot...
  • Puri: inspector arrested for molesting minor 04-07-2011 10:56 AM

    Puri: As lakhs of devotees enjoyed the spectacular rath yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the Orissa police which was already saddled with the responsibility of security and crowd management, was in for some embarrassment. It had to arrest one its own officers for allegedly molesting a minor on a...
  • Communal harmony marks Jagannath Rath Yatra 03-07-2011 11:46 PM

    Ahmedabad: Marked by active participation from members of both the communities, the 134th edition of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra on Sunday passed off peacefully. The colourful procession, comprising 19 decorated elephants, 98 trucks mounted with tableau depicting Indian culture and three aesthetically decked chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balram and...