Lord Jagannath

  • Odisha: Devotees can't climb Lord Jagannath's chariot on Rath Yatra Day June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said that devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day. "The devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The Daitapati priests of the 12th century shrine...
  • Odisha: Two-storey building collapses in Puri, 4 dead September 8, 2013

    Puri: A two-storey building collapsed in Puri city of Odisha on Sunday with four dead and six injured. The dead included two tourists. Heavy rains on Saturday night is believed to be cause of the collapse. The building owned by a priest of Lord Jagannath temple was used as paying...
  • Raghurajpur village in Puri a home to several art forms August 21, 2013

    Puri: The village of Raghurajpur in Puri is not only famous for Gotipua dance but for more than a dozen art forms like Pata Chitra, wood and stone carving and palm leaf painting, which are nurtured here. There are 120 houses in this village and each house is an art...
  • Priest beats up Italy-born Odissi dancer in Puri July 22, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: An Italy-born Odissi dancer who has made Odisha her home since 1979 was beaten up by a priest on Sunday in the temple town of Puri after she refused to pay a fee of Rs 1,000, an official said. The incident occurred when 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi climbed atop a chariot...
  • Narendra Modi flags off Rath Yatra as UAVs keep vigil from top July 11, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad as thousands gathered to greet the chariot of Lord Jagannath. With about 10 lakh people witnessing the procession daily, the police have put up elaborate security arrangements in place. Over 20,000 security personnel, including the CRPF, RAF, BSF...
  • Rath Yatra: watch live June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As the nation celebrates Rath Yatra, millions of pilgrims have thronged the streets of Puri to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Balaram or Subhadra. If you are not one of those fortunate ones, the National Informatics Centre has made sure that you can watch the entire yatra...
  • Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri today June 21, 2012

    Puri: The majestic Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri on Thursday. Amidst threats from extremist groups and heavy security deployment, more than 10 lakh devotees are expected to witness the colourful festival. After two months of hard work, the three majestic chariots of Lord Jagannath are all set to roll...
  • Priests perform 'Pahandi' rituals in Puri July 5, 2011

    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 July 4, 2011

    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 of...
  • Annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today July 3, 2011

    Puri: The fervour of the annual Jagannath rath yatra has begun in Puri. Lakhs of devotees gather in the holy city to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagananth, Lord Balbhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath to Gundicha temple. But amidst the excitement is the threat to the festival from...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins July 3, 2011

    The holy city to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagaanth, Lord Balbhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath. ...
  • Modi pays obeisance to Lord Jagannath July 2, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the 400-year-old Lord Jagannath temple on the eve of 134th Rathyatra and payed obeisance to the deity. During his visit, Modi took account of the preparations of the rathyatra and sought blessings of Mahant Dilipdas Maharaj (37),...
  • Young Indian Leaders: sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik October 27, 2010

    Sudarsan Pattnaik started off as a poor domestic helper. But his determination growing with the hardships in life. ...
  • Stampede during Puri Rath Yatra, one killed July 13, 2010

    Puri : Tragedy struck the historic Puri Rath Yatra when one woman was killed and three others injured following a stampede on Tuesday. The stampede took place when the woman fell down while Lord Balabhadra's chariot was being pulled. She was taken to a local hospital but had already died, doctors...
  • Artists working extra time on Rath Yatra eve July 10, 2010

    Puri (Orissa): With just few days left for the Rath Yatra, the sacred carpenters of Puri are working extra time to complete the construction of the chariots of the three deities on time. The chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra now stand almost complete on the Grand Road...
  • Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri, Ahmedabad June 24, 2009

    Puri/Ahmedabad: Amidst fear of a drought, Puri is praying to Lord Jagannath as the annual Rath Yatra began on Wednesday which commemorates Lord Krishna's return home after a long period of separation. Three richly decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balram and their Sister Subhadra, resembling temple structures, are pulled through the...
  • Six dead, 10 injured in Puri's Rath Yatra stampede July 4, 2008

    Puri: Six people died and ten got injured during a stampede at Puri's Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra that began on Friday. Sixty-year-old Prasanna Patnaik's visit to Puri to have darshan ended in a tragedy. His wife and sister-in-law are among the six who died in the stampede that took place...
  • Watch: God walks with the masses in Rath Yatra July 4, 2008

    CNN-IBN's Jajati Karan reports from Puri on what to expect over the next few hours as Lord Jagannath goes on his annual Rath Yatra. ...
  • Millions flock to see Puri Rath Yatra | God's day out July 4, 2008

    Puri: Today is the day Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra come out of the Sri Mandira, the grand temple they stay in, to be amongst their worshippers. It is also the day the Lord becomes a commoner so that his subjects, irrespective of their caste, are able...
  • Maharaja of Puri turns sweeper for Lord Jagannath July 4, 2008

    Puri: Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri is known not only for its grand colourful celebrations but also for its unique traditional rituals. One such unique ritual is Chera Paharan in which the Maharaja of Puri, Dibya Singhdeo, dons the role of a sweeper. The ritual is believed to...
  • Craftsmen make Jagannath chariots minus scales July 3, 2008

    Puri: Puri's Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra is just round the corner and it's time to construct the three traditional chariots of Lord Jagannath. The work begins at least two months ahead on the 'Akshaya truitya' day. Among the 150 odd carpenters and helpers who are working round the clock to...
  • 'Death traps' on Jagannath yatra route, no action taken July 2, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Every year on the day of the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, thousands of devotees throng dilapidated buildings in the city to watch the grand event. But these buildings are virtual death traps, some of them over 100 years old. The state government has also declared 18 of these unsafe....
  • In Orissa, even Lord Jagannath 'celebrates' Holi March 22, 2008

    Puri (Orissa): People all over India celebrate the festival of Holi today. In Puri however, it is not just the people who celebrate the festival, Lord Jagganath comes out of the temple to play Holi. On Dolo Utsav that is celebrated a day before Holi, hundreds of disciples wait outside the Jagannath...
  • Puri admin stalls CJ's traffic regulation proposal February 11, 2008

    Puri: CJ Debi Prasanna Ganguly has planned to beautify the area around the temple of Lord Jagannath. To that end, he has suggested a proposal to ensure that traffic be regulated in the surrounding areas. The proposal will include rehabilitating vendors with cabins lit by solar light. Despite getting approved,...
  • Orissa govt protests use of deity's image by US firm December 17, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: Strongly protesting the use of Hindu deity's image allegedly by an American website to market its products, the Orissa government on Monday said it would take up the matter with the US Embassy. "We will certainly protest this and also ask the Centre to initiate appropriate action in this...
  • Mini raths play big role at the Puri rath yatra July 17, 2007

    Puri: Tuesday is the second day Lord Jagannath's journey to the Gundecha temple, his birthplace. The delay of a day meant the Lord had to spend a night on the chariot, and brought some extra work for a few children. Thirteen-year-old Viswaranjan and Fourteen-year-old Chiku worked all of last week...
  • Annual Jagannath Temple rath yatra at Puri begins July 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Rath yatra, the Festival of Chariots of Lord Jagannath, began on Monday at Puri. Celebrated every year for eight days in the temple town of Puri, the rath yatra is one of the grandest festivals in the country. The presiding deities of the main temple, Sri Mandira, Lord...
  • Puri king next only to the Lord, say devotees July 16, 2007

    Delhi: Dibyasingh Dev might look like your regular family man, no different from any other Indian citizen, but the constant stream of visitors seeking his blessings at his home in Puri hints at the truth. Dev is the King of Puri, the Gajapati Maharaj, integral to the Rath Yatra -...
  • The significance of Lord Jagannath's journey July 15, 2007

    Lord Jagannath begins his rath yatra in Puri on Monday. Professor Soumendra Mudali tells us what this journey means. ...
  • Guj cops, Army gear up for Lord Jagannath rathyatra July 14, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Preparations for the 130th rathyatra of Lord Jagannath are on in full swing in Ahmedabad. The procession will feature the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Baldev, decorated trucks and traditional dancing troupes. During the daylong affair, the procession will pass through most walled city areas. "This rathyatra is...