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'Kohinoor'belonged to Lord Jagannath claims Odisha body, demands its return from UK
India

'Kohinoor'belonged to Lord Jagannath claims Odisha body, demands its return from UK

Jagannath Sena convener Priya Darsan Pattnaik claimed that Maharaja of Punjab Ranjit Singh had donated the diamond to the Puri Lord after he won a battle against Nadir Shah of Afghanistan

Emotions spill over as Lord Jagannath begins 9-day Ratha Jatra in Puri
India

Emotions spill over as Lord Jagannath begins 9-day Ratha Jatra in Puri

Ratha Jatra, which marks the nine-day sojourn of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at the Gundichha Temple, is held every year on Dwitiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha according to the Hindu almanac

The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak
Arts & Culture

The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak

A smiling Mahaprabhu asks him why Shah Fakir is not going inside for the darshan? Guru Nanak replies, ‘I have already seen the Lord’

Nestle India faces backlash for using Lord Jagannath's picture on KitKat wrapper, issues apology
India

Nestle India faces backlash for using Lord Jagannath's picture on KitKat wrapper, issues apology

Many people asserted that such wrappers with images featuring Lord Jagannath and his siblings will later be found in dustbins and on roads as people will discard the wrappers after eating the chocolate

Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach
India

Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach

Niladri Bije, an auspicious day which marks the conclusion of Rath Yatra festival, is being celebrated today, 4 July

Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah extend greetings on occasion of Lord Jagannath's chariot festival
India

Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah extend greetings on occasion of Lord Jagannath's chariot festival

The annual Lord Jagannath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, started on Tuesday. This year the auspicious festival is being celebrated in a subdued manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BJP seeks immediate audit of wealth in Jagannath Puri temple, puts pressure on Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt
Politics

BJP seeks immediate audit of wealth in Jagannath Puri temple, puts pressure on Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt

The Shri Jagannath Temple Rules, 1960, state that the audit of the ornaments inside the Ratna Bhandar should be conducted every six months.

Jagannath Rath Yatra: 'Chariot festival' begins in Ahmedabad amid tight security; Amit Shah performs aarti, offers prayers
India

Jagannath Rath Yatra: 'Chariot festival' begins in Ahmedabad amid tight security; Amit Shah performs aarti, offers prayers

Besides the three chariots, the Lord Jagannath rath yatra procession comprised 19 decorated elephants, 100 trucks with tableaux and members of 30 singing troupes.

Jagannath Rath Yatra: Odisha's 10-day celebration begins today, here is all you need to know about 'chariot festival'
India

Jagannath Rath Yatra: Odisha's 10-day celebration begins today, here is all you need to know about 'chariot festival'

Thursday marks the first day of the annual Jagannath Rath Yatra, which is a 10-day festival in Odisha, to mark the journey of the three deities — Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra — to the temple of their 'aunt', Devi Gundicha

Mamata Banerjee takes dig at BJP, says yatras are conducted in God's name and not to incite riots
Politics

Mamata Banerjee takes dig at BJP, says yatras are conducted in God's name and not to incite riots

Mamata Banerjee also hit out at BJP leaders, calling them "bhogis" and said the party was no authority to decide on what religion people should follow.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra released from jail after Orissa High Court grants him bail; scribe had been in judicial custody for 44 days
India

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra released from jail after Orissa High Court grants him bail; scribe had been in judicial custody for 44 days

Abhijit was arrested on 23 October on the basis of two FIRs filed against his name for allegedly passing derogatory remarks against Odisha, its people, Konark Temple and Lord Jagannath.

Orissa High Court grants bail to Abhijit Iyer-Mitra day after state govt pardons journalist for 'derogatory' comments
India

Orissa High Court grants bail to Abhijit Iyer-Mitra day after state govt pardons journalist for 'derogatory' comments

The high court relief comes a day after the Odisha government decided to grant pardon to Abhijit Iyer-Mitra after he apologised for the comments he made on the people and MLAs of Odisha, Lord Jagannath and the Konark Sun Temple.

Odisha government pardons journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra for derogatory remarks, withdraws all cases against him
India

Odisha government pardons journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra for derogatory remarks, withdraws all cases against him

The decision came following Mitra's prayer to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik to consider withholding sanction to prosecute him in certain criminal cases pending against him, a home department official said.

Three dead as heavy rain lashes parts of Odisha; Naveen Patnaik takes stock of situation, orders relief measures
India

Three dead as heavy rain lashes parts of Odisha; Naveen Patnaik takes stock of situation, orders relief measures

Three people were killed after heavy rain lashed parts of Odisha for the second day on Saturday.

Jagannath Yatra passes peacefully through Ahmedabad; over 20,000 security personnel were deployed along route
India

Jagannath Yatra passes peacefully through Ahmedabad; over 20,000 security personnel were deployed along route

Lakhs of people lined the streets of Ahmedabad to witness the 141st Jagannath Rath Yatra which passed through sensitive areas along the 18 kilometre route and ended peacefully.

Mystery of the missing keys triggers treasure hunt at Puri's Jagannath Temple
India

Mystery of the missing keys triggers treasure hunt at Puri's Jagannath Temple

The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha ordered a judicial inquiry after the keys were reported missing on 4 April.

Security high in Puri as lakhs witness Lord Jagannath's return journey
India

Security high in Puri as lakhs witness Lord Jagannath's return journey

Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad witnessed Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' - the return car festival which was held amid tight security.

Rath Yatra 2017: Amid sounds of conch shell, Lord Jagannath's procession descends on Puri
India

Rath Yatra 2017: Amid sounds of conch shell, Lord Jagannath's procession descends on Puri

Before the presiding deities - Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra - set out from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple

Rasagola wars: Bengal submits application for GI tag to beat Odisha
India

Rasagola wars: Bengal submits application for GI tag to beat Odisha

West Bengal has submitted the application for a (Geographical Indication) GI tag for the rosogolla to stake claim on the sugary delicacy and beat Odisha,

With Patnaik giving up, only Lord Jagannath can save the massive Nabakalebara Rath Yatra
Politics

With Patnaik giving up, only Lord Jagannath can save the massive Nabakalebara Rath Yatra

With less than 24 hours left for the millennium’s first Nabakalebara Rath Yatra, the Naveen Patnaik government appears to have thrown up its hands – as much in despair as in supplication to Lord Jagannath – hoping against hope that this mega religious festival that is taking place in Odisha’s holy town of Puri after 19 years passes off without a hitch.