Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicJagannath Temple

Topic: Jagannath Temple

How Odisha resisted Muslim onslaught for centuries—give credit to monarch Jagannath

In 'Gajapati: A King Without a Kingdom', Ashok Kumar Bal mentions how Odisha kept its head high in the face of Muslim invasions.

SC dismisses pleas seeking nod to conduct ‘Rath Yatras’ at places apart from Jagannath Puri

The top court said that it would not interfere with the state government's directions which has allowed Rath Yatra only at Jagannath Puri under the Disaster Management Act.

Odisha govt opposes culture ministry’s draft heritage bylaws for Lord Jagannath Temple

The National Monuments Authority's draft heritage bylaws prohibits any construction activity in the 100-metre periphery of the 12th-century shrine.

351 servitors, 53 employees of Shree Jagannath Temple test positive for Covid-19

The official said as most of the servitors are in home isolation after testing positive for the infection and there is a shortage of knowledgeable people to perform rituals.

Indians who made Covid ‘Muslim virus’ after Tablighi Jamaat are cheering Odisha’s Rath Yatra

Just one look at the crowds at Puri’s Jagannath Temple will tell you no social-distancing norms were maintained. That too at the height of India’s Covid spike.

Jagannath Yatra ⁠— a 462-year-old tradition that nearly got cancelled this year

The famous Jagannath Rath Yatra festival began Tuesday after the Supreme Court allowed it, subject to certain conditions. Here is all you need to know about it.

Supreme Court allows Jagannath Rath Yatra, but only in Puri and with restrictions

Supreme Court says Rath Yatra spread over 10-12 days will have to be held in a restricted manner, and Odisha govt can suspend it in case Covid cases increase.

Centre moves SC to allow Puri Jagannath’s Rath Yatra without public participation

The Centre said the tradition of centuries may not be stopped while seeking modification of the apex court's 18 June order staying the Rath Yatra due to Covid crisis.

Sambit Patra moves SC seeking review of its Jagannath Yatra order

The apex court had put on hold this year’s Rath Yatra at the Jagannath Temple citing the Covid pandemic. The nine-day yatra was scheduled to start from 23 June.

‘Will be auspicious during pandemic’: 18 pleas urge SC to modify order barring Jagannath Yatra

18 petitioners seeking modification in SC's 18 June order include Janardhan Pattajoshi Mohapatra, who is chief servitor of Shree Jagannath Temple, and even a Muslim applicant.

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Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.