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With the Niladri Bije, Rath Yatra which was uncertain finally concluded.

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Puri:4/7/20: Ending their annual sojourn, Lord Jagannath and his siblings returned to their abode, Puri Srimandir, on Saturday in Niladri Bije ritual, which marked the conclusion of Rath Yatra. As per tradition, the ceremonial return of the deities into the temple was kicked off with the customary Goti Pahandi ritual of Lord Sudarshan. Servitors ushered the idol of the Chakraraj ...

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Odisha Government today barred Bol Bam devotees from offering prayers at Shaivaite shrines

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Bhubaneswar: 4/7/20: In view of the COVID-19  situation in Odisha, the state Government today barred Bol Bam devotees from offering prayers at Shaivaite shrines across the state. At a press briefing here, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said no Bol Bom devotees devotees or Kanwariyas will be allowed to congregate, carry water from water bodies and walk on public roads ...

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Some of the tourist destinations in Odisha are to open from July 6

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Bhubaneswar:4/7/20: Some of the tourist destinations in Odisha that were closed amid COVID-19 outbreak have been allowed to reopen for the public from July 6. According to the decision, the non-living centrally protected monuments, sites, and museums under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India, Bhubaneswar circle are to open from July 6. Authorities of these places will need to ...

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Odisha reported 495 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally in the state to 8,601

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Bhubaneswar:4 /7/20: Odisha Saturday reported 495 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally in the state to 8,601. The death toll in the state reached 34 with five additional deaths, official sources said. “Regret to inform that 5 COVID positive patients passed away while under treatment in hospital. 1. Male aged 51 years of Bhubaneswar, also suffering from Pleural Tuberculosis. 2. ...

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Chief Spokesperson for COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi has warned that coronavirus infection can be fatal

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Bhubaneswar:3/7/20: Chief Spokesperson for COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi has warned that coronavirus infection can be fatal, and the slightest of symptoms should not be concealed. Addressing a press conference at Gita Govinda Sadan, here on Friday, Bagchi said that people should come forward to cooperate with ASHA workers who are conducting a door-to-door health survey. The Chief Spokesperson said the door-to-door ...

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Odisha reported highest spike in COVID-19 cases with 561 persons testing positive

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Bhubaneswar3/7/20: Odisha reported Friday the highest spike in COVID-19 cases with 561 persons testing positive for the disease. This is the highest single-day rise in the number of infections in the state. Out of the new COVID-19 cases, 425 persons were in quarantine and 136 are local contacts. All have been admitted to COVID-19 facilities in their respective districts. Ganjam district ...

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Adhara Pana ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings was held on the chariots

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Puri:3/7/20: The Adhara Pana ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings was held on the chariots of the deities in Odisha’s Puri town today. As per the order of the Supreme Court, the ritual was carried out by servitors without the congregation of devotees at Bada Banda here. As per tradition, a sweetened drink (pana) made of milk, sugar, cheese, ...

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Odisha to embark on plasma therapy treatment

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Bhubaneswar:2/7/20: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das has directed authorities to constitute a technical committee for outlining plasma therapy treatment plan for coronavirus. The minister’s direction has come after the Odisha Government decided to start plasma trials for COVID-19 treatment. Das chaired a meeting here on Thursday in this connection which was attended by Health Secretary PK Mohapatra and senior ...

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Odisha total number of COVID-19 positive cases reaching 7545

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Bhubaneswar2/7/20:: Odisha reported 229 new cases Thursday with the total number of COVID-19 positive cases reaching 7545, the I & PR Department informed. Of the 229 fresh cases, 193 are reported to be home quarantine cases while the remaining 36 are local contacts cases. Ganjam continues to report the highest number of cases from Odisha with 95 cases reported Thursday. ...

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Suna Besa ritual of Holy Trinity held atop chariots

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Puri:2/7/20: Lord Jagannath, his elder Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra were Thursday adorned in gold ornaments on their respective chariots by the servitors as part of ‘Rajrajeswar Besa’ also known as ‘Suna Besa‘. The administration had imposed a curfew and no devotee was allowed to witness the Suna Besa of the Lords owing to the Supreme Court directive in view ...

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