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Medieval Odisha: A Hindu state that resisted Islamic onslaught for centuries

Herman Kulke while referring to Suryavamsi Emperor Gajapati Kapilendra Deva who ruled in the 15th century said, "Kapilendra deva became the greatest Hindu ruler of his day."

Supreme Court dismisses pleas against Puri Jagannath Temple Parikrama project, fines petitioners with Rs 1 lakh each

The Supreme Court has told in its verdict that there is no merit in the PILs filed, and such filing such petitions are a waste of judicial time. It added that such frivolous PILs need to be 'nipped in the bud' so that development work is not stopped.

Odisha: Dozens of holy earthen hearths in the kitchen of Jagannath Temple in Puri vandalized

There are a total of 240 registered hearths in the kitchen of the 12th century temple of Lord Jagannath.

Bodybuilder Sevayat from viral photo wants more compensation, slams Odisha govt’s Shri Jagannath Temple corridor project in Puri

In August 2019, the Odisha government had announced that all structures around a 75-metre radius of the Jagannath Temple's Meghanada wall will be removed to ensure the safety and integrity of the 12th century shrine. After initial PILs were filed against it, the Amicus curie appointed by the SC had held that the Odisha govt's action is legal and justified.

Odisha: Gajapati Maharaj of Puri performs Shilanyas of Heritage Corridor Project around Jagannath Temple in presence of CM Naveen Patnaik

Stunning visuals of the Shilanyas ceremony were shared on social media by the official handle of the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration.

Bangladesh: After Durga puja pandals, Islamists target Noakhali Jagannath Temple before Jumma Namaz

Islamists in Noakhali, Bangladesh again targeted the Jagannath Temple before offering Jumma Namaz on Friday (October 22),

Rathayatra special: The story of the wedding of a princess from the South and the Gajapati of Kalinga

On the day of the Rathayatra, the Gajapati ruler of Kalinga becomes a sweeper for one day when the emperor sweeps the chariot of Mahaprabhu with a golden handled broom as his servant.

The last Devadasi of Puri’s Jagannath Temple dies at 92, just before the commencement of the Rath Yatra

The centuries-old practice began to witness a decline with the abolition of kingship and the Odisha government taking over the administration of the shrine from the Puri royal family in 1955 through an Act, thus making Parasmani the last surviving servitor.

‘Hope and trust God will allow Ratha Yatra next year’: Supreme Court refuses to interfere with Odisha govt’s decision

Hearing a batch of petitioners seeking the Supreme Court's intervention in the Odisha government's order, the apex court said it would not interfere with Odisha government order limiting this year's Rath Yatra to the Puri Jagannath Temple only.

Odisha: Temple of Lord Jagannath’s ‘Mausi Maa’ in Puri attacked, looted by miscreants

The miscreants made away with almost Rs. 4,000 in cash, according to the police.

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