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Did you know? Lord Jagannath in Puri is now under ‘quarantine’ till Ratha Yatra. Read details of the ‘Anasara’ ritual of the ancient Hindu...

At the Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri, Odisha, every year after the Devasnana Purnima, the three deities of the temple - Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Balabhadra, go into a 'quarantine' for a period of fourteen days to recover completely from their 'illness'.

Coronavirus lockdown: “Chandan Yatra” of Puri Jagannath Temple to be held without devotees, uncertainty looms over the Rath Yatra

The Shankaracharya of the Jagannath Temple has said that while alternate arrangements can be made, the centuries-old-tradition cannot be stopped.

Odisha govt to remove all structures within 75 metres of Puri Jagannath Mandir

The Odisha government has decided to clear all structures within 75 metres of the Jagannath Mandir at Puri for safety, security and convenience of the pilgrims.

Supreme Court asks ‘why government officials should manage temples’, bench talks about rampant idol theft in Tamil Nadu

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer while considering the issue of harassment to several devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha questioned as to why should government officials manage religious places and temples in the country.

SC appoints former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar as new amicus curiae in Jagannath Temple case

Kumar has represented the Modi government in a number of important cases including the Sohrabuddin encounter case.

Odisha: Jagannath Temple remained shut for several hours due to strife between priests and the Police

One of the priests was stopped by the police personnel from taking three people inside the temple as the police suspected them to be non-Hindus.

Is the Supreme Court’s order on Jagannath Temple tenable?

Unless you fix responsibilities, don’t expect different outcomes from the same set of people.

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