The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, which was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will open its doors for devotees from August 23 with strict adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines.
At the age of 54, Jagannath Maharana is serving as the 'Mukhya Kamara' (Chief Blacksmith) of Taladhawaja Ratha of Lord Balabhadra. He has been in this position since 2008.
Bijaya Kumar Mohapatra has been serving as the Mukhya (Chief) Maharana for Nandighosha Ratha of Mahaprabhu Jagannatha.
72-year-old Narasingha Mahapatra started working as 'Maharana' more than 5 decades back and is serving as the 'Mukhya Maharana' since 2006.
It is a lengthy ceremony that includes washing the idols and preparing them for the chariot festival, and centred upon the sacred triad of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik yet again emerged victorious - this time on the NMA Draft Heritage Bye-laws for Puri Srimandir. Jagannath Temple
Development Commissioner Suresh Mahapatra and Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian reviewed development work in Puri Heritage Corridor.
With over 400 Sevayats and employees testing positive for Covid-19, situation in Puri remains grave. Opening the Srimandir for public may aggravate the situation. Daily rituals at Puri Srimandir continues unabated. But, opening the…