The Telegraph
Sunday , June 25 , 2017


Lord is my best friend, I call Him sanga

Lord Jagannath is my best friend and I call him sanga (buddy). I have been living in Bhubaneswar for the last four years, far away from my friends and family members and the connection that I have...   | Read..

Ode to the lord

I address you Lord as you ride your magnificent chariot the last and hurtle past not men but nameless oceans and deserts! This is that pure kernel of constant joy for ever...   | Read..

Swept away by spirit of devotion

I still vividly remember the first time I witnessed rath yatra - it was 2005. Since then, I have come to Puri every year to see this beautiful festival and Lord Jagannath.   | Read..

40 cars to roll out in state capital

Forty chariots will roll across Bhubaneswar on Sunday.   | Read..

Pious job: Structural conservation of Holy abode

Nearly every person in Odisha and many beyond are devoted to Lord Jagannath and are concerned about what's happening to the temple complex in Puri.   | Read..

Jagannath breaks religious barrier

Jabar Khan is a happy man. Like in previous years, he has bagged contracts to supply appliqué (chandua) work for the chariots of Lord Jagannath from various parts of...   | Read..

Lord's festival around the world

Rath yatra will be celebrated in Odisha on Sunday, but the festivities associated with it in other countries have already begun.   | Read..

Lives dedicated to His worship

I am lucky to be married to Jagannath Swain Mohapatra, the chief badagrahi of Lord Jagannath. It feels as if it was yesterday when I had stepped into his house and in his...   | Read..

I have forgotten the year when I got married to Haladar Das Mohapatra. Before my marriage, I was a great devotee of Lord Krishna. My day begins with his name only. After my...   | Read..
Devotees throng the Jagannath temple on the occasion of Nabajauban darshan in Puri on Saturday. Picture by Sarat Kumar Patra   | Read..