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When the kitchen lies idle

Catering to around 50,000 devotees daily, the rasoighara of the Jagannath temple in Puri is believed to be one of the largest kitchens in the world. The kitchen has 240 ovens or "chullhis" with cooking done in earthen pots.
Ashutosh Mishra Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Missing treasury key haunts govt

The issue of missing key of the ratna bhandar or treasury of the Jagannath temple has returned to haunt the state government again with the New York Times carrying a detailed report on the issue.
Our Correspondent Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Rath performances

Cultural programmes are being organised at various places across Puri for visitors who have come here to experience the rath yatra.
ANWESHA AMBALY Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Undeterred, even at midnight

It was still raining at midnight but nothing deterred the spirit of devotees who came near the chariots to get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath and his siblings on their mounts.
Subhashish Mohanty Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Elder brother's chariot

Rath yatra was observed here in Tulashi Khetra, the abode of Lord Baldevjew, with thousands of devotees pulling the chariot.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Rain pours on chariot path

Braving heavy rain that have been lashing this pilgrim city since Saturday, thousands of pilgrims reached here on Sunday morning to pull Nandighosh, the chariot of Lord Jagannath that had halted at Balagandi Chhak on Saturday unlike the mounts of Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra that had made it to the Sri Gundicha temple.
Subhashish Mohanty Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Tale of rath tradition

The chariots of Jagannath, Bhalbhadra and Subhadra roll out across the state on the day of rath yatra but in Jeypore the ritual takes place the next day.
Our Correspondent Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Day after Puri, rath at Kotia

The rath yatra was celebrated at the disputed Kotia, to which both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh lay claim, in Pottangi block of the district on Sunday, a day after the festival was observed across the state.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Women's tug of faith

Women took over the streets here on Sunday as they pulled the chariot of Goddess Subhadra.
Sibdas Kundu Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Miniature chariot grabs eyeballs

Thirty-three-year-old Satya Maharana, who has set several international and national records for creating smallest artifacts, broke his own record by creating the smallest chariot of Lord Jagannath in wood with a height of 4.5 inches and 3 inches width.
Sunil Patnaik Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Raths roll out after night-long wait

Chariots were rolled at Dharakote and Surangi in Ganjam district a day after the Puri car festival, which was held on Saturday. This is done every year as part of age-long tradition.
Sunil Patnaik Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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