Rath Yatra
Opinion  /  Published 04.07.20

Muscles, mind and more

Super strong men with muscles can be indispensable. Among fears that without the crowds of devotees who usually pull the ropes of the huge chariots of the presiding deities in Puri during Rath Yatra t...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Rath Yatra: Faith helps, so does Mr India

When the Supreme Court ruled that only 500 people would be allowed to pull each of the three chariots during Rath Yatra in Puri this year, many at the Jagannath Temple were apprehensive. After all, s...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.20

Curtains down on jatra?

Less than a week into Unlock 1, Gautam and Manju Bera find themselves staring at a blank slate as they never have before. The jatra actors lived, breathed and earned from the art form till the lockdow...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Khejuri

India  /  Published 15.06.20

In Odisha, jumbo rath dilemma

Two questions are on everyone’s mind in Odisha.One, will the Rath Yatra be held this year at all?Two, if the Odisha government allows the event, should elephants be harnessed to pull the three chari...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 11.06.20

Puri hotels open with 72-hour rule

Hotels in Puri have reopened after almost two-and-a-half months. Rooms have been refurbished and booking has begun. But business is yet to gain momentum as visitors are few and far between.Hoteliers, ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 08.05.20

Puri Rath can be built, Yatra in Odisha court

The Centre on Thursday allowed the Odisha government to go ahead with the construction of the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings for the upcoming Rath Yatra.However, the Centre has made it cl...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Decision on Jagannath Rath Yatra after May 3

The construction work of the three chariots of Lord Jagannath and his sib¬lings will begin on auspicious Akshaya Tritiya on Sunday, even as uncertainty looms over the conduct of the chariot festival,...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 31.03.20

Shadow over Rukuna Rath Yatra

The Rukuna Rath Yatra, the car festival of Lord Lingaraj — the presiding deity of Bhubaneswar — will not roll out this year. The Naveen Patnaik government has decided not to hold the yatra on Wedn...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 05.02.20

Puri temple plea on Rath calendar

The Puri Shree Jagannath Temple Management Committee on Wednesday decided to write to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) not to organise untimely Rath yatras in different par...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

Counterfeit world

Fiction brings perspective. Watching Yogi Adityanath glower through a threatening speech (again), I was unaccountably reminded of a science fiction novel I’d read some forty years ago: Counterfeit W...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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