Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple visit the city to bless the devotees

After the sacred marriage ceremony of lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple have paid a visit to the city to bless the devotees. The couple after tying their knot returned to the temple and on the midnight started their visit to the city with other deities. In a well decorated Chariot the godly couple created

Odisha CHSE +2 result will be published on 30th may

Odisha CHSE board +2 result will be published on 30th may. The education minister will anounce the CHSE Board +2 results in a press meeting on 30th may at sachivalaya premises according to Nihar Patnaik, president of odisha CHSE Board. After the anouncement of the results at 9:30 am, the results booklet will available at

Sital Shasthi Procession in sambalpur

Heatwave in State unrelenting; Sambalpur at 46.7o Celsius

As most parts of the State continued to be in the grip of unrelenting and worsening heat wave for the last three weeks allegedly taking a toll of 81 persons, the State Government on Saturday asked the district authorities to intensify the awareness drive to avoid health hazards. Severe heat wave conditions continued to prevail

Sital Sasthi festival bridges Brahmanical divide

This year the Sital Sasthi festival has brought together two sections of Brahmins, who have been at loggerheads since decades. All these years the Aranyak and Utkaliya groups have been organizing their independent yatras. The Aranyaks originating from Uttar Pradesh live in Sambalpur’s Jhaduapara, while the Utkaliyas (Odia) Brahmins from Puri live in Nandapara. There

Girls outshine boys in Sambalpur University exams

Girls have outshone boys with better marks in the plus three (BA/BSC/BCOM) final year examinations of the Sambalpur University in Odisha. Girls had topped the university in 16 subjects as against three by the boys in the examinations results of which were declared on Friday. The pass percentage in commerce with honours was highest at

No respite for Sambalpur from climbing mercury

The mercury refused to climb down in Sambalpur as this western Odisha town sizzled on Friday afternoon with the temperature hitting the season’s highest of 46.7 degree Celsius. The town has been experiencing extreme hot weather for the past four to five days with the temperature hovering above 45 degree Celsius. It recorded 45.5 degree

Western Odisha boils at 45 degree plus

Sambalpur in western Odisha on Thursday recorded the day’s highest of 46 degree Celsius in the state. There were six others places in western and interior parts of the state which sizzled at 45 degree Celsius or above. Those places are Hirakud (45.7 deg Celsius), Titlagarh (45.6 degree Celsius), Balangir (45.5 degree Celsius), Jharsuguda (45.4

Shitala Sasthi 2012 – Sitala Shashti Yatra 2012 in sambalpur

Sheetala Sasthi, or Shitala Shasti, is the marriage function of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati observed in Sambalpur. In 2012, the date of Shitala Sasthi is May 27. The festival begins on the Jyeshta Shukla Panchami day. The most famous Shitala Sasthi yatra (Sital Shasthi Jatra) is held at Sambalpur in Orissa. Symbolically, Lord Shiva

Petrol Price Hike: Opposition trade charges as public protests

Protests and demonstrations across the country on Thursday appeared to place the Manmohan Singh Government on the back foot over its decision to hike petrol prices by over Rs.7 a litre. In Odisha capital Bhubaneswar, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) organized a motorcycle rally and staged protests in front of petrol