Jagannath temple assumptions
BHUBANESWAR: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) at Puri on Thursday said it had no strategy to get online booking from devotees for the darshan of the deities from the shrine.
The famous 12twentieth century Jagannath temple together with other religious institutions throughout the nation continued to stay shut for devotees because March 20 in the aftermath of Covid-19 outbreak.
The SJTA’s caution came hours following Ramachandra Dasmohapatra, a part of this Jagannath temple handling committee (MC) and mature servitor, advised the press the shrine body was intending to start the online booking platform for darshan in light of the outbreak.
“We’d lately raised the issue from the MC meeting. We advocated the SJTA to start the temple and permit devotees in a limited way. A proposition was supplied to the SJTA to explore the feasibility of accepting online booking by a restricted number of devotees for permitting them darshan from the temple. The applicants must carry RT-PCR negative evaluation record,” Dasmohapatra told media people.
Dasmohapatra stated the authorities needs to think about the hardship of servitors and devotees as a result of closing of this shrine for more than four weeks. He explained appropriate screening of devotees and sanitation facilities must be made in the temple to permit darshan towards the brand new ordinary.
SJTA stated no this proposal was mooted in almost any current MC meeting. “We have received any proposition nor chose to start the temple, let alone the launching of internet booking system. The state government hasn’t chose to start Jagannath temple,” SJTA’s secretary (ritual) Jitendra Kumar Sahoo told TOI.
The evolution came on the heels of a request which has been filed by a devotee at Orissa high court on Monday, trying reopening of their Puri Jagannath temple and other shrines in the nation. In his request, the devotee Trilochan Rath said the state authorities should reopen temples because it allowed tons of markets and spirits stores.