Srimandir interior pictures go viral again on social media

Puri: The interior pictures of Sri Jagannath temple has gone viral on social media again, this time clicked inside Mahalaxmi temple’s Jagmohan.

As per the report, the photographs featuring the ‘Paita Bala’ rituals were found making rounds on various social media platforms for past couple of days before coming to light yesterday.

Taking the matter seriously the Patara Nijog ( servitors’ body) suspended the accused servitor involved in the incident today. The accused servitor had been engaged on ‘Paita Bala’ (making sacred thread) assignment at the temple and clicked the photos on his mobile during performing the duty.

On the other hand, the Patara Nijog Secretary Jagannath Patra who is having an experience of over 52 years in performing the ‘Paita Bala’ ritual has alleged that some inexperienced servitors have been engaged on duty this year, which has resulted in the discrepancy.

“Some servitors who have not been authorised to perform the ‘Paita’ making ritual as per the temple Record of Rights (RoR) have been engaged on duty this year and it has caused the discrepancy,” claimed the Nijog Secretary.

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