SEE PICTURES: Historic day for Lord Jagannath devotees, CM Inaugurates Sri Mandir Heritage Corridor
November 24, 2021, is a historic day for Lord Jagannath devotees across the globe and a sacred day for the people of Odisha.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of the Shri Jagannath Temple ‘Parikrama Prakalpa’.
Puri district administration had carried out an extensive eviction drive in the vicinity of the 12th-century shrine to make way for the Heritage Corridor following the Odisha Cabinet’s resolution for the construction of the showpiece developmental project.
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According to the plans and proposals of the Chief Administrator of SJTA, Dr Krishan Kumar a ‘Maha Yagyan, was conducted to mark the commencement of the landmark project.
The foremost servitor of the temple Gajapati King Dibyasingh Deb as the karta performed the three-day Yagna, and today CM Patnaik performed the Purna Ahuti.
Here are some glimpses of today’s Surya Puja and other rituals at the Yagyan Bedi.
The Holy shrine, Puri Sri Mandir all decked up for the historic event looked absolutely divine.
Photos from Shree Jagannatha Temple Office, Puri official Twitter handle.