Laser scanning of Shree Jagannatha Temple to be undertaken except ‘garbha gruha’

Puri: Laser scanning at the Shree Jagannatha Temple in Puri will be carried out this year except inside the ‘garbha gruha’ (sanctum sanctorum). This was informed by Chief Administrator of the Shree Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA), Krishan Kumar today.

Kumar added the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) had requested the temple administration for a laser scanning of the temple. After discussing with stakeholders, it was decided to allow the ASI to conduct laser scanning at Natya Mandap, Jagamohan and other parts of the temple.

After analysing the benefits of the laser scanning, the temple administration will consider allowing the ASI to carry out the process inside the sanctum sanctorum from next year, the SJTA Chief Administrator added.

He further said a committee of servitors has been formed in presence of whom the laser scanning at the temple will be done.

On silver-plating of the temple doors, Kumar said the work will be done at eight dwaras. The temple administration is not in hurry to finish the work as no time limit has been fixed for the same.

Worth mentioning, the sliver required for the silver-plating of the temple doors were donated by a Mumbai-based devotee of Lord Jagannatha. The silver packets reached the SJTA office on Friday.

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