Silver cladding of Singhadwara of Puri Jagannath temple to be done this Ratha Jatra

Puri: The Singhadwara of Jagannath Temple in Puri will be plated with silver metal and the precious Ratna Palanka (bed) of Lord Jagannath will be repaired soon.

The decision was taken by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) after a high-level meeting today.

The existing Ratna Palanka of Lord Jagannath will be repaired, and another set of Ratna Palanka will be made of silver for the deities. The SJTA also decided to clad the Singhadwara of Srimandir with silver, informed SJTA Chief Administrator Ranjan Kumar Das after the meeting.

Both the repairing of Ratna Palanka and silver coating work of Singhadwara will be carried out under supervision of ASI during Ratha Jatra scheduled from June 20, 2023. The devotees will be allowed to enter the temple through Hastidwara (elephant gate) situated in north of Srimandir during the period, he said.

This apart, the proposal for coating other gates of Srimandir with silver is under consideration.

The ASI officials and senior servitors of Puri Jagannath Temple were present at the meeting.

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