Soon rate chart of Mahaprasad (Abadha) will be put up at Ananda Bazar of Puri Jagannath temple (Srimandira). The decision was taken during a meeting between the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) officials and different servitor associations today.
The meeting discussed how devotees can have smooth darshan of deities and get the Mahaprasad at right price. Moreover, the administration had a detailed discussion on donations, which the Supreme Court has asked not to collect directly from the devotees but rather through hundis (Donation Boxes).
The management of chullas at the temple’s Roshaghar (Kitchen), which came up for discussion, will be brought under the purview of the temple administration.
As the Supreme Court appointed amicus curiae will be visiting the temple this month, the SJTA asked temple servitors to apprise him about all the issues.
Out of 12 proposals suggested by the Supreme Court in its interim judgement, the meeting of the SJTA and nijogs took up only four for discussion today.
Earlier on June 8, the apex court had sought a report from the Puri District Judge on how to curb mismanagement and alleged exploitation of the devotees at the Jagannath temple.
ALSO READ: Odisha’s first Skill Museum opens today