Now devotees will have to buy tickets to have darshan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra at Puri Srimandir.
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today decided to introduce ticket system for darshan of the deities from Bhitar Katha.
As per the decision, 60 per cent of the tickets will be sold online while 35 per cent of the same will be available at offline counters. Besides, 5 per cent of the tickets will be under the control of SJTA chief administrator Pradipta Mohapatra.
Speaking to media persons after a review meeting of the temple management committee, Mohapatra said gold received from devotees as donations will be kept in banks under gold scheme at an interest rate of 2.5 per cent.
It was also decided in the meeting to take stringent action against those involved in the Brahma Paribartan fiasco during Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath in 2015.