Pradeep Pattanayak

The repair work of the Nata Mandap will start on February 23 and will continue till March 19. A decision in this regard was taken at the Chhatisa Nijog meeting held on Tuesday. 

At the meeting, it was decided that the conservation work of the Nata Mandap will be carried out from February 23 to March 19. The ASI will do the repair work daily from 1 pm to 7 pm. To streamline the rituals, the Lion’s Gate will be opened at 2 am and the Ratra Pahuda will be performed at 11pm. 

Informing about the condition of the Nata Mandap repair work, Puri Collector Samarth Verma said, “The ASI will carry out repair work between 1 pm and 7 pm daily. They will start the work on February 23 and will complete it within 15 to 20 days. They have been given sufficient time to do the work properly.”

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When asked about the crack developed on the northern side of the Ratna Bhandar, ASI superintendent DB Gadanayak said, “The crack on the Ratna Bhandar’s northern wall is minor in nature. Its repair work will be taken up.”

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