Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A drone video captured from close proximity of Puri Srimandir has gone viral on social media platforms again raising eyebrows on the security and safety of the 12th century shrine.

The videographer, who captured the shot, has been identified as one Animesh Chakrabarthy from West Bengal.

“I work for Tourism Department. I had come to Puri to shoot a documentary. With permission from a police official, I took the drone shot of Srimandir,” said Animesh.

As per reports, the video of ‘Nilachakra’ and the aerial view of the 12th-century temple have been taken by a drone. The video went viral after it was shared by one Krushna Chandra Padhy on his social media account. The clip was earlier uploaded by Animesh on his YouTube channel Animesh YouTube.

The 5 minute 43 seconds video is covering aerial views from Nilachakra to Singhadwara. The YouTuber has also thanked Odisha Police in the video.

The Srimandir administration has taken the incident seriously. Taking photos and videos of the temple has been prohibited by the ASI.

Notably, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had swung into action and lodged a complaint with Singhadwar Police last month after the pictures of the sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Gruha) of Puri Srimandir went viral on social media.

A youth from Bangladesh Akash Choudhury had clicked the photo of the temple interior and posted the photos on his Facebook account.