Himansu Shekhar Rout

The polythene sheets over shops at Srimandir’s Ananda Bazaar in Puri will be removed and synthetic fabrics will be used instead. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) which was held on Monday.

SJTA administrator, Ranjan Kumar Das said, "A meeting was held to discuss the steps being taken for Ananda Bazaar and streamlining those steps. A decision was taken at the meeting on the beautification of the Bazaar. The polythene sheets drawn over the roofs of the shops at Ananda Bazaar will be removed. Tensile fabric structures will be used there.”

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He also added that the Pahili Bhoga ritual will commence for the deities in the Srimandir from December 16 till January 14, 2024. The meeting discussed the ritual schedule and a decision was taken to open the doors from 2 am every day till January 14, 2024, he added.

The SJTA administration also stated that there was a discussion about the price of Abhada which will be revised after holding further discussions.

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