With only three days left for the inauguration of Srimandir Parikrma Prakalpa, preparations are on a war footing in the pilgrim city of Puri. Rituals like Acharya Baran and Guateka were organised at the palace of Puri king Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasigha Deb on Friday while Ankruraropan Niti was solemnized on Saturday.
Amid all such preparations, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has been on its toes to manage hospitality to invited guests coming for the inauguration.
Brahmins of four Vedas - Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva – will soleminse Yajna on Badadanada.
On Saturday, Pracharak, Upa Pracharak, Mandalacharya and the representative of Puri king completed Ankuraropan niti while Ankura Pujan, Yajna Adhibasa, Mandala Sthapana, Dhwaja and Torna Sthapana will be organised on Sunday.
Pandit Suryanaryan Das, Pustakacharya said, "Ankuraropan niti was performed at Yajna Sthala. At night, gupta puja of Ankuraropan niti will be performed.
Pracharak Pandit Biswambar Das said that Ankuraropan will also be orgnaised while Yajna Adhibasa karma will be completed by 5 pm on Sunday.
On the other hand, prominent guests will come from various parts of the country and abroad, it was learnt.
About 80 guests including the priests of 12 Jyotirlinga temples, the priest of Pasupatinath temple in Nepal and the representative of the Nepal king have given their consent to attend the inauguration ceremony.
Besides, over 150 guests from over 150 temples will come to Puri. Niladri Nivas, Purusottam Bhakta Bivas, Brundabati Bhakta Nivas, Jagannath Ballabh Bhakta Nivas and various hotels have been booked for the guests.
SJTA Administrator Rajan Kumar Das said that necessary arrangements have been made while guest houses and hotels have been booked for the guests
Some works of the Prakalpa and some of the works from Srisetu to Sridanda are yet to be completed. Sub-collector Bhabataran Sahu said that these works will be completed while police will start a mock drill tomorrow or the next day.