Puri Srimandir 'entry rules flouted', devotees suffer in heat 

Today some visitors from West Bengal were allegedly allowed through the Western Gate through which only local residents are allowed.

Devotees at Srimandir

The devotees entering Srimandir through the Western gate had a harrowing experience on Friday as some servitors allegedly violated the entry rules and took some West Bengal visitors along with them through the gate. 

Of the four gates of the Puri Jagannath temple, while devotees enter the shrine through the Lion’s Gate (Singha Dwar), the Western gate is open only for Puri residents.