Sharmili Mallick

Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and officials of a Mumbai-based company, MBCC visited Srimandir in Puri and examined the several parts of the 12th century shrine on Wednesday.

The team discussed the beautification work to be done inside the Srimandir premises and appropriate measures to be taken by the temple authorities in this regard, sources said.

The ASI team also examined the Baisi Pahacha (22 sacred steps) and gates, which is being planned to be coated with silver, of the temple. The team also re-examined the condition of Mahalaxmi Temple inside the Srimandir complex.

"A team of engineer and architect visited Puri Srimandir and inspected several parts of the temple. We did a preliminary survey on how beautification and development works will be carried out inside the temple premises," informed JK Dash, Managing Director of MBCC.

Besides, the repair work of those parts of the temple which have been damaged or broken will be looked after by the ASI, added Dash.

Earlier on October 28, the ASI had conducted a survey of the Baisi Pahacha and said that it would undertake repair works on the steps as some of the stones have corroded at several parts. The ASI has also informed that the stones would be replaced with new ones, if needed and plaster would be done on all steps.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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