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Pradeep Singh

Puri: An anonymous devotee of Lord Jagannath on Tuesday donated gold and silver ornaments weighing over 8 kg at Puri Srimandir.

In presence of Krishan Kumar, chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the devotee today donated 4.858 kg of gold and 3.876 kg of silver ornaments.

The ornaments include 40 Srimukha Padma and 2 Jhoba of Lord Balabhadra, 53 Srimukha Padma and 2 Jhoba of Lord Jagannath and 2 Tadaki along with 2 Jhoba of Goddess Subhadra.

The ornaments will be used during the various beshas (attire) of the Trinity.

Meanwhile, the ornaments have been shifted to the Nazir Khana (godown of Srimandir) and kept under strict security.

Earlier in November 2020, a devotee had reportedly approached the SJTA and expressed his desire to donate 400 gm of gold ornaments.

The temple administration had then agreed to his proposal and sent him the traditional designs of ornaments used by the deities.

Similarly, in October last year, an anonymous devotee from Mumbai had also expressed his desire to donate gold worth Rs 2.5 crore for making ornaments for the Trinity.

Besides, a Jaipur-based devotee had also expressed his desire to donate 1,920 kg of silver for plating of Jaivijay, Kalahat, and Beharan – the three important doors of the sanctum sanctorum of the Srimandir.

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