Bhubaneswar/Puri: Amidst demands from several quarters to open the ‘Ratna Bhandar’, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that the treasure trove of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Puri Srimandir should be opened.
"As a devotee of Lord Jagannath, we are waiting for the day when the Ratna Bhandar will be opened," said Pradhan adding that it needs to be opened.
On Srimandir beautification project, Pradhan said, "With time, the picture of Puri is also changing. Beautification of the Puri Srimandir is everybody's responsibility and its needs support of everyone. I wish everything will be completed in a proper and peaceful manner."
Besides, Supreme Court had passed directions asking the temple management to place on record details of the valuables inside the inventory. The next hearing on the matter is on January 8, 2020.