6 temples inside Puri Srimandir need repair: ASI

Bhubaneswar: As a part of the ongoing renovation works in Lord Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) in Puri, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today submitted an assessment report to the Orissa High Court citing that the structural condition of as many as 13 temples inside the temple premises is in precarious condition out of which six are in dire need of repair.

Hearing a PIL on the repair works of Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, the High Court today directed ASI to carry out repair works of the 13 temples.

The ASI also stated that repair work of the Jay-Vijay Dwar which begun on May 13 will continue for eight weeks.

The High Court has asked the ASI to undertake the renovation works in close coordination with the temple administration.