4 servitors submit replies on Brahma Paribartan fiasco: SJTA

Puri: The chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Pradipta Mohapatra, today informed that four out of 10 servitors have submitted their replies to the notice served in Brahma Paribartan fiasco during the Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath in 2015.

“Out of the 10 servitors who were served notice, four of them have submitted their replies. The managing committee has decided that the report will not be made public considering its sensitive nature,” Mohapatra said.

The SJTA had served notices to 11 persons based on the report submitted by the then Chief Administrator. After a review, the notice was issued by the temple administration sub-committee to 10 Daitapatis and 1 Maharana servitor for delaying rituals of the holy Trinity.

Krushna Chandra Maharana, chief Maharana (carpenter) of Debadalan chariot of Devi Subhadra who was in-charge of construction of new idols of the holy Trinity had blamed the Daitapati servitors for the fiasco and alleged that there were massive irregularities in ‘daru’ selection.

A few months back when SJTA had announced that the report on the Brahma Paribartan fiasco will not be made public even through RTI queries, Opposition had launched scathing attacks on the ruling-BJD government over the decision.

BJP had termed the move as ‘unconstitutional’ and a ‘violation of basic human rights’.