Accord religious capital tag to Puri: Shankaracharya

Puri: It is necessary to maintain safeguard of mutt & temples and protect the integrity of spiritual gurus in the State. Accordingly, Puri Gobardhan Peetha Shankaracharya Nischalanda Saraswati has also demanded that Puri should be given the status of religious capital of the State.

On Monday a six member team of BJP led by party president K V Singdeo visited Shankaracharya and discussed about various religious matters.

The state BJP will ask centre to accord similar status to Puri like Boudhgaya is to Bihar, informed KV singdeo.