Brahma fiasco: Another three Daitapatis’ statements recorded

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) recorded the statements of three senior Daitapati servitors today here in the evening in the most controversial issue of gross mismanagement in Brahma Paribartan rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings. Besides, the deulakaran and Tadhaukaran have been issued notices to depose before the administration tomorrow.

Three daitapatis like Krushnachandra Das Mohapatra, Biswanath Das Mohapatra and Nabakishore Das Mohapatra gave their deposition to Srimandir chief administrator Suresh Mohapatra. Similarly, acting on the ‘misleading’ information given to media, two suspended Daitapatis Kashinath Das Mohapatra and son Jaykrushna have been asked to reply.

Notably, the father-son duo was suspended from Daita seva of Lord Jagannath for allegedly creating disturbance during Brahma Paribartan leading to inordinate delay in the secret ritual.