Daru identified, to be announced by SJTA soon

Puri: The journey to search daru (neem wood) for Nabakalebar of the Trinity ended today with the shortlisting of neem tress by the daitapatis.

Sources said, the Banajaga team is scheduled to meet tonight at Deuli mutt in Kakatpur following which the leader of the team will apprise Sri Jagannath Temple Administration about finalisation of darus.

After being informed by the leader of Banajaga team, the SJTA will made the location of daru public, sources added. While the daru of Lord Sudarshan will be announced first, the others will follow with a gap of seven days. The announcement of Lord Jagannath’s daru will be made at the end.

After the first announcement, which the temple administration hopes to make by 13th of this month, the daitapatis will leave for Sudarshan daru on April 14 night to conduct the ritual before cutting the wood.