The latest development over Srimandir Parikrama Project has hurt sentiments of millions of devotees of Mahaprabhu Jagannath while serious concerns prevail over the government's obsession which some feel is iconoclastic.
The Srimandir Parikrama Project, a populist programme by the BJD government, has triggered a groundswell of protests within and outside the state. The controversy has taken on political hues with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) finding themselves on either side of the issue.
Among all the controversies and all the doubts, the Jagannath temple heritage corridor project in Puri seems most confusing to the common man.
The joint team comprising ASI regional director Dillip Khamari, superintendent archeologist Arun Mallick, assistant superintendent archeologist Chitta Ranjan Das, OBCC and Tata project officials inspected the construction work carried out the inspection around the Purba, Paschima, Uttara and Dakhina dwaras.
In a letter recently obtained from the ASI in response to the RTI query filed by one Kshitish Singh, a Kendrapara based RTI activist, the former has said no permission was sought from its Bhubaneswar circle to execute the project.
Amid raging controversy over construction activities being undertaken by the Odisha government near Puri Jagannath temple under the heritage corridor project, an RTI reply has revealed that no permission has been accorded by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to carry out the works.
Plans are afoot to lay a continuous stretch of wall barricade running around the temple for better segregation of the amenities and other facilities designed around the shrine.
Members of the outfit suspect that some attempts have been made to weaken the foundation of the Srimandir by digging pits near it. The members of the outfit staged the demonstration in front of Puri Singhadwar.
Both the Odisha government and ASI have been asked to file their responses by April 17. The Court came up with the direction while hearing a petition filed by Puri based resident Dilip Baral.
Intensifying protest over alleged violation of norms in Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project works in Puri, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Monday lashed out at the Odisha government and questioned why the construction activities have not been stopped even after the direction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The members of the House committee include- Narasingha Mishra, Debi Prasad Mishra, Bikram Keshari Arukha, Pratap Jena, Jayant Sarangi, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra.
Bijoy Mohapatra demanded that the detailed project model or design of the heritage corridor and its execution apart from the possible risks posed by it should be made public at once.
A slew of Vedic rituals on Monday set the stage for the commencement of the project work of the much-awaited Heritage Corridor (Srimandir Parikrama) project of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri.
Bhubaneswar: The Lok Sabha member from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi on Sunday wrote an open letter to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik alleging him of destroying the heritages in Puri and Bhubaneswar in the name of beautification. In a scathing letter, Sarangi stated that, “I would consider the present heritage development in Srikshetra and Ekamra Kshetra as […]