RTI activist Dillip Baral had sought information regarding the status of Ratna Bhandara’s original and duplicate keys. The district treasury officer’s letter, received by Baral in response to his query, has laid it bare that the keys of inner treasure chamber have been missing since 1970.
No such keys of Ratna Bhandar of Lord Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri were deposited in the strong room of District Treasury office since 1970, District Treasury Officer informed.
Puri: Hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered a judicial probe into the missing of Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar keys, the temple administration on Monday accepted that the keys are missing and clarified that treasure trove of the 12th-century shrine is intact. Issuing a clarification through a press release, Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) stated the […]
Puri: Amid speculations, OTV has come across some evidence which indicates that the keys of the inner chamber of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar have gone missing. A copy (in possession of OTV) of the minutes of the temple management committee meeting held soon after the inspection of Ratna Bhandar (the treasure trove of Lord Jagannath) […]