Brahma Parivartan Fiasco: SJTA Issues Notice To 11 Servitors

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Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has served notice to 11 servitors in the very controversial Brahma Parivartan Fiasco during the Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath in June 2016.

The eleven servitors include 10 Daitapatis and one Biswakarma Maharana sevayat.

SJTA chief administrator Pradipta Mohapatra today informed that the notice has been served after examining the report submitted by former SJTA chief administrator Suresh Chandra Mohapatra.

Mohapatra said that the 11 servitors were served notices for gross irregularities and inordinate delay in performing the Brahma Parivartan (soul transfer) rituals of the Trinity, which, according to the Jagannath Temple Act, is a cognizable offence.

“Exemplary action would be taken under Section 21 (b) of the Temple Administration Act,” Mohapatra said,  and added that appropriate action would be taken against the 11 servitors within three months.

According to the temple rituals, the Brahma Parivartan of the presiding deities was to be performed by the midnight of June 15. However, the rituals were delayed due to in-fighting between the servitors.

Notably, the former SJTA chief administrator had submitted the Brahma Parivartan fiasco report to the SJTA in August 2017. Recently, the SJTA announced that the report on the Brahma Parivartan Fiasco will not be made public even through RTI queries.

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