Chhatisha Nijog to declare names of persons to enter Ratna Bhandar


Puri: Odisha eagerly waits for the meeting of the Chhatisha Nijog scheduled on Thursday which will finalize the names of the persons who will be allowed to enter inside the Ratna Bhandar of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri to oversee its condition.

The meeting will decide the date and time for the opening of the Ratna Bhandara.

It has been decided that the inspection of the Ratna Bhandara would be videographed.

As per the decision taken at the meeting of the Srimandir Managing Committee presided over by Puri Gajapati king Dibyasingh Deb held on Wednesday, the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) would strictly adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) after getting the permission from the state Law department to open the Ratna Bhandara for inspection.

As per the decision taken at the meeting, the persons who would be allowed inside the Ratna Bhandara cannot touch any other object expect the wall and roof. Before entering into the Ratna Bhandara, each person would be thoroughly scanned to ensure that he will not carry any electronic equipment with him. Before entering the Ratna Bhandara the persons will only wear towels (Gamuchha) to be provided by the SJTA.

It was also decided that some members of the Snake Helpline would accompany the persons to the Ratna Bhandara.

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