Lords’ Gundicha temple pic goes viral, probe begins


Bhubaneswar: Authorities of Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) have launched probe after pictures of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from inside the centuries old Gundicha temple went viral.

Though clicking photographs inside the world-famous 12th century shrine is prohibited, repeated violations have come to the fore in recent months with photographs of the deities and the temple interiors getting viral on social media raising serious questions over security arrangements.

The latest to create a furore is that of the deities at Adapa Mandap of Gundicha temple, posted on the Facebook account of Odissi dancer Sanket Mishra.

Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) PRO Laxmi Narayan Pujapanda said that the matter will be probed and appropriate action taken against the person concerned.

The picture of Gundicha Temple reportedly posted in 2013, however, has been removed from Sanket’s FB account.

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