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Here are suggestions by Puri District Judge for reformation of Srimandir


Bhubaneswar: The District Judge, Puri in a report submitted to the Supreme Court has made several suggestions for the reformation of Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s pilgrim town Puri.

In the report, it has been suggested to abolish hereditary Sevaks and prohibit placing of Thalis and pitchers by the temple servitors to receive offering.

Control of Rosaghar and Chullas by the Temple Management, provision of separate toilets for male, female and sevaks, queue system for hassle free darshan, surveillance of collection from Hundis and receptacles, audit of Temple Funds by Accountant General, identity cards for sevaks and staff, registration of guides in the Temple office, reduction of over staff of Temple Administration and single authority for security management in Temple Premises are the other suggestions made by the District Judge in the report.

Notably, the Supreme Court, hearing a petition filed by one Mrinalini Padhi highlighting difficulties faced by devotees at the temple and their harassment or exploitation by the servitors, had on June 8 asked the District Judge to furnish a report on factual aspects of (a) Difficulties faced by the visitors, (b) Exploitative practices, if any, (c) Deficiencies in the management, if any, and (d) Suggestions, if any.