Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Mar 19:
Looking at the extreme dilapidated condition of the Jagamohan in Lord Jagannath temple in Puri the Sri Mandir core committee yesterday decided to go ahead with the conservation work by building four 30 feet steel pillars to support the structure.
On Friday, the Sri Mandir core committee discussed the report presented by Chennai IIT assistant professor Dr Menon.
The report clearly says that the condition of Jagamohan is in a very poor state. Dr Menon report says that carbon wrapping is not suitable for Jagamohan repair.
The Sri Mandir core committee has decided not to wait for the two other reports and go ahead with the repair work. I
t has been decided that the four pillars supporting the Jagamohan will be given support by 30 feet tall steel pillars. While the capital columns will be wrapped in steel sheets.
The beams holding the capital columns will be traditionally repaired before being wrapped in steel sheets, according to sources.
Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recently in a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma had asked the Centre to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to send its best technical experts to undertake the repair and restoration of the Jagamohan of Shri Jagannath temple here.