Daru Location Likely by Apr 14

Published: 09th April 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

PURI: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is hopeful of announcing the location of Daru (the Neem trees to be used for carving out the divine idols) by April 14. The location of Daru for Sudarshan will be announced first followed by the announcement regarding location of the second Daru after a gap of seven days.

Informing this to mediapersons on Wednesday, SJTA Chief Administrator Suresh Mohapatra said the Daitapatis have come across around 100 probable trees with symbols embedded on their trunks that are similar to those prescribed in Nabakalebara manual, which is a closely guarded document maintained by the family of Jagannath Swain Mohapatra, the chief servitor of Lord Jagannath.

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