All structures within 75 metre of Jagannath Temple in Puri will be cleared for ensuring its safety and security and convenience of the pilgrims.
From coming Thursday you will be barred from entering Shree Jagannath temple in Puri and also have to shell out Rs 500 as penalty if found with betel leaves, gutkha or tobacco inside the shrine.
On June 4, 2018, the state government had announced setting up of a Judicial Commission to probe the missing keys of Ratna Bhandar.
Snan Purnima is a major ritual before the annual Rath Yatra, scheduled to begin on July 4. After 108-pitcher aromatic water bath, the deities would recline to ‘Anasar ghar’ (sick room).
The Shree Jagannath temple body also approved the Rath Yatra schedule from Snan Purnima till Niladri Bije (return of the Holy Trinity to their original seat and end of the festival).
Precious jewellery and ornaments of the deities are kept in Ratna Bhandar, which was last inspected in 1984 when only three of its seven chambers were opened.
Precious jewellery and ornaments of the deities are kept in the Ratna Bhandar which was last inspected in 1984 and only three of its seven chambers had been opened then.