A day before taking oath as Chief Minister for the fifth term, Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple here and sought his blessings.
Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Wednesday said instead of Government-appointed administrators, religious leaders should manage the affairs of Sri Jagannath temple.
KCR signed in the visitor’s book in English but noted the details of his visit in Telugu.
A five-member committee will decide the price of the tickets, 60 per cent of which will be sold online, 35 per cent available at the counters and five per cent to be held by the administration.
The agitators, mostly comprising anti-socials, laid seige to Badadanda (Grand Road) for more than five hours and attacked police personnel.
The queue system for darshan of deities at the Jagannath Temple was flouted by many devotees as they dismantled the barricades and entered the temple by breaking the queue on Monday.
Queue system will be introduced at Sri Jagannath temple here on an experimental basis from Monday as part of the reform measures suggested by the Supreme Court.