PURI:Temple Vaidyas on Sunday offered ‘Dasamula Modak’, a health boosting medicine prepared from 10 types of herbs, to Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshan in ‘Anasara Ghara’, where the deities are being treated for fever. ‘Khali Laagi’, a face make up cream, was applied to the faces of the deities by the Pati Mahapatra servitor late in the night.
On Saturday, new idols of the deities who have been lying on the sick bed after Brahma Parivartan were made to sit on their pandals called ‘Chaka Bije’ by Daitapatis.
Meanwhile, with an aim to ensure timely and smooth completion of Rath Yatra related works on the temple premises, Chief Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration Suresh Chandra Mahapatra has deputed three senior officers.
They would work in shifts round the clock in the temple till the Rath Yatra.
They will be responsible for timely completion of daily rituals of the deities to curb delay in commencement of Rath Yatra scheduled for July 18, said temple sources.
GIS Power Stations Commissioned
State-of-the-art 33/11 kv GIS (gas insulated sub-stations) of three power stations were commissioned by Maheswar Mohanty, Chairman of Nabakalebara Infra Monitoring Committee here on Sunday.
The power stations have been built at a cost of Rs 175 crore to provide increased and uninterrupted supply to the town during Rath Yatra. The units have been installed at Baliapanda in western part of the town, Sriramnagar in the east and Kacheri Chhak in the heart of the town. These units would supply power to the entire town through 38 sub-stations connected through underground power cables. Functioning of the network will be monitored round-the-clock and defects in the grid could be corrected through remote controlled devices. This is the first such system activated in the State. Managing Director of Grido Hemant Kumar Sharma, Executive Engineer of CESU SK Popli and Director (HR) of OPTCL SK Rath were present.