At about 8 pm, the miscreant opened fire at the victim, later identified as Sibaram Patra, in front of Kakudikhai Temple.
Police personnel and servitors of Sri Jagannath temple caught a youth who was climbing onto the Natamandap of Srimandir on Monday.
Says there is no threat to Srimandir and the 12th century shrine is safe
A 21-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Culture, Tourism and Transport led by TG Venkatesh on Thursday visited the Sri Jagannath Temple and had darshan of the holy Trinity.
Opposition BJP, Congress members created ruckus over impact of construction work on the shrine
Decision on allowing devotees into the shrine for witnessing ‘mangal arati’ will be taken later
Sri Jagannath temple will remain open for devotees from 5.30 am till 9 pm except for Sunday.
As many as 10 mobile squads have been engaged in inspecting hotels, restaurants, guesthouses and dharmashalas to ensure strict adherence to the SOP on Covid-19.
These are challenging times for local traders, both small and medium who are also suffering due to onslaught of multinational companies dealing in consumer goods.
The Srimandir Parikrama project will be undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs 331.28 crore and will see the construction of various amenities and infrastructure along the temple boundary.
Estimated at Rs 331.28 crore, the project includes a seven-lane-wide pathway for devotees and a separate lane for the deities around the Meghanad Prachir of the temple.
As per tradition, the ritual of 'Kauri Khela' (dice game), a form of gambling between Lord Jagannath and his consort Mahalaxmi, was performed at the shrine.
The devotees are required to produce complete vaccination certificate or RT-PCR negative report obtained within 96 hours of visiting the temple.
With relaxation of Covid restrictions across the State, the Sri Jagannath temple managing committee finalised a new standard operating procedure (SOP) for devotees on Wednesday.
Late in the night, birth of Lord Krishna and a complex set of rituals were observed by servitors in the shrine.