Proposed Jagannath temple in London to get Neem wood from Bhubaneswar

Prof Sanjay Satpathy of Ravenshaw University has offered the wood of the auspicious Neem tree having the images of conch, wheel, mace and lotus.

Published: 18th November 2020 12:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2020 12:03 PM   |  A+A-

Servitors escorting Lord Jagannath in Pahandi to Gundicha temple

For representational purposes (File photo| EPS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Neem wood from Bhubaneswar will be used for carving the idols of the Trinity to be installed in the proposed Jagannath temple in London. The temple would be constructed on four acre of land by the Jagannath Temple Trust, UK.

At an international webinar to discuss the vision, objectives and roadmap for the temple, the Trust stated that Prof Sanjay Satpathy of Ravenshaw University has expressed willingness to provide the wood for making of the deities Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshan. 

Satpathy has offered the wood of the auspicious Neem tree having the images of conch, wheel, mace and lotus grown in his official residence in the State Capital. Chairman of the Trust Dr Sahadev Swain and all the trustees welcomed the proposal.

Swain said the Trust also has also planned a cultural centre with the help of the State government, a cafeteria serving Odisha’s traditional food items, an auditorium and a guest house. General secretary Prakash Dey said the temple will emerge as the epicentre of Jagannath cult in entire Europe. Trustees said construction of the temple has the approval of Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati.

India Matters


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp