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Jagannath Temple to transfer gold, silver to SBI locker

Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday described the incident of missing keys of Ratna Bhandar of Shri Jagannath temple at Puri as unfortunate and asked the authorities to find out the truth.

Published: 09th June 2018 04:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2018 04:51 PM   |  A+A-

Jagannath Temple Puri (Express Photo|File Photo)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is reported to have decided to transfer 14 kg gold and 18 kg silver from the temple treasury to the locker of SJTA in the State Bank of India (SBI). Donations from devotees are generally kept in the temple treasury. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the temple administration held on Thursday.

Besides, the SJTA is reported to have directed servitors, associates and employees not to accept donations from devotees. It has also urged devotees to make their donations in ‘hundis’. A decision in this regard has reportedly been taken by SJTA after the Supreme Court’s judgement on Friday.

Governor reacts

Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday described the incident of missing keys of Ratna Bhandar of Shri Jagannath temple at Puri as unfortunate and asked the authorities to find out the truth. “The Governor is eager to know the facts behind alleged missing of keys of the treasury (Ratna Bhandara) of Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri,” a release issued by Governor's office here said and added, “The whole issue is an emotional one for the people of Odisha.” The Governor welcomed the judicial probe ordered by the State Government, the release said and added that “He expects the truth to come out as early as possible putting an end to all speculations and anxiety of devotees world over.”

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