Odisha News Times Bureau
Puri, June 4:
The long tussle between Puri Jagannath temple administration and servitors was resolved with the decision allowing the servitors to touch the deities during upcoming festival Snana Purnima of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.The statement and differences with servitors were sorted out, informed Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief administrator Pradeep Jena.
However, the final decision on the demand allowing the servitors’ families to touch the deities will be taken on June 13.
The meeting was held last evening after the servitors boycotted the third meeting of Rath Yatra Coordination Committee and handed over a memorandum to Law Minister Pratap Jena at the premises of Gopabandhu Ayurveda College in pilgrim city yesterday demanding to meet their demands.