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Shree Jagannatha Temple received a record quantity of gold jewellery as a donation from a devotee

Puri:16/2/21: The Shree Jagannatha Temple in Puri received a record quantity of gold jewellery as a donation from a devotee of the deities. A representative of the devotee met the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar at his office today and handed over him the gold jewellery weighing about 4.875 kg.

The gold jewellery includes ‘Jhoba’, ‘Srimukha’ and ‘Padma’ of deities of the Shrimandir.

A total of 40 ‘Shree Mukha Padma’ and two ‘Jhobaa’ ornaments of Lord Balabhadra, 53 ‘Shree Mukha Padma’ and two ‘Jhobaa’ of Lord Jagannatha and two ‘Tadaki’ and two ‘Jhobaa’ were donated to the temple.

An official of the temple administration said 4.858 kg gold and 3.876 kg sliver were used to make the gold jewellery.

Official sources said the huge quantity of the jewellery have been kept at the temple office’s treasury amid tight security. The temple administration will hand over the jewellery to the ‘Bhandara Mekapa’ tomorrow, the sources added.

Sources said the devotee chose the auspicious ‘Basant Panchami’ to donate the ornaments to the deities of the Shrimandir.

Upon being asked the temple administration refused to divulge details of the devotee who donated the jewellery. The devotee requested the temple administration not to reveal the identity.

During the specific ‘besha’ of the deities the gold jewellery will be used, the sources added.

Earlier, a devotee from Bhubaneswar donated ‘Surjya’ and ‘Chandra’ ornaments to the deities of the Srimandir.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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