Keeping Aside Protocol, Prez Murmu Walks On Bada Danda To Puri Srimandir

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Puri: Keeping aside the protocol, President Droupadi Murmu, like any other devotee, on Thursday walked on Bada danda and reached Sri Jagannath temple. This is Murmu’s first visit to the temple after becoming President of the country.

Upon reaching the temple, the President first offered prayer at Aruna Stambha. Later, she was welcomed by Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb there.

Chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration Vir Vikram Yadav, the collector, SP and other district officials.

The President also paid tribute to Pandit Gopabandhu Das outside the temple.

She was then escorted to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple for the darshan of the Trinity.

President Droupadi Murmu today reached Bhubaneswar and began her two-day trip. After reaching Bhubaneswar airport, she was welcomed by the Governor of Odisha Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

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