Priority should be given to disciplined darshan in Srimandir: Amicus Curiae


Bhubaneswar: Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramanium- appointed by the Supreme Court to submit report regarding the Shree Jagannath Temple reforms on Sunday said that priority should be given to the disciplined way of darshan for the devotees in Srimandir.

“All necessary measures will be taken regarding the rituals of Srimandir,” Subramanium said before leaving forNew Delhi today, adding that servitors should deal properly with the devotes.

He also said, he had held discussions with the Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Deb, servitors body and Shree Jagannath temple Administration regarding the issue. The devotes will not be forced to give ‘dakshina’ (donation) to any servitors, he added.

The Amicus Curiae also said that he has given special emphasis on the socio-economic security of the servitors. Besides, the income and expenditure data of the temple will be available in the official website soon.

He will again visit to the Srimandir after three weeks to review their performance, the Amicus Curiae further informed.

On Saturday, Subramanium had expressed resentment over the alleged forcible collection of ‘dakshina’ from the devotees by the temple servitors.

On the other hand, National Security Guard (NSG) team today will inspect the security measures of the Srimandir. Earlier,on August, the security team had visited the temple for an insoection.

Notably, Subramanium had arrived in Puri for a two-day visit on September 18. He was appointed by the Supreme court to submit reports regarding the reform and rituals of the temple.

During his visit, he held discussions with SJTA, Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, the Law Secretary and the Puri District Judge.

He also had discussion with Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Deb, the Temple Managing Committee, Puri MP Pinaki Mishra and MLA Maheswar Mohanty, the Advocate General, the Chhatisha Nijog and the chairman of the Commission for Jagannath temple reforms, Justice BP Das.

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