SJTA to issue SOP for conducting Snan Purnima
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will soon issue the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to conduct the Snan Purnima rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings. The SJTA Chief Administrator, Krishan Kumar, on Wednesday held discussions with Daita servitors over conducting Snan Purnima ritual of Lord Jagannath scheduled for June 24. The servitors have agreed to render their services adhering to Covid protocols as they did last year, Kumar told mediapersons.
A meeting with Chhatisha Nijog, the apex body of temple servitors, will be held soon and a detailed SOP will be issued, he said.
Meanwhile, the carpentry work to replace the worn out temple doors with new ones has commenced. At least 15 expert carpenters are working on these doors on Burma teak. Thereafter, silver plating of doors will be taken up. All these works will be executed in line with traditional temple art, the SJTA chief said.
A Mumbai-based devotee has donated 1,345 kg of silver for the silver coating of these doors. Once the woodwork is completed, permission will be sought from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for silver coating.
The existing lighting system of the entire temple complex will also be revamped, Kumar said.