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ASI to undertake laser scanning in Shree Jagannath Temple

ASI to undertake laser scanning in Shree Jagannath Temple
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
Bhubaneswar, Jul 12 (PTI) The Archaeological Survey of

India (ASI) will undertake laser scanning of some important

parts of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri during the 9-day Ratha

Jatra festival when the deities will not be in the temple.

This was revealed by Shree Jagannath Temple

Administration (SJTA) chief administrator Krishan Kumar on

Sunday.

Kumar said the ASI, which looks after the

conservation and preservation of the 12th-century shrine in

Puri, had requested the temple administration for a laser

scanning of the temple.

"After discussing with stakeholders, it was decided to

allow the ASI to conduct laser scanning at Nata Mandap,

Jagamohan and other parts of the temple, except the Garba

Gruha (sanctum sanctorum)", he said.

Replying to a question, Kumar said the decision in

regard to Garbha Gruha will be taken after analysing the

benefits of the laser scanning. He said a committee of

servitors has been formed in presence of whom the laser

scanning at the temple will be done.

On silver-plating of the temple doors, Kumar said the

work will be done at eight dwaras (doors) with help of a

donor. The temple administration is not in a hurry to finish

the work as no time limit has been fixed for the same.

The sliver required for the silver-plating of the

temple doors were donated by a Mumbai-based devotee of Lord

Jagannatha. The silver packets reached the SJTA office on

Friday, sources said.

A team of ASI had earlier visited the shrine and

observed that laser scanning is required to ascertain the

condition of structures in the ancient temple.

"As other people are not allowed entry into certain

parts of the temple in normal days, we want to complete the

laser scanning when the deities are out of the temple for

nine-day Ratha Jatra," ASI''s Superintendent Archaeologist Arun

Mallick said. PTI AAM

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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