Puri: Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana visited Jagannath Temple, here and had darshan of the deities on Saturday morning.
Attired in traditional dress, the CJI arrived at Singhadwar (Lions’ Gate) of the temple in the morning. He was received by secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian, chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar, district collector Samarth Verma and SP KV Singh.
The chief justice had darshan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. He also went to the temples of Devi Bimala and Laxmi besides other deities on the premises.
The CJI, who spent about 45 minutes inside the temple, was taken around by priest Rajat Pratihari.
He appreciated the ongoing silver plating of the temple. The chief administrator informed him about beautification of the temple and its surroundings and heritage corridor.
Chief Justice of Orissa High Court S Muralidhar, Puri district judge, superintendent of ASI Arun Kumar Mallik and other high officials accompanied the CJI.
The CJI had arrived in Puri on Friday evening on his two-day visit to Odisha. He is scheduled to attend several functions in Cuttack and return to New Delhi on Saturday evening.