Puri: Several devotees of Lord Jagannath are a confused lot these days. They have complained that money donated to the Jagannath temple through State Bank of India (SBI) ATMs is getting credited back to their accounts.
Panchanan Behera of the State Havildar and Constable Association said several members have expressed concern after their donations were returned to their bank accounts within a week.
Even Behera’s donation of Rs 101 every month from September 2020 till January this year was credited back.
“It is unfortunate that devotees are unable to donate to the temple at a time when it is facing funds crunch,” Behera said.
The association has informed the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) of the matter.
On the other hand, SJTA’s Administrator (Development), AK Jena said he has not received any specific complaint in this regard. “If I receive any complaint, I will take up the matter with the bank concerned,” Jena was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express.