Silver Ingots For Kalahata Dwar Of Srimandir To Be Stored In Odisha’s Puri Treasury

Puri: Sri Jagannath temple administration (SJTA) has decided to coat the Kalahata Dwar of the Jagannath temple with silver plates for which it would require silver weighing five quintals altogether.

The Kalahata Dwar of Srimandir has been planned to be kept in the strongroom of the Puri district treasury.

Talking to media persons here on Monday, temple administrator (development) Ajay Jena said the required silver ingots now stored in 11 boxes at the Niladri Bhakta Nivas would be shifted to the strong room of the district treasury on Tuesday on the direction of the District Collector. The silver transportation process would be completed this week.

Jena also informed newsmen that while the temple administration has planned to coat eight gates of the temple with silver, the coating process for Beherana Dwar, Jaya Vijay Dwar, Sata Pahacha Dwar, Bhoga Mandap Dwar, Laxmi Mandir Dwar, Adi Nrusingha Mandir Dwar and Bimala Mandir Dwar has already been completed.

The Kalahata Dwar is expected to be refurbished by the Rath Yatra next year.

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