Puri: The Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a letter to the Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) for the opening of the temple’s treasury Ratna Bhandar.
As mentioned in the letter issued on Monday, the ASI has asked the SJTA to take the required measures to open the ‘Bhitara Ratna Bhandar’ or the inner treasure chamber of the Lord Jagannath temple for inspection as it is not in a good condition.
A letter regarding the same also has been sent to the State Law Department and ASI DG.
Earlier on April 4, 2018, an attempt had been made to open the Ratna Bhandar. However, as the treasury keys were missing, the ASI team carried out an inspection from outside. Last time, the Ratna Bhandar was opened in 1978 and 1982.