Puri: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has outright rubbished media reports of it mooting to allow devotees to have darshan of the Lords after registering themselves online.
“Today we came to know from media reports that SJTA has decided to allow devotees for darshan of the Lords through online registration. We are aware of such reports circulating in the media. I want to make it clear that no such decision of allowing darshan through online application has been taken by the SJTA,” informed Niti Prasashak of SJTA Jitendra Kumar Sahoo briefing reporters here today.
There is no such proposal with the SJTA, he clarified.
Responding to queries that Ramchandra Das Mohapatra, a Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee Member had made the claim that the matter was discussed at the temple’s managing committee’s meeting, Sahoo said that no such proposal had come up for discussion at the meeting.
He said that the opinion expressed by the temple managing committee member could be his personal opinion.
There is no such process underway even, he added.
Ananta Tiadi, another member of the temple managing committee also denied of any such proposal having taken up at the committee’s last meeting.
Tiadi further said that if any such proposal is taken up, the media will be informed accordingly.
He clarified that the member’s opinion could be his personal opinion.
It may be mentioned here that devotees of Lord Jagannath have been deprived darshan at Lord Jagannath temple here for the last five months.
Earlier in the day, Ramchandra Das Mohapatra, a member of the temple managing committee had claimed that process is underway for allowing darshan of the Lords by the devotees after the latter making an application for the same through online registration.