Entry Of Non Hindu?

Will Shree Jagannath Temple Authorities allow Non Hindus entry to the 12th Century Shrine?

The Temple Managing Committee will discuss the proposal mooted by the Supreme Court on entry of non-hindu devotees, Gajapati King Dibyasingh Deb today said.

Gajapati told Media that the Temple Managing Committee will also discuss the issue with religious gurus and experts.
The Supreme Court of India on 5 July suggested allowing Non-Hindus into the temple to offer obeisance to the Trinity.

However, a section of the servitors is opposed to the idea.

The Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramanium, appointed by the Supreme Court, has said on the basis of the recommendations of the Puri District Judge, he will have a meeting the temple servitors and the persons concerned after Rath Yatra and submit its report to the apex court by August 31.

Meanwhile, the Puri District Judge in his report submitted to the Supreme Court has made several suggestions for the reformation of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.

In the report, it has been suggested among other things, to abolish hereditary Sevaks and prohibit placing of Thalis and pitchers by the temple servitors to receive offering.

Control of Rosaghar and Chullas by the Temple Management, provision of separate toilets for male, female and sevaks, queue system for hassle free darshan, surveillance of collection from Hundis and receptacles, audit of Temple Funds by Accountant General, identity cards for sevaks and staff, registration of guides in the Temple office, reduction of over staff of Temple Administration and single authority for security management in Temple Premises are the other suggestions made by the District Judge in the report.

The Supreme Court, in its Interim Order, has directed the Managing Committee of the Jagannath Temple in Puri to implement the recommendations of the Puri District Judge to improve its overall functioning.

A Division bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Abdul Nazeer, had issued the directive.

The Bench has directed the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration to upload the report and recommendations of the Puri District Judge on mismanagement in the temple on the websites of the apex court, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), and Ministry of Culture within two weeks.

The Bench also asked the Temple Managing Committee to ensure a stop to the alleged exploitation of the devotees by the servitors and directed the Committee and the SJTA to initiate appropriate action against the erring servitors.

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