Odisha devotee donates over 8kg of gold and silver ornaments to Puri Srimandir


Puri: An anonymous devotee of Lord Jagannath donated gold and silver ornaments weighing over 8kg to Puri Srimandir on Tuesday.

In the presence of Krishan Kumar, Chief Administrator of the Administration of Shree Jagannath Temple (SJTA), the devotee today donated 4.858 kg of gold and 3.876 kg of silver ornaments.

The adornments include 40 Srimukha Padma and 2 Jhoba from Lord Balabhadra, 53 Srimukha Padma and 2 Jhoba from Lord Jagannath and 2 Tadaki as well as 2 Jhoba from the goddess Subhadra.

The ornaments will be used during the different beshas (outfit) of the Trinity.

During this time, the ornaments were transferred to the Nazir Khana (godown of Srimandir) and kept under strict security.

Earlier in November 2020, a devotee reportedly approached the SJTA and expressed their desire to donate 400g of gold ornaments.

The temple administration then accepted his proposal and sent him the traditional designs of ornaments used by the deities.

Likewise, in October last year, an anonymous devotee from Mumbai also expressed his desire to donate gold worth Rs 2.5 crore to make ornaments for the Trinity.

In addition, a Jaipur-based devotee had also expressed his desire to donate 1,920 kg of silver for the plating of Jaivijay, Kalahat and Beharan – the three important gates of the Srimandir sanctum sanctorum.

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