Puri temple authorities implement plate system of Mahaprasad

Puri: As part of Srimandir reforms suggested by the Supreme Court, the Sri Jagannath temple administration (SJTA) has implemented plate system of Mahaprasad with three slab rates.

The plate will be available for Rs 70, Rs 80 and Rs 120 to the devotees. The plate of Rs 70 will have plain rice, dal, and two curries. The plate to be sold at Rs 80 will have the two additional curries and the devotees who pay Rs 120 will have kanika, khiri, purified butter rice and four curries,” SJTA chief administrator PK Mohapatra said after a meeting with Mahasuara Nijog today.

The rate chart of the Mahaprasad with its photo will be put up at Baisi Pahacha, Ananda Bazaar and the four gates of the temple for the devotees. Besides, the Suaras have been told not to put up tarpaulins and polythene sheets at Ananda Bazaar as they spoil the beauty of the temple, he added.

The SJTA also decided to lease out the hearths of Jagannath temple kitchen to Suar Mahasuar Nijog for the period of one year. There are over 200 hearths in the Jagannath temple kitchen and more than 600 cooks engaged in preparing different items served to the lords as Mahaprasad and consumed by thousands of devotees every day.

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