Puri, Dec 7 : Hundreds of Hindu seers, chiefs of various religious institutions and prominent persons from various parts of the country will be invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of Srimandir Parikrama scheduled for January 17 next, an official said on Thursday.
Sri Jagannath temple chief administrator Ranjan Kumar Das told media persons that the three-day yajna will be performed by Pundits beginning January 15.
Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb will be the Karta of the yajna and will offer Purna ahutin in yajna on January 17 noon.
The place for the Yajna has been selected. This apart, recitation of Vedic hymns by seers in front of all temple gates will be organised.
The entire Puri town will be transformed into a spiritual place.
Live streaming of the yajna and all other events will be displayed at various places in the town.
The Temple chief administrator said Sankaracharya of Gobardhan peeth Swany Neeschalananda Saraswati will also be invited to grace the occasion.
Recently the seer had expressed dissatisfaction over the functioning of the temple and the district administration alleging that he is being ignored in many religious programmea despite the Apex court directive to consult him before taking steps in temple matters.
On the other hand, the administration during the day demolished Narendra Mahala building situated in front of Simhadwar to create space for devotees to rest, besides facilitating the installation of of AC and sun shed corridor for devotees.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik who had laid foundation stone for the Parikrama project in November 2019 is expected to dedicate the Parikrama service for devotees on January 17, sources said.
The street vendors operating between Marichikot and Simhdwar were evicted and were given Rs 30 thousand each. They will be allowed near Trumpet Bridge to carry on their business.