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Jagamohan pics of Puri Temple goes viral in Social Media

Puri: Some photographs of Jagamohan and sanctum sanctorum of Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri have gone viral on social media as it was publicly posted on the Facebook timeline of a person named Sadanand Sharma on September 25 on 2016.

According to reports, the pictures are believed to have been taken during a scientific investigation inside the Jagamohan and the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir during Rath Yatra this year.

Puri Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Pradeep Jena informed that Sharma was earlier associated with the conservation of temple project.

'Sharma has apologized to all the devotees of the Puri Sri Jagannath Temple for posting the pictures on Facebook,' informed Jena.

Official sources said, Sadanand Sharma in a message claimed that he was aware of the sensitivity of the conservation matter and all the pictures have been removed from his Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Justice BP Das Commission of Inquiry for Reforms in Srimandir today sought report from the Law secretary, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Puri Collector and SP after photos of repair works of Jagamohan, the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the 12th century shrine were found posted on social media.

Justice BP Das Commission has directed the authorities to submit a detailed report in connection with the incident within 10 days.

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