Monday urged the Centre to withdraw the Nationwide Monuments
Authority (NMA) draft bylaws for Ananta Basudev and Brahmeswar
temples in Ekamra Kshetra right here, per week after the Centre rolled
again the principles for Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.
In a letter, the state Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra
Mohapatra made the request to Union Tradition Secretary
Raghvendra Singh, citing apprehension of widespread agitation
if rapid motion was not taken.
Mentioning that the NMA had in January printed a
notification of draft heritage bylaws for Shree Jagannath
temple at Puri, and Ananta Basudev and Brahmeswar temples of
Ekamra Kshetra, Bhubaneswar, Mohapatra identified that it had
generated discontentment amongst servitors, devotees and other people
as these temples host dwelling deities and the publication was
achieved with none session with stakeholders.
“In view of this, the heritage bylaws regarding
Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri have been withdrawn by NMA,” the
chief secretary wrote within the letter.
Nonetheless, the principles for the Ekamra Kshetra temples right here
haven’t been rolled again but, inflicting misery to the
sevayats, individuals at giant and devotees, Mohapatra mentioned.
The Ekamra Kshetra has a sequence of sandstone temples
courting again to third century BC and fifteenth century AD.
The bylaws prohibit and regulate constructions inside
100 to 300 metre radius of the monuments which are protected
beneath the Historic Monuments and Archaelogical Websites and
In 2020, the state authorities had deliberate a
beautification undertaking across the Ekamra Kshetra space and
develop it into a serious vacationer attraction.
The chief secretary additionally mentioned that there have been
frequent agitations relating to non-withdrawal of the draft
“There’s critical apprehension that this may result in
widespread agitation and disturb the every day rituals within the
“This sort of ambiance in temples is sure to harm
the non secular sentiments of lakhs of devotees. The most important
congregation of devotees in Ekamra Kshetra will occur on
March 11 on the event of Maha Shivratri competition,”
You will need to have a peaceable ambiance and full
cooperation of servitors for conducting the competition by which
lakhs of devotees take part, the chief secretary mentioned.
The highest official additionally urged the NMA to carry
session with stakeholders, together with sevayats, temple
administration, and the state authorities on the delicate
non secular concern.
“The state authorities is dedicated for constructive
cooperation,” Mohapatra mentioned.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who hails from the
state, had on Saturday requested the chief secretary to
look at each level of the draft bylaws and write a letter to
the Secretary of Tradition Ministry, itemizing the objections. PTI
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