Bhubaneswar: Shut on the heels of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s demand for quick withdrawal of the contentious heritage draft bye-laws of the Union Tradition Ministry issued on the temples of Ananta Basudev and Brahmeswar, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra right now dashed a letter to Union Tradition Secretary Raghvendra Singh reiterating the State Authorities’s demand.
“The State Authorities strongly recommends quick withdrawal of the draft heritage bye-laws,” the letter of the Odisha Chief Secretary mentions, including, “It’s also prompt that NMA could have a stakeholder session together with sevayats, temple administration and the State Authorities on these delicate temple issues the place the residing deity and rituals are interlinked. The State Authorities is dedicated for constructive cooperation on this regard.”
Citing that the heritage bye-laws regarding Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri have been withdrawn by NMA (Nationwide Monument Authority) following critical discontentment from the sevayats, devotees, individuals at giant and other people’s representatives, the Odisha Chief Secretary in his letter right now apprised, “Nonetheless, draft notification regarding Ekamra Kshetra temples are nonetheless in power inflicting misery to the sevayat neighborhood, individuals at giant and devotees.”
He additional highlighted, “The Temple Belief Board and Endowment Commissioner have written to the Member Secretary, NMA for quick withdrawal of the draft notification regarding Ekamra Kshetra.”
The Chief Secretary has additionally talked about, “There have been frequent agitations concerning the non-withdrawal of those draft notifications and there’s critical apprehension that it will result in widespread agitation and disturb the day after day spiritual rituals within the temples. This type of ambiance in temples is certain to harm the spiritual sentiments of lakhs of devotees. The biggest congregation of devotees in Ekamra Kshetra will occur on March eleventh on the event of Maha Shiv Ratri competition.”