withdrew the notification of the draft bylaws of Nationwide
Monuments Authority (NMA) for Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri,
Odisha authorities Thursday urged the ministry of tradition to
calm down the proposed restrictions for Lingaraj and Brahmeswar
Temples right here.
The Commissioner of the Endowment, Odisha and Khurda
district collector, who can also be the president of Lord Lingaraj
Temple Belief Board, in separate letters to the NMA urged that
the notification be withdrawn instantly as the 2 temples
are “dwelling monuments” because the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri.
Khurda Collector, S Okay Mohanty in his letter mentioned that
the draft bylaws prohibit beautification and building
works across the temple. The state authorities has cleared
buildings on 75 metre radius of the Lingaraj Temple to
develop a heritage hall.
It was to get the technical know-how of the
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for conservation of the
historical construction that the trustees of Lord Lingaraj Temple
Belief Board entered into an settlement with ASI on February 10,
“The settlement restricts and codifies duties and
obligations of ASI vis-a-vis Temple Belief. The naked
studying of the settlement signifies that the significance of Lord
Lingaraj Temple as one of many Shiva Pitha for Hindus throughout
the world was given due consideration when the Belief Board
agreed to contain ASI in sure conservation works of the
historical constructed buildings, the Collector wrote.
He mentioned that a lot of habitations (Sahis)
housing servitors that are greater than millennium outdated exist
across the Lingaraj Temple.
These servitors have been offering providers to the
temple and the deity for lengthy. As they’re prone to be
severely and adversely affected by the draft notification,
they should be consulted earlier than any course of to limit their
rights is undertaken by NMA, the collector mentioned.
That is additionally necessary as any opposed impression on
servitors could have a direct bearing on the continuity of Niti
Kanti (rituals) of Lord Lingaraj, his letter mentioned.
Furthermore, the state authorities has just lately acquired
land and properties for strengthening the protection and safety
of the centuries-old shrine and likewise beautification of the
peripheral areas underneath Ekamra Growth Plan, he mentioned.
This venture will present the pilgrims with services
like ingesting water, cloak rooms and queue administration system,
The acquisition by the federal government was made by way of
negotiations and most people got here ahead to present away
their ancestral lands and properties for the consolation of the
devotees who come to the town from faraway locations, he mentioned.
This was doable due to the deep non secular and
non secular connection of the individuals with the diety and the
temple, the letter mentioned.
The Commissioner of Endowments, Odisha, C R Mohapatra
in his letter to the NMA urged for withdrawal of the bye-laws
framed for Brahmeswar Temple.
The controversy over the draft heritage bylaws erupted
after the NMA, which is underneath the ministry of tradition just lately
launched the proposed heritage bylaws for the Shri Jagannath,
Ananta Basudeva and Brahmeswar temples, defining numerous zones
for his or her conservation and periphery growth.
The draft bylaws for Ananta Basudev covers a piece
of the Lingaraj Temple in its regulated zone, whereas these for
Brahmeswar have Bhaskareswar and Megheswar temples inside its
The NMA draft bylaws identifies area inside 100 m
radius of monuments as prohibited zones, whereas the realm 200
meters past comes underneath regulated zones the place no actions
are allowed with out prior permission of the Centre.
On February 8 the Centre withdrew the draft heritage
bylaws for Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri after Odisha strongly
opposed the transfer.
On Tuesday Union Tradition Minister Prahlad Singh Patel
mentioned that solely draft heritage bylaws for Sri Jagannath temple
in Puri have been withdrawn. Nevertheless it remained in power for
Ananta Basudev and Brahmeswar temples in Ekamra Kshetra of
Bhubaneswar. PTI AAM KK
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