Foundation Stone of Srimandir Parikrama Project laid
Puri: Gajapati Dibyashingha Deb laid the foundation stone of Shri Jagannath Temple ‘Parikrama Prakalpa’ (Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project) here in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday, the last day of 3-day Mahayajna at Jagannath Temple.
Puri Gajapati, who is the first servitor of Lord Jagannath had been performing the rituals of Mahayajna as Karta for the last two days.
Attending the last day of the ritual, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Today is a historic day for all Jagannath devotees across the globe and indeed a sacred day for the people of Odisha”.
He also felicitated 10 persons, who have donated their land adjacent to the heritage corridor project.
To transform Puri into a world class heritage city, the state government has purchased land from 115 families around the shrine. The Puri Heritage Corridor Project was first unveiled in December 2019. The project is a part of the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme.