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Puri Srimandir servitor demands for opening of four doors of temple, threatens hunger strike

Puri(20/04/2024): A servitor of Puri Srimandir raised demand for opening of four doors of the temple.
Senior servitor Damodar Mahasuar, during the meeting observed that the four gates of Srimandir should be opened for devotees well before the Ratha Yatra, which will start on July 7.
He also warned to launch a hunger strike if the demand is not met at the earliest. Mahasuar alleged that the police personnel are seeking bribes from devotees to facilitate the darshan of the deities taking advantage of huge crowd.
No comments were received from the temple administration.
Ahead of the world-famous Ratha Yatra, the first meeting of the Ratha Yatra Coordination Committee discussed the measures and provisions for the peaceful conduct of the festival. Devotees currently enter the temple through the Singhadwar (lions’ gate) and it often causes a huge rush and long queues forcing them to wait for several hours. Keeping this in view, various outfits, people from different walks of life and political leaders have been demanding for the opening of the four dwaras (doors) of the shrine Entry through the other three gates was restricted during the COVID pandemic.