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CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Srimandir Parikrama Prakalpa

by Nita Mishra

In a momentous occasion set to mark a new chapter in spiritual connectivity, the grand inauguration of the Rs 800 crore Srimandir Parikrama Prakalpa, also known as the Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor project, is scheduled for Wednesday. The much-anticipated event will witness Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik officiating the ceremony, breathing life into a project that promises to redefine the pilgrim experience.

A Tapestry of Colors: Pilgrim Town Adorned with Flowers, Lights, and Graffiti

As the sun sets, the pilgrim town comes alive with a vibrant display of colors. Flowers, lights, and graffiti create a magical atmosphere, setting the stage for the auspicious inauguration of the Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor project.

Project Highlights: Enhancing the Pilgrim Experience

The ambitious project encompasses a multitude of features aimed at enhancing the overall pilgrim experience. From strategically designed parking areas to the majestic Shree Setu (bridge) and Shree Danda (road) running parallel to Bada Danda, the project is a testament to thoughtful planning. These additions are poised to ease the movement of devotees and make their sacred journey more seamless.

The pilgrimage center, equipped with modern amenities, including restroom facilities and cloakrooms, ensures that visitors have a comfortable and fulfilling experience in and around the revered Jagannath temple.

Countdown to Inauguration: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to Unveil Project Amidst Devotee Fervor

The clock is ticking as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to arrive at 1 pm to unveil the monumental project at 1.30 pm. Devotees from various corners of Odisha and the country have already flocked to the holy town, eagerly awaiting the inauguration. The chief minister will also premiere documentary videos highlighting the project, adding an informative dimension to the grand event.

Culmination of Spiritual Festivities: Purnahuti in the ‘Havan’ by Gajapati Maharaj

Against the backdrop of a three-day-long yagna, Gajapati Maharaj of Puri Divyasingha Deb will perform the ‘purnahuti’ in the ‘havan’ between 1.30 pm to 2 pm. The much-anticipated moment will coincide with Patnaik dedicating the project to the devoted pilgrims.

Sacred Parikrama: A Spiritual Journey Around the Temple

Post-inauguration, the priests, sadhus, and other dignitaries, accompanied by the chief minister, will embark on a spiritual journey around the Parikrama, encircling the divine Jagannath temple between 2 pm to 2.30 pm.

National Congregation: Sadhus from 90 Shrines Join the Celebrations

The holy town has become a focal point for sadhus from 90 shrines and religious institutions across the country. With preparations ensuring their smooth stay, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has gone the extra mile. A special auditorium, complete with large digital screens, has been set up on the Parikrama, accommodating up to 900 guests.

The Final Touch: Smooth Darshan and Dignitary Arrivals

Puri Collector Samarth Verma assures the public that all arrangements are in place. The newly constructed Shree Marg (road), Shree Setu (bridge), and Jagannath Ballav Parking area have been seamlessly integrated into the town’s infrastructure. Dignitaries, including esteemed guests and officials, have already started arriving, and the morning hours have witnessed a smooth darshan of the deities.

The stage is set, and the air is charged with spiritual fervor as the Srimandir Parikrama Prakalpa project is poised to unfold its grandeur, promising a transformative experience for all those who embark on this divine journey.

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