Puri: A photo of Lord Jagannath from inside the Srimandir, posted on social media has raised concerns over vigilance of devotees entering the 12th century shrine.
The photo was taken from Jagmohan and posted on Facebook by one – Akash Choudhury with a note in Bengali which translates to:
“This moment will never be forgotten in my life. Today I could do Lord Jagannath’s darshan, I will never forget this moment ever in my life.”
While a case has been filed by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration in this matter with the Singhadwar Police, the question remains, how this person managed to carry a smartphone inside the heavily guarded Jagannath Temple.
However, such an incident is not new, as devotees managed to enter the shrine with phones due to poor reconnaissance near Singhadwar. It remains to be seen what action will be taken in this matter and whether surveillance and security will be tightened further.
According to Section 30-A (4-C) of the Jagannath Temple Act, people cannot bring cameras inside the temple. Violation of this Act is a punishable offense punishable with imprisonment up to two months and a fine of Rs 1,000.