New Delhi, Apr 25:  Cracks were detected in the stone beams of the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri during the recent de-plastering work, Lok Sabha was informed today. “During the recent de-plastering work in the interior of Jagmohan of Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri, some cracks have been noticed in the stone beams,” Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply. (Also Read: Jagannath temple selling land to raise Rs.1,000 crore maintenance corpus ) Also Read - Jagannath Temple in Odisha's Puri Opens Its Door For Devotees After 9 Months. Public Darshan Allowed From Jan 3

Experts from Archaeological Survey of India, IIT Madras and Core Technical Committee for the temple visited the shrine and submitted reports (in this regard), the Minister said. “The suggestions have been examined and essential conservation work is attended regularly to maintain the temple’s legacy for future generations,” he added. Also Read - As Coronavirus Cases Decline, Religious Places to Reopen in Odisha From This Date | Details Here

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