Recently, the Supreme Court has dismissed petitions challenging the construction work of Jagannath Temple in Puri.
The construction activities under the Shri Mandir Parikrama Project were challenged. This is a heritage corridor project.
In the petition, the violation of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR), 1958, due to construction activities, was made the basis of the challenge.
According to the Act, no construction can take place within 100 meters of the prohibited area. Dismissing the petitions, the Supreme Court said that the construction activities of the state government are necessary in the larger public interest.
At the same time, it also said that these activities are in line with the Remains Act as well as the directions issued by the Supreme Court in the year 2019.
Puri Jagannath Temple:
- It was built by King Anantvarman Chodaganga Dev of the Ganges dynasty.
- Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra and her elder brother Balabhadra are worshiped in the Puri temple. These are called the Holy Trinity.
- Puri is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages in India.
- The other three dhams are Dwarka, Badrinath and Rameshwar.
- The main temple is built in the Kalinga architectural style. The main temple is a curved structure.
Source – The Hindu