Puri: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra today said that the proposed ticket darshan system and Mahaprasad rate will be introduced in the Jagannath Temple from January next year.
The two proposals are as part of the Supreme Court –suggested reform measures for the 12th century shrine.
While the existing free darshan system will remain unaffected, the ticket facility will be introduced to allow devotees, who wish to catch close glimpse of the deities away from the maddening crowd.
“Ticket darshan system which is a variant of ‘Parimanik Darshan’ approved under the Record of Rights of the temple will be rolled out soon as the blueprint of the system is almost ready,” said Mohapatra. He further said that the temple administration will also introduce new Mahaprasad rate chart from the New Year.
In November, the SJTA chief said that maximum tickets will be sold online.
As per the decision while 60 per cent of the tickets will be sold online nearly 35 per cent of the tickets will be sold at the temple counter. At least five per cent of the tickets will be reserved under the control of chief administrator for use during emergency situations.