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Assembly passes Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments Amendment Bill

16/11/2019 at 8:12 PM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments (Amendment) Bill was passed by the State Assembly today. The Bill excludes Puri Gobardhan Math from the purview of 1951 Endowments Act.

“The Bill excludes Puri Gobardhan Math from the purview of 1951 Endowments Act as the Math headed by Jagadguru Shankaracharya occupies a unique place in the State,” said Law Minister Pratap Jena.

Last month, the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to hand over the control of the Govardhan Math to Puri’s Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati by taking it out of the purview of the Orissa Hindu Religious Endowment Act, 1951.

The decision to exclude the Govardhan Matt from the Act was taken considering the pre-eminence and unique place occupied by the Shankaracharya among Hindu religious institutions of State.

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