Puri, Nov 17: The three giant bejeweled beds (Ratna Palankas) of Puri Jagannath Temple will be replaced with new ones.
This was decided at a meeting held on Thursday chaired by Chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Ranjan Kumar Das.
The temple administration has collected Burma teak wood and a devotee has donated silver to decorate the Ratna Palankas.
The ivory artworks will be retrieved from the old Ratna Palankas and fixed on the new ones.
The work will begin on Friday and the new beds will be commissioned in service of the deities on the Odia New Year (Pana Sankranti).
Besides, it was decided to repair the Prava (tiaras) of Bhu Devi, Sri Devi, Rama, Krishna, Madan Mohan and Amabasya, the representative idols of the main deities.
Among others, Puri collector Samarth Verma, SP K Vishal Singh, members of the temple managing committee, and officials of ASI attended the meeting.