Foundation stone laid for Rs 331 crore heritage corridor project in Puri
   Date :25-Nov-2021

Odisha Chief Minister Nav
THE foundation stone for the Rs 331-crore heritage corridor project in Odisha’s Puri was laid by ‘Gajapati Maharaja’ Divyasingha Deb in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. The foundation stone for the ‘Srimandir Parikrama’ project was laid on the culmination of the three-day-long “Mahayajna” near the boundary wall of Lord Jagannath temple amid chanting of ‘slokas’ by priests of the ‘Shrotriya’ Brahmin community as ‘Jai Jagannath’ intonations rented the air.
‘Gajapati Maharaja’ -- the titular king of Puri, considered the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the rituals of ‘Mahayajna’ as the ‘Karta’. “Jay Jagannath! Today is a historic day for all Jagannath devotees all over the world and indeed a sacred day for the people of Odisha,” Patnaik remarked. The Chief Minister felicitated 10 persons who donated their ancestral land, adjacent to the temple, for the project. The ambitious heritage corridor project was unveiled in December 2019.