Sri Jagannath needs rescue from felonies by Puri Pandas

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Now again a visitor to Sri Mandira, the temple of Lord Jagannath has been subjected to outrage of modesty and loot by a Sevayat. This is a national shame. But the Government is not in a position to stop exploitation of believers by the Brahmins, as political weakness stands on the way. The people must wake up to force the government to appoint qualified sevayats from any caste through public service selections on the basis of knowledge in every facet of Jagannath culture. The issue was discussed by me in a column of mine which has been placed in a compilation of my columns under the title ‘Dura Adura’. I reproduce the article here for my web visitors.

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