Queue system for devotees for darshan of Jagannath in Odisha

Puri: Resentment brewed among the servitors and general public following a queue system for darshan of deities at the Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri.

The queue system will be implemented on an experimental basis from October 1.

This is being done as per the suggestions by the Supreme Court towards the temple reforms.

As per the new system, devotees will form a queue at the Singhadwara and move inside the temple through barricades. Similarly, after having darshan, they will exit through the Uttaradwara. There will be separate barricades for men and women.

However, the servitors said there is no need for a queue system in Jagannath temple.

“If queue system is implemented, it will be applicable for all the VIPs including the bureaucrats. We will see how the bureaucrats tolerate the scorching sun by standing in queue to have the darshan of Lord Jagannath and his siblings,” said a servitor.

Infrastructural work for the queue system has already been initiated by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). Drilling is underway on Baisi Pahacha to install iron railings for forming barricades.

several devotees have expressed displeasure over the drilling work on Baisi Pahacha saying that it would hurt the religious sentiments of people.