A Mumbai-based devotee of Lord Jagannath has donated 2,500 kg of the precious metal which would be plated on the wooden doors of the temple.
The Jagannath temple administration formed a 17-member committee to approve the design.
“The gates of Kaalahaat dwar, Jaya-Vijay dwar, Beharana dwar, Satpahach dwar, West Bhog Mandap dwar, Narasingh Temple dwar, Bimala Temple dwar and Mahalakshmi Temple dwar will be clad with silver sheets made out of over 2,500 kg silver donated by a Mumbai-based devotee. The existing doors were worn out and will be replaced with the ones made from Burma Teakwood imported from Malaysia. The devotee is also donating the wood needed for the doors,” said temple administrator (development) Ajay Jena.
A final decision in this regard will be taken after a special meeting on October 27.