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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Disabled to enter Jagannath Temple in wheelchairs in Odisha

The authorities of the Jagannath Temple in Puri has decided to open the doors of the famous shrine to physically challenged persons in wheelchairs on Thursday.

There was no written rule on allowing or disallowing wheelchairs in the 12th century temple.

A team of 140 physically challenged people coming from Gujarat would enter the 12th century shrine on Thursday.

Sources said the temple administration has taken all possible measures to entertain the devotees at the shrine.

As per reports, the physically challenged people would enter the temple through Uttar Dwar (North gate) and the wheelchair would be kept at Kirtan Chakada from where it will be taken to the Nata Mandap.

Source: Prameyanews7, 19th Nov 2015

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