CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor In Puri, Details Inside

Also known as Shree Mandir Parikrama, this heritage corridor will give devotees a better darshan of the temple, Nila Chakra, and Meghanad Pacheri.

by Tashika Tyagi
CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor In Puri, Details Inside

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the much-awaited Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor in Puri on 17th January. The ₹800-crore heritage corridor is now open for public viewing. A maha yagna was started on Makar Sankranti in the Jagannath Puri temple and concluded on Wednesday afternoon, after which the CM inaugurated the corridor. A four-layer security was deployed in the area as a large number of devotees flocked to the pilgrimage to witness the opening of this new corridor.

CM Inaugurates The Much-Anticipated, ₹800-crore Heritage Corridor

On Wednesday afternoon, CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor in Puri. He was accompanied by the erstwhile king of Puri, Dibyasingha Deb during this auspicious occasion. This heritage corridor aims to give devotees a direct and peaceful visual connection to the Jagannath Temple. This project created unobstructed corridors around the Meghanada Pacheri of the temple. This will help people greatly while visiting this shrine.

Before the inauguration, there was a maha yagna at the temple. It began on Makar Sankranti and culminated today after Dibyasingha Deb offered the ‘Purna Ahuti’ in the yagna. Puri has been decked in flowers and lights to celebrate the inauguration of this corridor.


There was heavy deployment of police around the inaugural venue. As many as 80 platoons – each comprising 30 personnel – were present along with 100 supervisory officers, 250 sub-inspectors, and ASI rank officials around the temple. This was to ensure public safety as many devotees from around the country have come down to Puri to witness this occasion.


This heritage corridor is an important step in the initiative to turn Puri into a world heritage site.

Also Read: The Iconic Jagannath Temple of Puri In Odisha Gets A New Look

Netizens Quite Impressed With Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor

Jagannath Heritage Corridor inauguration
Image Courtesy: X/@Naveen_Odisha

Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor includes various facilities like parking areas, a new bridge, roads to ease movement, restrooms, and toilets for the devotees. The facilities and the overall project have left people on the internet quite impressed.

This corridor will surely ease the movement of visitors in the temple and make their visit much smoother and happier!

Cover Image Courtesy: X/@Naveen_Odisha & Wikimedia

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