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Nepal's King Gyanendra offers puja at Jagannath Temple

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The last of Dev today visited Shree Temple in and paid obeisance to the deities by offering special puja.

Gyanendra entered the 12th century shrine in the seaside pilgrim town along with Gajapati of Dibyasingha Deb through the south gate after the latter went in and preformed the puja.

The King also offered three rare Salagrams (ammonite) and a gold coin.

"I prayed for peace across the world," the last king said adding that he also prayed for strengthening of friendly ties between his country and

The Shri Temple Administartion (SJTA) had made special arrangements in view of the visit of the Nepal king. The temple remained closed for devotees for around three hours for the smooth conduct of rituals by him.

The has the special privilege of performing 'aarti' of Shree atop the 'Ratna Singhasan' (Podium).

The has special seva and rituals in the three important shrines like Temple at Puri, at Bhubaneswar and at Sakshigopal.

The deep spiritual ties between Odisha and Nepal are held in great reverence by the king. Adi Shankaracharya had established the rituals and practices in both the Jagannath and Pashupatinath temples.

Nepal comes under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Shankaracharyas Govardhan Math.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 21:10 IST