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Cracks in Odisha’s Jagannath temple Nata Mandap

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The Archaeological Survey of India has found water leakage from the ceiling of the Nata Mandap of the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri. According to news, an inspection team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Wednesday found cracks in the column capital of Jagannath temple’s Nata Mandap in Puri. According to the team includes officials of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai and IIT Kharagpur, found the cracks during an inspection of the 12th-century shrine.

There are four central beams & one of the four has cracks. According to the team, there is no sign of danger in any imminent danger but at the same time, it cannot be left unattended. The team has decided to monitor the performance of that beam. The roofing and central beam performances will be monitored by IIT-Chennai and IIT-Kharagpur. Not only that water seepage from the ceiling was also detected in the Nata Mandap. The ASI will take necessary action based on the report submitted by the team for the preservation of the structure after discussing with the temple servitors and administration.

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