Puri temple: Fresh ban on chewing paan & gutka

The administration of the Puri Jagannath Temple in Bhubaneswar has once again appealed to visitors to refrain from consuming paan and gutka on the temple premises. Previous attempts to ban these substances in 2006 and 2019 were unsuccessful. The temple administration released an official notification stating that the use of paan in a temple is a sin and warned of strict enforcement of the ban. The administration has sought cooperation from the servitors and officials to ensure compliance with the order.