Friday, November 20, 2009

2 foreigners enter Puri temple, create flutter

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    • There was a lot of hulla-baloo over entry of two non-Hindu devotees into the Sri Jagannath Temple here this morning. The devotees _ Malaysian Lee Chee Sung and an NRI Hindu from Australia J.Raman, both followers of ISKCON _ were found inside the temple. The priests on duty suspecting their nationality and religious bearings as per the tradition questioned them. As they could not explain their `gotra’ and caste, the priests handed them to the temple police. During questioning, it was learnt that the duo had no idea of the restrictions over the entry of non-Hindus into the temple.


      The Australian said he was a Hindu but settled there and an ISKCON devotee. Police after verifying their credentials released them.