Bhubaneswar, Dec 14: The Odisha Cabinet today approved Shree Lingaraj Temple Ordinance in line with Shree Jagannath Temple Act. The 11th century shrine is presently governed by Odisha Hindu Religious Endowment Act and the new Act will help in it better execution of rituals and management.
As per the new Lingaraj Temple Act, a Managing Committee of 15 members will be formed and empowered to manage affairs of the temple including seva-puja and nitis. The Committee will administer the temple and its properties including temples outside the premises and Mathas.
An administrator will be appointed to manage day-to-day affairs while necessary provision will be made for budget, audit & inspection. The legislation will also help in protection, management of temple properties & eviction of unauthorised occupants.