The three-day all India Sai devotees’ conference and the 9th annual festival of the consecration of the Siridi Sai temple complex near Kapilash concluded on Saturday.
Around 500 devotees from Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Chennai and Karnataka, apart from thousands from across the State, participated.
Santh Ganesh Das Ji of Bhima Sankar Jyotirlinga who was the initiator of the Siridi Sai Temple at Krushna Kumarpur in Dhenkanal reportedly has not been coming to the conference for the last four years after being elected as the chief of the ‘Nath’ cult, chairman of the temple trust Dwarika Mohan Mishra said.
Apart from the Siridi Sai temple, Mandap of Nabagraha, temple of Rama, Laxman and Sita, dining hall, prayer hall, guest house, Gosala, Dhuni mandap and Yangya Mandap have been constructed in the 25 acre compound, Mishra informed.
Arrival of Sikh Guru Trilochan Das on the concluding day elevated the gravity of the conference. The temple management provided parking place, lunch and Ladu as ‘Prasad’ free of cost to over 12,000 devotees.
Regretfully, the temple management had failed to make special arrangement for differently abled, senior citizens and mediapersons for darsan.