"We will cooperate with the district judge in his probe. In April, devotees were deprived of Mahaprasad for four days after a stand-off between different groups of servitors and the temple administration. The apex court on Friday asked the temple administration to prevent servitors from accepting dakshina from pilgrims. He sought some details which we will supply soon," a senior temple official said.The temple administration also met the members of Chhatisa Nijog (a confederation of different servitors) and discussed the Supreme Court directive. If the order is implemented, many servitors will suffer heavy losses," president of Daitapati Nijog (an association of servitors), Ramakrushna Dasmohapatra, said.Devotees, however, sought immediate implementation of the Supreme Court order.
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