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Facilitation Centre

            On the request of Sri Devi Prasad Mishra, Honorable Minister for Higher education, Culture & Tourism, Govt. of Orissa, the Orissa Chair has opened a facilitation Centre with the Coordinator of the Orissa Chair as its director to provide necessary information to the pilgrims, devotees, scholars and intellectuals coming from Orissa  to Tirupati the sacred aboard of Lord Venkateswara with a view to conduct comparative study and research on Sri Jagannatha and Sri Venkateswara culture. As per the puranic traditions Niladri the aboard of Lord Jagannatha and Shesadri the aboard of Lord Sri Venkateswara have got close links in respect of promotion of spiritualism and philosophy of

 Cultural Activities at Orissa Chair   global fraternity. Acharya Ramanuja a saint of twelve century A.D visited both the places and




introduced some new daily rituals in both the temples by which the relationship between these two pilgrim places was strengthen. There is a necessary to conduct further research on the subject for which so many scholars and pilgrims particularly from Puri are coming to Tirupati and vice versa.        As per the proposal of the honorable Minister the University has decided to open the facilitation centre under the overall supervision of the Orissa Chair to facilitate this interdisciplinary study and research. Personnels positioned in the centre and their contact numbers.

1.                     Dr. Gyanaranja Panda, Addl. Coordinator – 09703436596

2.                     Dr. Ajaya Kumar Nanda, Research Associate – 09963918411


Land line number of the facilitation centre – 0877- 2287649 Extn. 316

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