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Shivling Worshipped in Lingaraj Temple in Orissa to have Silver Cover

The Shivling worshipped in Lingaraj Temple in Orissa will be covered with silver cladding. The stone Shiv Lingam was earlier covered with silver cover but was discontinued.
The New Indian Express reports
The ‘Shiv Linga’ at Lingaraj temple will once again have a silver cladding from Monday. The decision was taken at a meeting of Lingaraj Temple Trust Board presided by its chairman, Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Abanikanta Patnaik.
Patnaik said the board decided to clad the ‘Linga’ with silver cover again from Monday. The silver cover had adorned the ‘Linga’ for a few days after it was donated by a devotee last year. But, it was removed following a dispute, he said.
The ADM said the meeting of the board was convened following the decision of the sub-committee to clad the ‘Linga’ with silver from any Monday.