Bhubaneswar, Sept 1 (LocalWire): The state government today announced Rs 5 crore-package for rebuilding the century-old Raghunandan library that was razed as part of the exercise to demolish all structures within 75-metre radius of Meghanad Prachir, the compound wall of the 12th century Shree Jagannath temple.
The heritage library, dating back to British era and located within the precinct of the historic Emar mutt, was demolished as part of the drive to ensure the safety of Jagannath temple and develop the temple town into an international heritage site, said Puri Collector, Balwant Singh.
The library will be rebuilt in an earmarked land of the Emar monastery.
It will be revamped into an international-standard library, that will showcase books and manuscripts on Jagannath culture and heritage, Singh said.
The priceless palm manuscripts that were retrieved from the library will be preserved for posterity in the new library .
The administration is also planning to bring up a miniature museum at the proposed library complex to preserve the artifacts and antiques linked to Jagannath cult, he added.