UK's Jagannath Temple receives pledge of US$31 million
The magnificent Shree Jagannatha Mandir London, with Phase 1 to be completed by 2024.
May 30, 2023
Chairman and founder of the FinNest Group of Companies, Biswanath Patnaik of Orissa pledged US$ 31 million (Rs 250 crores) to the Shree Jagannatha Society UK (SJSUK) for the construction of a Jagannath Temple in London during the first-ever Jagannath Convention held on Akshaya Trithiya on April 23, 2023.
The convention was graced by Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb, the titular maharaja of Puri and aadya sevak of Lord Jagannatha, alongside titular maharani Leelabati Pattamahadei. Deb addressed the Jagannatha Convention in London on ‘Traditions of Lord Jagannatha.'