Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has recommended to audit accounts of 150 temples in the State.
The Law Department has asked the State Principal Accountant General to audit the annual income and expenditures of 150 temples and mutts across the state for transparency.
Among temples, the accounts of 17 mutts in Khordha and 10 temples and one mutt in Bhubaneswar will be audited.
The temples and one mutt , which will undergo audit in Bhubaneswar, included Bharti Mutt, Saraswati Temple (Jagamara), Manchanath Temple (Mancheswar), Saptasati Temple (Rasulgarh), Giri Durga Temple (Janpath), Nilakantheswar Temple (BDA Colony, Chandrasekharpur), Patitapaban Temple (Laxmisagar), Lakheswar Mahadev Temple (Baramunda), Maa Bhuasuni Temple, Dadhibaman Jew Temple and Mukti Chintamaniswar Temple, according to reports.
The temples including Bata Bhuasuni Temple at Janla, Lakheswar Mahadev at Nakhara and Bhagabati Temple at Banapur will be audited.
The decision came after massive amassment of temple properties came to fore during account audits of 61 temples in the State.