According to the thousands years old tradition, the Puri Jagannath Temple does not allow non-Hindus to enter into the temple.
Jesus Engel Berger even assaulted a priest when he tried to stop him from entering into the temple.
According to the police, Jesus Engel Berger is a resident of Neureichenau in Germany and has been detained after a complaint by the priest of the Puri temple, Bandeba Pujapanda.
German tourist, Jesus Engel Berger is on visit to the temple town Puri, claims himself a follower of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).
The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a sacred Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath and eastern coast of India at Puri in the state of Odisha.