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No Entry For Puri

District Magistrate Puri, Balwant Singh Prohibitory orders will be imposed in parts of Puri ahead of Annual 'Snan Purnima' Festival on 5 June to prevent congregation of devotees.

After a meeting with the members of the 'Chhattisha Nijog' (36 groups of servitors), said restrictions under Section 144 of the Criminal Penal Code (CrPC) will be imposed from 10 pm on 4 June till 2 pm on 6 June 6 in Holy Town.
 
Lord Jagannath's 'Snan Purnima' (bathing rituals) will be organized in the presence of a limited number of servitors at a specific altar close to the temple's boundary wall.
 
The decision was taken to ensure strict implementation of the COVID-19 guidelines and avoid large congregations in the pilgrim town, he added.
 
Earlier, Indian Railways was asked to stop running trains to Puri till further orders.
 
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) made it clear that the Puri temple will remain out of bounds for devotees till completion of the Rath Jatra on 5 July.

People should not congregate in Puri to witness 'Snan Purnima' on 5 June, Rath Jatra on 23 June and other related rituals, said Gajapati Maharaja of Puri Divyasingha Deb.
 
SJTA Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar said devotees cannot enter the temple till 'Niladri Bije', the lord's return to the temple after the Rath Jatra, on 5 July.
 
Dr.Kumar said in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to conduct the rituals and festivals in the absence of devotees.
 
People can watch 'Snan Purnima' and Rath Jatra from their homes on television channels this time, Dr.Kumar said.
 
Department of Information and Public Relations will provide feed of the Festivals to all channels as per request of SJTA.
 


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