Mahashivaratri: Darshan of Lord Lingaraj to be allowed this year

Bhubaneswar: Devotees will be allowed to have darshan of Lord Lingaraj at the Lingaraj Temple in Odisha capital on the occasion of Mahashivaratri this year, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary today.

The darshan will be allowed from Ada Katha while the devotees will not be allowed to the Garbhagriha  of the temple. Barricades will be created for this purpose, the official said.

However, those above 60 years of age and children below 10 years of age will not be allowed to visit the temple. The Jagara Jatra will be held with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines, said Chaudhary.

Decision in this regard was today taken a meeting chaired by the commissioner in the presence of temple servitors and officials of the temple administration.

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