Jajpur: As the State Government has started unlock process with decline of COVID-19 infections in second wave of the pandemic, Jajpur district administration decided to reopen Maa Biraja Temple for devotees from August 4.
Maa Biraja Temple will reopen for devotees from Wednesday. The devotees will be allowed for darshan and worship of deity with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, informed Jajpur Collector Chakravarti Singh Rathore today.
All the religious institutions including the Biraja Temple in Jajpur district was closed since May this year.
As per the fresh order by the Office of Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha, the district magistrates/municipal commissioners are authorised to allow public worship in religious places with appropriate Covid-19 restrictions and due observance of Covid-19 protocols, based on local assessment of situation and due consultation with relevant stakeholders.
On July 31, SRC Pradeep Jena announced Complete Unlock with effect from August 1, 2021.
The State was under lockdown since May 5, 2021 with staggering number of COVID cases during second wave.