Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri will reopen for devotees from February 1, 2022. It will remain closed on Sundays for sanitisation purpose due to the COVID-19 situation, informed Puri Collector Samarth Verma today.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had earlier this month decided for closure of the shrine from January 10 till January 31 in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
A meeting of the Chhatisa Nijoga through videoconferencing was held today, wherein SJTA Chief Administrator, Puri Collector and Puri SP were present.
It was decided in the meeting that the temple will reopen for devotees from February 1.
Though the 12th century shrine was closed for the devotees, rituals of the deities were continuing.
Several employees of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and servitors had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.