Bhubaneswar: The Shree Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will remain out of bounds for devotees from today. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued an order in this regard.
The BMC authorities restricted the public entry to the Lingaraj Temple until further order. The decision has been taken after significant number of Sebayats of the temple tested positive for the Covid virus. The measure will also help contain further spread of the virus, the BMC said in a statement.
It further directed the temple administration to ensure the temple remains opened for usual rituals only.
Also, the Lingaraj temple administration will organize the Ashokastami Car Festival amid restrictions.