Srimandir to remain closed for devotees on every Sunday

Puri: Devotees will no more be allowed to enter Puri Srimandir for Darshan on Sundays from next week, informed f Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Krishan Kumar here today.

To curb spread of COVID-19, the temple will be sanitised on every Sunday as it used to be after reopening of the temple in December last year.

The decision regarding restriction on devotees’ entry inside the shrine was taken at Chhatisa Nijog meeting held on March 23, though the temple administration had not confirmed the day. At the meeting, the SJTA had given permission for holding of rituals of Agniutsav at the shrine on March 27 and Dola Purnima on March 28 (today).

The meeting was attended by district Collector and the SP, among others.

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