Himansu Shekhar Rout

With the inauguration of Srimandir Parikrama Prakalpa slated on January 17, Maha Yajna will be solemnized tomorrow in the pilgrim city of Puri. Recital of four Vedas will be performed.

On the other hand, the district administration has made provision for parking lots at three places in view of the entry of a large number of vehicles into the city. Elaborate security has been arranged and 44 platoons of police will be deployed. The entire town will be under CCTV surveillance.

As per reports, an air of religious fervour is prevailing in the holy city for the inauguration of Srimandir Parikrama Prakalpa. Adhibas Yajna was going on while Maha Yajna will begin tomorrow.

It was stated that as per auspicious moments calculated from the horoscope of Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb, rituals like Surya Puja, Bramhana Baran, and Deba parayan will start from 7 am on Monday. 
Devi Rajguru, the representative of the Gajapati Maharaja, said,”Vedadhyais will recite four Vedas near the four gates of the temple. The Vedacharya and Vedadhyais will be ordained. Besides, Srisukta and Purusasukta will be recited tomorrow.”

Keeping a large congregation of devotees from various parts of the country in view, three parking lots have been put in place. A multi-stoyred parking lot has been constructed at Medical Chhak at a cost of Rs 81.63 core. The parking lot has come up over 3 acres of land. The parking lot can accommodate 500 four-wheelers and 500 bikes. 
 
Besides, Sri Jagannath Ballabh Pilgrimage centre has been set up over 7000 square/ft land and it can provide parking facilities to 300 bikes and 1400 four-wheelers. The parking lot at Sangam spreading over 43 acres of land will accommodate 429 buses, 549 cars, 258 auto rickshaws and 1054 bikes. 

Collector Samarth Verma said, “The work of Sri Marg and Sri Setu has been completed. A trial run on the Srisetu will be done tomorrow.”  

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As part of security arrangements, 44 platoons of police personnel along with K-9 teams will be deployed in the city along with surveillance and bomb-defusing teams. The city will be under surveillance of 135 CCTVs fixed at different locations of the city. 

Ashish Singh, Central range DIG, said that technology will be used for security. Face recognition system will keep a vigil on all devotees while special security will be done on the inauguration day as 20 more platoons of police will be deployed.”

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