Bhubaneswar: Servitors and several devotees across the State on Wednesday resumed protest by beating gongs, ringing bells and blew conchs urging the Odisha government to reopen temples with COVID-19 restrictions in place.
The protest, which was called by Odisha Mandira Sebayat Sangha (OMSS), witnessed participation of servitors and devotees at major religious places across the State.
During the protest, which began at 9 am across the State, the protesters demanded reopening of the temples at the earliest and said the protracted closure has put their livelihood at stake.
Earlier on October 7, the servitors had staged such protests outside all major temples demanding the opening of religious places.
During the protest, the servitors had demanded compensation from the government for their financial losses due to the closure of the temples.
(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)