Lakhs of devotees throng Puri Srimandir on 1st day of new year

Puri: Lakhs of devotees thronged Puri Srimandir on Tuesday to seek blessings of the holy Trinity on New Year day.

While tourists from various parts of the country visited the pilgrim town to offer prayers at the 12th century shrine, many also visited the Konark Sun temple and flocked Chandrabhaga beach in the early hours today to witness the first sunrise of 2019.

As per reports, security arrangements have been tightened and police platoons have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

Not only Srimandir but many temples across the state witnessed devotees making beelines to get a darshan of the deities on the first day of the new year.

On the other hand, picnic spots were packed with people who left no stone unturned to make the first day of the year memorable.