Puri administration reviews arrangements for Habishyalis

Puri: Ahead of the upcoming holy month of Kartika, the Puri Administration today reviewed the arrangements for the devotees who will observe ‘Habisha Brata’ (Habishyali).

District Collector, Jyoti Prakash Das chaired the review meeting with District Tourist Officer, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Deputy Collector, Executive Officer of Puri Municipality and other concerned officials.

According to sources, arrangements have been made for 2,500 Habishyalis at Puri Jatri Nivas, Kalyan Mandap, Jagannath Ballabh Matha and Mochi Sahi Kalyan Mandap. The Habishyalis will be staying at these places from October 25.

“This year we are expecting around 2,200 to 2,500 Habishyalis to visit Puri. We have already received 1,500 applications. This year we have made arrangements at four places,” the Puri Collector said.

Moreover, Puri RTO has been directed for making travel arrangements of the Habishyalis from the Kalyan Mandaps and other places to the Srimandir.

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