Even as the Odisha government has announced partial unlock measures in the State after decline in cases of Covid, the Puri Jagannath Temple will remain out of bounds for the public till July 25.
The servitors of Baripada Jagannath temple along with the local residents requested the Odisha government to allow celebration of Rath Yatra in the town without participation of devotees.
The pilgrim city of Puri is all set to host a devotee-less Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings for the second year in a row with the Odisha government banning the major festival scheduled to begin on July 12 elsewhere in the State in view of COVID19 pandemic.
In the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19, Odisha government on Thursday decided to ban the much-awaited annual RathYatra festival dedicated to Lord Jagannath at all places in the State except Puri, the prime abode of the Lord.
Ahead of the world-famous Rath Yatra this year, the most-awaited ritual of the Chaka Dera was conducted amid the chants of Jai Jagannath and Hari Bola in presence of servitors on Bada Danda. However, the public was not allowed to participate in the observance of the niti in view of the prevailing pandemic situation.
The Snana Yatra rituals and Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity were performed sans devotees last year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
One of the most famous festivals associated with Lord Jagannath, the Chandan Yatra will be observed this year without the participation of devotees. Puri district Collector Samarth Verma made the major announcement after a crucial Chhattisa Nijog meeting today.
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