The decision to reopen the religious institutions has been taken after considering the decline in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases. All the necessary COVID protocols will be strictly imposed while allowing devotees inside the religious institutions, the BMC notice read.
Entering the sanctum sanctorum is strictly forbidden for devotees while a maximum number of 100 devotees are being allowed at a time.
Lingaraj Temple and ISKCON Temple in the City will open their doors for devotees from September 1.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mandira Sebayat Sangha (OMSS) in a press conference on Monday informed to launch statewide protests on October 28 to urge the government to reopen temples. President of the OMSS, Kameswar Tripathy held discussion with priests and servitors in Baripada Jagannath temple’s premises. As per the briefing, the servitors will bang gongs and ring […]
Bhubaneswar: Its over six months since all religious institutions across Odisha remain out of the bounds for the devotees owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. However, the release of Unlock 6.0 guidelines by the Odisha government on Saturday has kindled hopes among devotees for removal of the restrictions. As per the fresh Unlock 6.0 guidelines […]
Baripada: Intensifying its agitation against the decision of State government to keep temples closed due to fear of Covid-19 infection, the Odisha Mandira Sevayat Sangha- an association of temple priests has now decided to beat gongs and ring bells in front of temples everyday from November 11. They want the government to take immediate steps […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the growing demands for reopening of temples, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday said the State government will take an appropriate decision in this regard after taking into the current scenario of COVID-19 situation and other aspects. On media query that several State governments have already allowed reopening of temples and other […]
Khordha: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all the religious institutions in the Khordha district except the Lingaraj Temple and the temples coming within the territorial jurisdiction of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have been allowed to open from January 3, 2012. As per the order of the district collector, the temples will be opened subjected to […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as temples in several parts of Odisha have reopened after a gap of almost nine months, devotees in Cuttack will have to wait a bit longer as a decision on reopening of the shrines is yet to be taken. Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani on Monday said that already the process of holding […]
Bhubaneswar: The decision of the administration to recommend Odisha government for reopening of Puri Jagannath temple ahead of New Year has been welcomed by devotees from across the State and outside. The excitement among the devotees has reached its zenith as they have been deprived of the darshan of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings […]
Bhubaneswar: The preparations to reopen Srimandir in Puri from December 23 have begun keeping in mind all the Covid-19 protocols. The 12th century shrine has been closed for the last nine months due to the ongoing pandemic situation. A closed door meeting in this regard was held between Puri district collector Balwant Singh, SP Kanwar […]
Sambalpur: Samaleswari temple, the abode of presiding deity of undivided Sambalpur district Goddess Samaleswari, will reopen for the devotees on January 3, 2021 after remaining out of bounds for several months in the wake of Covid pandemic. The decision to reopen the 16th century shrine was taken by the district administration on Friday. As per […]