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Covid Negative Report Not Mandatory For Entering Jagannath Temple From Today

The coronavirus restrictions might be strictly adopted, Puri Collector mentioned.


After a spot of round 10 months, the devotees can go inside Lord Jagannath temple from Thursday with out a obligatory requirment of showinbg COVID-19 unfavourable report.

The choice to carry the supply of manufacturing COVID-19 unfavourable report for entry within the twelfth century shrine from Thursday was knowledgeable by Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Krishan Kumar Wednesday after a gathering with the Puri district administration and the native police.

“The devotees can enter the temple from 7 am of January 21. The obligatory manufacturing of COVID-19 report is hereby lifted,” Mr Kumar informed reporters.

The assessment assembly was additionally attended by Puri Collector Samarth Verma, DIG Ashish Singh and SP Kanwar Vishal Singh. Mr Verma mentioned preparations have been made for easy darshan of at the very least 30,000 devotees every single day from Thursday.

“Devotees is not going to be required to indicate their latest COVID-19 take a look at report back to enter the temple,” the Puri collector mentioned.

Mr Kumar additionally knowledgeable {that a} separate queue might be made for senior residents and individuals with disabilities. Because the administration is anticipating a surge within the variety of guests, police has determined to deploy 26 platoons (one platoon comprising 30 personnel) of police power, two ASPs, seven DSPs and 20 Inspectors contained in the temple and within the periphery.

Though there might be no requirement for COVID unfavourable report for the devotees, the coronavirus restrictions might be strictly adopted, Mr Verma mentioned.

The devotees must put on face masks and preserve social distancing inside and out of doors the temple. “Earlier than coming into the temple, devotees must correctly sanitise their palms and endure thermal scanning. Any devotee having physique temperature of 100 Fahrenheit or extra is not going to be allowed,” the collector mentioned.


Holding in view the rise within the day temperature, preparations have been made for availability of secure ingesting water close to the temple. “We’ve got put up 130 ingesting water factors alongside the Bada Danda (Grand Street),” he mentioned.

At a gathering of the SJTA on January 10 it was resolve that no obligatory want of the COVID unfavourable report for entry contained in the temple might be initially for one month from January 21 to February 21. Additional determination might be taken after reviewing the situatiuon.

The temple was opened in a phased method from December 23, 2020.

Whereas the servitors and their members of the family had been allowed to enter the temple from December 23 to December 25 night, the native residents of Puri acquired alternative to have darshan of the deities between December 26 and 31.

The temple was lastly opened to the general public for darshan of the sibling deities – Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath – from January 3, 2021 adhering to the COVID-19 tips.

The Puri temple is without doubt one of the 4 “Dhams” or most sacred locations of pilgrimages for the Hindus within the nation. The 4 Dhams are Jagannath Puri within the East, Dwarika within the West, Badrinath within the North and Rameswaram within the South.

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