Banaka Lagi of Lord Jagannath today; Darshan restricted for 4 hrs

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Puri: The Puri Jagannath temple would remain closed for darshan of the deities for four hours today due to ‘Banaka Lagi’ ritual to be performed here.

As the ritual is performed in seclusion, all the entry points of the 12th-century shrine will remain closed for the devotees from 4 pm to 8 pm.

After the completion of the ritual, the devotees will be allowed to the temple, sources said.

The Banakalagi is a ritual in which fresh colours are applied to the idols. This ritual is conducted about seven to eight times a year.

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