Banaka Lagi ritual: Darshan at Srimandir to be restricted for 4 hrs today

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Puri: The Puri Jagannath temple would remain closed for darshan of the deities for four hours on Thursday 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.

Since the ritual is conducted in secrecy, no one except a small group of servitors is allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum for the purpose.

The ritual is conducted at the temple for seven to eight times a year.

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