Koraput: Gupteswar Shrine, Jagannath Temple Reopens

Koraput: Gupteswar shrine and Lord Jagannath temple in Koraput town reopened today after being closed for almost nine months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision to open all shrines in the district was taken at a high-level meeting on Monday. It was chaired by district Collector Madhusudan Mishra while religious heads, public representatives and government officials participated.

The officials said the temples were sanitised a day before allowing the devotees to offer prayer in the shrines. The temples will remain closed for devotees on December 31, January 1 and 2 due to possible big congregation due to the New Year.

On the otehr hand, all religious institutions in Mayurbhanj district including Jagannath Temple and Haribaladev Jew Temple at Baripada Town, Kichakeshwari Temple at Khiching, Baba Kakharua Baidyanath Mandir in Manatri , Simleswar Shiva Temple in Simulia and Debakunda’s Ambika Temple will reopen from January 5, informed Baripada sub-collector P Anwesha Reddy on Wednesday.