Puri Srimandir Reopens For Public

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Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri reopened for public today after a closure of over nine months amid restrictions induced due to coronavirus pandemic.

However, only Covid negative persons will be allowed inside the temple. Devotees will mandatorily produce the report at a designated kiosk outside the temple.

As many as 15000-17000 devotees will be allowed every day to have darshan of the deities at the Sri Jagannath temple from Sunday (January 3), informed Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar.

The Srimandir reopened for devotees on December 23 after remaining closed for nine months in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the first three days (December 23, 24 and 25), servitors and their family members were allowed to enter the temple for darshan.

The district administration made elaborate arrangements for smooth and hassle-free darshan of the devotees.

The Queue system will open from 08.00 AM at Market Chhak and all devotees will be required to bring their photo ID card like Aadhaar/Voter ID etc.

Meanwhile, the devotees will make entry through the barricade from Market Chhaka till Jagannath Temple office. They will have to produce their ID proof for verification and follow the COVID-19 guidelines of hand sanitization and thermal screening before entering the temple.

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