Suna Besha: 60 platoons of force, 400 officers deployed in Puri


Puri: The Puri district administration has deployed 60 platoons of force along with 400 officers for the smooth conduct of Suna Besha of the Holy Trinity on Thursday.

The district administration has clamped curfew in the town from 3pm to 10pm to maintain law and order situation. The entire Badadanda and adjoining market places have been put under section 144.

Such restrictions will continue till Niladri Bije, officials said. All the vantage points of Puri town have been sealed.

The devotees world over have watched the live proceedings of Suna Besha over television. This year the Rath Yatra was conducted without the presence of devotees. The chariots were pulled by sevayats and police personnel.


The Adharapana ritual will be held on Friday. The potters have specially manufactured a pot to contain the juice to be offered to the deities.

According to rituals the deities will be offered the Prasad and after the completion of the rituals the pot will be broken by the sevayats.

The official said like Suna Besha this ritual will also be performed with strict maintenance of social distancing for coronavirus pandemic.

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