The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday introduced that devotees needn’t produce their COVID-19 unfavourable report for getting entry into the twelfth century shrine in Puri from January 21. The choice on this regard was taken at a gathering attended by SJTA chief Krishan Kumar, Puri district magistrate-cum collector Samarth Verma and Superintendent of Police Ok B Singh.
“The devotees can enter into the temple with out having COVID-19 unfavourable report from January 21. The choice will stay in pressure until February 21,” the SJTA chief advised reporters.
Kumar mentioned the SJTA has determined to loosen up the restriction which was imposed on temple entry for most people. The temple opened for public from January 3 after remaining closed for 9 months within the wake of the pandemic.
The Puri Collector mentioned that particular preparations and queue system will quickly be launched for aged/senior residents coming to the temple.
The temple was opened in a phased method from December 23, 2020. Whereas the servitors and their relations have been allowed to enter the temple from December 23 to December 25 night, the native residents of Puri acquired alternative to have darshan of the deities between December 26 and 31.
The temple was lastly opened to the general public for darshan of the sibling deities – Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath – from January 3, 2021 adhering to the COVID-19 pointers.