Covid: Puri Shree Jagannath Temple reopens for devotees
Puri Shree Jagannath Temple, which was closed for public since April 24 because of the Covid pandemic, reopened for all devotees on Monday. The devotees will get darshan of the deities from early morning till 7pm. The queue system will open from 7am.
However, the shrine will be closed to the public on all Saturdays and Sundays in order to sanitise the temple premises and to curb the spread of Covid-19. However, its mandatory for devotees to wear masks inside the temple premises.
As per the guidelines, all devotees visiting the temple will have to produce the final certificate for Covid-19 vaccination or Covid negative certificate (RTPCR) of testing done within 96 hours prior to their visit to the temple. All devotees will have to produce their photo ID card like Aadhar or voter ID during the time of entering the shrine.
Devotees are not allowed to take flowers, bhogs or diyas inside the temple. Lighting of diyas inside the shrine will be permitted, officials said.