The darshan timings will be from 7 am to 7 pm on all days and the residents of Puri Municipality area will be allowed entry for darshan of the Lords from August 16 to 20.
The holy town of Puri has become the first city in the country to provide something that only major world cities like London and New York offer: clean drinking water directly from tap that requires no further filtration.
The laser scanning will be completed when the deities are out of the temple for the nine-day Ratha Jatra.
Jagannath Rath Yatra 2021: Had it not been for the restrictions imposed by the Covid pandemic, lakhs of devotees would have converged to the holy town of Puri in Odisha
For the second consecutive year, the annual Rath Yatra will be held without the participation of devotees and only those servitors who test negative for Covid-19 would be allowed to participate in pulling of the chariots in the wake of the pandemic.
The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri is an annual ritual and this time, it is scheduled for July 12.
The Puri Collector said that special arrangements and a queue system will soon be introduced for elderly/senior citizens coming to the temple.
The temple remained closed on January 1 and 2 and reopened for all devotees from across the country from Sunday.
'The proposed airport will help bring Jagannath devotees from across the world,' Patnaik said in the letter.
Visitors from outside Puri, however, will have to produce Covid negative reports to enter the shrine.
Pandemic disrupts the inner world of Jagannath Temple servitors.
Covid 19 tests of 1,143 servitors were undertaken as per the direction of Supreme Court ahead of the Rath Yatra. Except for one all were found negative.
The Supreme Court said it can't "micro-manage" Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra in Puri, and will leave it to the wisdom of state, Centre and temple management to take a call.
Earlier, the Gajapati king, who is the head of the Temple Management Committee, had written to Chief Minister urging him to file a modification petition in the apex court to ensure the religiously and legally sanctioned Rath Yatra is not stopped altogether.
The money had been deposited in the shape of two term deposits which would mature on March 16 and 29
The Odisha government has said that all the precious jewellery of the deities is 'safe and secured.
The imposing nine-century-old Emaar Mutt right in front of the temple, which provided a vantage platform for the high and mighty for viewing the Rath Yatra in the past, has been completely razed to the ground.
The state cabinet on Friday approved a scheme for farmers named KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation), which is another name of Lord Jagannath.
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