General Darshan At Puri Jagannath Temple from 3 January 2021: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will recommend the State Government for reopening of Srimandir for devotees, informed SJTA Chief Administrator, Dr. Krishan Kumar, after the Chatisha Nijog meeting.
According to news, The temple will be reopened only after getting permission from the government, he said.
According to the guidelines initially, the devotees from Puri will be allowed to have darshan of the deities, when the 12th-century shrine reopens.
The SJTA Chief Administrator further said that there will be no darshan of the deities on January 1 and 2 in view of overcrowding. Darshan will resume from January 3. Devotees with COVID negative report will be allowed to enter the temple.
A maximum of 5000 devotees will be allowed in a day to have darshan of the Lord Jagannath, he said while adding that devotees above the age of 65 will be restricted from darshan.
The use of masks and sanitizers will be compulsory for the devotees. An SOP will be issued for the devotees, the SJTA Chief Administrator added.
1. Temple to open on 23 rd December 2020.
2. The First phase will remain open for the people of Puri till the evening of 31st December 2020.
3. 1st and 2nd January 2020, Darshans will remain closed.
4. From 3rd January 2021, the temple will be opened for all. But only about 5,000 devotees per day will be allowed for a week.
5. Thereafter, looking at the experience of handling, numbers per day will be gradually increased every week.
6. Strict Covid 19 protocols will be implemented. Wearing the mask, use of hand sanitizer, social distancing will be insisted upon.
7. Covid negative certificate done in the last 48 hours will be required. RAT and RT PCR both tests will be allowed.
8. There will be strict regulation on bringing any offerings like flowers or offerings of deep( Lamps).
9. Que arrangements will be implemented both outside and inside the temple.
10. Detailed SOP will be issued after approval.
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