For the second consecutive yr, the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings within the holy city of Puri might be carried out with none devotees adhering to Covid-19 protocols, the Odisha authorities introduced on Thursday. The yatra is scheduled for July 12 and the rituals might be confined to the Puri temple as per the Supreme Court docket pointers of 2020.
As per the foundations laid down by the Supreme Court docket, solely 500 persons are allowed to drag every of the chariots. “The rituals might be carried out with naked minimal individuals as was completed in 2020. For all rituals like snana yatra, gundicha yatra, bahuda, suna bhesa, solely these with a adverse in RT-PCR end result or having a full-vaccination certificates can take part,” the official notification issued by the workplace of the particular reduction commissioner learn.
Forward of the Rath Yatra, often attended by lakhs of devotees in regular instances, the federal government has determined to shut all of the entry factors to Puri city together with railway station, bus stand, roads and waterways. A curfew can even be imposed within the city for seven days beginning July 12. The competition ends after 9 days when the deities return to the primary temple from the Gundicha temple.