Bhubaneswar, Jun 10 (UNI) Odisha authorities has allowed solely the Rath yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri to be performed and nowhere else within the state, in the identical method, it was held final 12 months observing the covid pointers.
An order issued by the Particular Reduction Commissioner (SRC) stated the Rath yatra apart from the Puri temple could also be carried out inside the temple premises with none chariots.
“No chariots can be pulled in locations and temples within the state of Odisha besides the automobile pageant of Lord Sri Jagannath bije Puri”.
Moreover Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, the rituals could also be carried out contained in the temple premises within the state, the order stated.
In Puri Rath yatra no individual accepts the sevayats having closing vaccination certificates or RT PCR unfavorable report executed inside 48 hours earlier than the Rath Yatra can be permitted to take part within the rituals.
The opposite rituals of rath yatra resembling Snan yatra, Gundicha yatra, Bahuda yatra,Nabami darshan, Suna vesh,adhar pana nitee and Niladri Bije can be carried out solely by the servitors.
This 12 months the rath yatra can be celebrated on July 12 amidst the second wave of covid 19. The rituals can be carried out by naked minimal sevayats as was executed in 2020.
The SRC clarified that solely the sevayats and the police personnel or every other officers permitted by the Sri Jagannath Temple Authority(SJTA) having closing vaccination certificates or RT PCR unfavorable report earlier than 48 hours of the rath yatra would pull the chariots sustaining social distance and with enough intervals between the 2 chariots.
No devotees can be allowed to take part in pulling the chariots or every other actions related to the automobile pageant.
All entry factors in Puri city like Railway station, Bus stand, roads, rivers, sea routes can be closed through the Rath yatra and curfew can be imposed in Puri city on all the times of rath yatra by the district administration and nobody shall be allowed to come back out of their homes accommodations or dharamshalas.
Any individuals discovered violating these measures can be proceeded towards as per the availability of section51 60 of the Catastrophe Administration Act 2005 and Covid 19 Regulation 2020 moreover authorized motion below section188 of the IPC and different authorized provisions as relevant.
The choice of the federal government solely to permit the Rath yatra in Puri has triggered sharp reactions among the many servitors of the age-old Jagannath temple in Baripada and Sri BaladevJew temple in Kendrapara.
The servitors of each the temples stated they’re disheartened with the SRC order solely permitting the automobile pageant in Puri Sri Jagannath temple.
They stated the federal government ought to have allowed the Ratha yatra in these two age-old temples following the covid pointers as determined by the authority within the case of Puri temple.
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