Puri: The Odisha authorities mentioned on Saturday that the annual Ratha Yatra pageant might be held this yr with out gathering of devotees, who is not going to be allowed to even watch the rituals from the rooftops alongside the route of the chariots. Chatting with reporters, Puri’s District Justice of the Peace Samarth Verma mentioned the administration has revised its resolution, proscribing public viewing of the Ratha Yatra pageant from the rooftop of homes and lodges. Additionally Learn – Odisha Shocker: Former Sambalpur University VC Murdered Over Rs 100 in Jharsuguda Home
A curfew might be clamped in Puri city a day earlier than the pageant on July 12 and the restrictions will stay efficient until the subsequent afternoon, he mentioned. Verma mentioned the pageant of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath was being organised with out the participation of devotees for a second consecutive yr as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally Learn – BSE Odisha 10th Result 2021 Date: Class X Result to be Announced Today at 4 PM at bseodisha.nic.in; Direct Link to Download
He urged the folks of the holy city to witness the stay broadcast of the pageant on tv as others. Verma together with Superintendent of Police KV Singh toured the 3-kilometer-long grand highway through the day to take inventory of the preparations. Additionally Learn – Odisha Man Makes Miniature Statue of Lord Jagannath Using 1475 Ice-cream Sticks
There are 230 residential homes, and 41 lodges and lodges on each side of the grand highway, Singh mentioned. Individuals could congregate on rooftops to witness the pageant however the administration has determined to limit such gatherings, he mentioned.
Lodges and lodges have been directed to not take bookings from two days previous to Ratha Jatra, he mentioned. All roads resulting in Puri might be sealed earlier than the pageant and other people from throughout the state and the nation are requested to not go to the holy city, the police officer mentioned.
In the meantime, after holding a gathering with the Chhattisa Nijog (apex physique of servitors), Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief administrator Krishan Kumar mentioned that solely Covid-negative servitors might be allowed to tug the chariots this time. “Neither police personnel nor the officers might be allowed to the touch the ropes used for pulling the chariots,” he mentioned.
The police personnel might be allowed to tug the chariots earlier than they’re pulled on the return automotive pageant, Kumar mentioned. The servitors might be supplied with sanitisers, masks, napkins, medicines, glucose and ORS throughout pulling of the chariots, he mentioned.
A couple of chosen servitors might be allowed to be seated on the chariots when they’re pulled, he mentioned. Additional, the servitors’ physique has agreed to permit the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to undertake laser scanning of the ‘Ratna Simhasan’ (the seat of the Lords) within the sanctum sanctorum and different locations within the shrine when the deities are taken out for the pageant, Kumar mentioned.
“Because the ASI doesn’t have entry to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple through the remaining interval of the yr, a complete documentation of the ‘Ratna Simhasan’ by way of laser scanning might be performed throughout this time,” ASI’s Assistant Superintendent Chitta Ranjan Das mentioned. The target of the documentation is to report the situation, geometry, carvings, sculptures and statues of the ‘Ratna Simhasan’, he mentioned.
It will allow the ASI to organize an in depth drawing of the ‘Ratna Simhasan’ for repairs, if needed sooner or later, he added. The ASI has already began the method to put in lights in a sequence on the Jagannath temple premises. “The estimated value of the lightning challenge is Rs 1.5 crore. It will likely be accomplished in three months,” Das mentioned.