Bhubaneswar, Oct 25: With the nation reeling under the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, festivities are impacted as well.
The celebration of Durga Puja has seen a slowdown in the state with a preference towards virtual festivities.
The state’s reclusive mood for this year’s festivities is due to the sudden rise in daily count of Covid-19 just three weeks before the celebrations that is now witnessing a decline trend for the last one week.
The pandemic is still a big issue in the state. Especially, Bhubaneswar is still dealing with the health crisis that this pandemic has caused to all, said a senior citizen.
Due to the pandemic, Durga Puja pandals of Odisha have not been set up like every year in a grand manner following order of the Orissa High Court.
Yet, to keep up with tradition, people are attending Puja of Maa Durga only through social media. No visitors are allowed in the pandals this year.