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Puri admin extends restrictions on cremation of bodies at Swargadwar till Sept 30

1/09/2020 at 4:43 PM

Puri, Sep 1: Puri district administration has extended the restrictions on cremation of bodies at Swargadwar by people from outside Puri up to September 30 in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

In an order, Puri Collector Balwant Singh stated restriction on observance of the last funeral rites of the deceased belonging to other districts/states at Swargadwara will remain in force till September 30, 2020 in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Also, immersion of ashes at Mahodadhi (sea) has been restricted till the end of this month.

“However, persons within Puri district coming to perform the last rites of the deceased belonging to their family at Swargadwara and immersion of ashes at Mahodadhi are allowed to perform the rituals with strict observance of the COVID-19 regulations, 2020,” the order added.

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