Bhubaneswar, Feb 9: The Magha Saptami Mela (Khandagiri Mela) will not be held for this year. An order in this regard was today published by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
However, the usual rituals that are being observed in relation to Magha Saptami will be done with strict adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols.
Earlier a group of representatives from the Mela Committee and opera houses had met BMC commissioner on February 4 to discuss the matter. They submitted a memorandum to arrange the Mela as previous years relaxing covid-19 guidelines.