Puri, Nov 26: Puri district administration has decided to impose Section 144 around the Srimandir from Friday 2 am to 2 pm, till the end of Alagi.
“On the eve of Nagarjuna Besha, people are requested not to congregate near Jagannath Temple in view the prevailing COVID-19 restrictions. To safeguard public health, Section 144 will be imposed around the Temple from 27th Nov, 2AM to 2PM (till the end of Alagi),” said Puri SP.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has imposed ban on participation of devotees in the ‘nagarjuna besha’ which will be held on November 27.
The administration today finalised the itinerary of the ritual. The ritual which was last held on November 16,1994 will be observed after a period of 26 years. Deities Jagannath and Balabhadra take on the form of warriors during the ritual.