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Puri Jagannath Temple to remain closed 4 hours today for Banaka Lagi rituals

12/05/2021 at 2:00 PM

Puri, May 12: In view of the ‘Banaka Lagi’ rituals of the deities at Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri, the general ‘darshan’ will be restricted for four hours in the afternoon on Wednesday.

In view of the ritual, Jay Vijay entrance gates of the 12th-century shrine will remain closed for the devotees during the four hours to maintain the secrecy of the tradition.

Banaka Lagi is a ritual in which fresh different types of colours are applied to the idols. Datta Mohapatra servitors carry out the ritual on a hereditary tradition after completion of the afternoon rituals.

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