Puri, Nov 27: The public darshan of deities at Sri Jagannath temple in Puri will remain suspended for four hours in the evening today for the performing of secret ‘Paita Lagi’ rituals.
As per the temple administration sources, the ritual will be carried out by the servitors at the second Bhoga Mandap of the temple from 4 pm to 8 pm.
As per the ‘Paita Lagi’ ritual, the servitors will cover the body of the deities with a special silk cloth called ‘Basunga Patta’ on which sandalwood paste will be rubbed subsequently.
The public darshan will resume after the completion of the ritual, informed SJTA.
Worth mentioning, earlier on Sunday, the holy shrine was closed for the devotees to sanitize the premises.