Puri: With a few hours left for the Nagarjuna Besha of the sibling deities, the Puri administration on Thursday clamped prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC to avoid a large congregation of devotees.
Talking to the media, Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh said the prohibitory orders will remain in force from Marichikota Chhak and around the 12th-century temple to Dolamandap Sahi from 2 am.
“All possible steps have been taken to ensure that the rituals of the Lords are performed smoothly while giving topmost priority to the health of all citizens and preventing overcrowding in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol,” he said.
To maintain law and order, 25 platoons of force have been deployed while two officers in the rank of Additional SP, 7 DSPs 19 Sub-Inspectors and 11 Assistant Sub-Inspectors will oversee the security, he said.
“Apart from this, all entry points of Puri town has been sealed to restrict the entry of the outsiders,” he added.
The SP, however, said that the devotees will be allowed for the darshan of Patitapabana at the Simhadwar after Besha Olagi of the Lord.
The ritual schedule
Dwaraphita- 2 am (November 27)
Bhitarashodha- 2.20 am
Mangala Alati- 2.30 am
Mailama Lagi- 3 am
Tadapa Lagi-3.30 am
Abakasha Niti- 3.50 am
Mailama Lagi and Nagarjuna Besha- 4 am
Rosa Homa- 4.30 am
Surya Puja- 5 am
Dwarapala Puja- 5.15 am
Nagarjuna Besha Sesha- 7 am
Gopala Ballava Niti- 8 am
Sakala Dhupa and Bhoga Mandapa- 10.30 am
Bala Dhupa- 11.30 am
Bhoga Mandapa Sesha- 1.30 pm
Nagarjuna Besha and Mailama Lagi- 3 pm
Madhyanna Dhupa (only Kotha Bhoga)- 3.30 pm-5 pm
Dwitiya Kotha Bhoga- 4.30 pm-5.30 pm
Dakhini Ghara Bhoga- 5.30 pm
Mailama Lagi and Besha Lagi- 6 pm-7 pm
Sandhya Alati- 7.30 pm
Sandhya Dhupa (only Kotha Bhoga)- 8 pm-9.30 pm
Mailama Lagi- 10 pm
Chandana Lagi- 10.30 pm
Badasinghara Besha- 11.30 pm
Badasinghara Bhoga- 12 am
Pahuda- 12.30 am.