Puri Seer Recommends Holding Akshaya Tritiya, Chandan Yatra Rituals Inside Jagannath Temple Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Puri: The Akshaya Tritiya rituals, which mark the beginning of chariot construction for, will be conducted inside the Jagannath Temple here.
After meeting Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb informed the media about the seer’s recommendation to conduct the rituals of Akshaya Tritiya and Chandan Yatra inside the temple premises.
The Gajapati along with members of Jagannath Temple Management Committee, including chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar, had met the Shankaracharya this evening to seek his advice on how to go about with the rituals amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Besides closing the doors of religious places to public, the lockdown guidelines prohibit religious congregations, without any exception.