Puri: The Jagannath temple in Odisha’s Puri will remain closed for devotees from December 31 to January 2, 2022, an official said on Friday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ‘Chhattisha Nijog’ (the temple’s apex body), said Krishan Kumar, the chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration.
The decision was taken keeping in view the possible rush on New Year’s Day amid the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state, he said.
“The Puri Jagannath temple will be closed for public darshan on December 31, 2021, January 1, 2022, and January 3, 2022, in view of the Covid-19 protocols,” said SJTA chief, Krishan Kumar.
The Jagannath temple is one of the most prestigious pilgrim sites of Hindus.