Rules to follow for Srimandir Darshan

Puri district Administration has come out with a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure smooth entry of devotees into Sri Jagannath temple for darshan.

  1. Only the residents of Puri will be allowed darshan of the holy trinity for eight days after the temple reopens.
  2. Devotees in 32 wards of Puri municipality would be given tokens by Swachh Sathis.
  3. The sanitary workers would embark on a door-to door visit and prepare a list of devotees in each ward.
  4. Each day, devotees from four wards would be allowed entry into the temple.
  5. Devotees over 65 years of age would be discouraged from having darshan from having darshan of the deities.
  6. The devotees would enter through Simhadwar and exit through any of the other three gates.
  7. All the devotees have to obtain COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 48 hours by the administration prior to their temple entry.
  8. No offering of flower, Tulsi and other items would be allowed inside.
  9. Devotees would go through the barricades raised along the Badadanda from Marichikot Chowk in nine queues in adherence to the social distance norms and wearing a face mask.
  10. Devotees need to sanitise their hands at the temple gate before entering the temple.
  11. The number of devotees seeking entry into the Srimandir would be increased from January 3.

Pratika Priyadarshini