Puri: The Snana Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra is underway amid religious chants at the Shreemandir in Puri on Friday.
Till the filing of this report, Daitapatis had brought the deities on Dhaadi Pahandi to the Snana Mandap.
The deities would be bathed with 108 pots of holy water each and then would be attired in Haati Vesha (Elephant attire) and give Darshan to the devotees.
In view of the presence of lakhs of devotees, 45 platoons of policemen, led by more than 200 officers, have been deployed to maintain law and order.
Besides, CCTV cameras have been installed at all strategic locations.
Barricades have also been erected in and around the Snana Mandap for the smooth movement of the crowd during the darshan of the deities.
Notice boards with general information in Odia, Hindi, English and Bengali requesting devotees not to touch the deities have been placed around the temple.