Odisha: Devotees throng Puri Srimandir on New Year’s Day

Puri: Despite chilling weather, thousands of devotees thronged Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri today for the darshan or divine glimpse of the holy trinity on the first day of New Year, 2020.

The devotees were seen standing in a long queue in front of  the 12th century shrine since the last midnight to offer prayers to Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, and get blessed.

According to reports, Singhadwar of the temple was opened at 1 AM in view of the large number of devotees visiting the shrine on the occasion of New Year while the darshan began at 2.15 AM.

The temple corridor was decorated beautifully with colourful lights and greenery. The old steel barricades at Singhadwar have been replaced with new ones.

The administration has made adequate security arrangements at the Srimandir in view of the huge gathering of the devotees.

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