Puri Jagannath Temple to remain closed for devotees for 3 hours on February 21

Puri: The famous Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha will remain closed for public darshan for three hours on February 21 that is Wednesday. The temple will be closed for devotes as the Banakalagi Ritual of the Holy trinity will be performed in the temple tomorrow.

According to the temple administration, the public darshan will be closed after the second Bhoga Mandap ends from 6pm to 9pm in the evening tomorrow.

In the banakalagi niti or ritual, the faces of the holy trinity will be decorated using sacred and traditional colours like saffron, green, red, black, and white by the Dutta Mohapatra Sevayats.

After completion of the Banakalagi Niti, Lord Jagannath will be given a ceremonial bath, marking the completion of the ritual. This ceremonial bath is traditionally known by the name of ‘Maha Snana.’ After which, the doors of the temple will once again be opened for visitors.

The public darshan will resume after the completion of the ritual and the Jagannath temple closed, informed SJTA. The ritual will be carried out by the servitors at the second Bhoga Mandap of the temple from 6 pm onwards.

The ritual will continue for four hours, said reports. People will not be allowed to enter the temple during this time. Further detailed reports awaited in this regard.

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