Magha Saptami 2022: Section-144 clamped around Chandrabhaga Beach
Puri: The district administration of Puri has clamped Section-144 around Chandrabhaga Beach in Konark in view of Magha Saptami dip. The decision has been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The prohibitory order under Section 144 will remain in force till 11 AM tomorrow.
The district administration has prohibited the general public from taking the holy dip in Chandrabhaga. However, some servitors will be permitted to conduct the rituals of the presiding deities of Konark, Lord Tribeniswara, Lord Aisaneswara and Lord Dakhineswara.
The deities will take the customary dip at Chandrabhaga Beach as per the rituals, which will be done by following the COVID guidelines.
It is to be noted here that devotees gather at the Chandrabhaga beach near Konark to take a holy dip and offer prayers to Sun God on the occasion of Magha Saptami each year.
This year, the Tithi begins on February 7, 2022 (4.38 AM) and ends on February 8, 2022 (6.16 AM) while the Sunrise Time for Konark on Magha Saptami 2022 is 6.19 am.