Puri: The Sri Mandir at Puri will remain closed for 4 hours today due to ‘Banaka Lagi’ ritual.
Devotees will not be allowed to have a ‘darshan’ of the siblings during 4 pm to 8 pm.
Only a small group of ‘pujaris’ will be allowed inside the ‘garba gruha’ or sanctum sanctorum for the rituals.
The ritual involves re-applying colours to the idols.
This ritual is conducted a number of times in a year.
It is noteworthy that the ritual takes almost 6 hours to be complete.