Puri (SunstarTV Bureau): With a major relaxation to devotees as they allowed for darshan of Holy Trinity on Thursday onwards except Sundays, without mandatory Covid-19 negative certificates, informed the district administration of Puri.
Amid Covid guidelines, the residents of Puri were allowed to enter Srimandir between 6 am and 7 am, the devotees from other parts of the State and outside were allowed for darshan from 7 am today.
Special arrangements have been made to facilitate darshan for 30,000 devotees every day and also have been kept in place to ensure hassle-free darshan for senior citizens and physically challenged persons.
According to temple authorities, thermal screening of the devotees will be done at the entry point or the shrine and those having symptoms will not be allowed into the temple.
In view of a large crowd, security has been tightened in Puri as total of 26 platoons of security forces have been deployed along with two ASP, seven DSP and 20 Inspector rank officers for hassle-free darshan of the Holy Trinity.
Notably, the temple was opened to the public for darshan of the Trinity from this year of January 3 adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines. The temple was opened in a phased manner for servitors and their families in the initial stage followed by Puri residents from December 23, 2021.