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Ahead of the Snana Purnima security arrangements in the pilgrim city have been beefed up to avoid any untoward situation

Puri:16/6/19: Ahead of the Snana Purnima rituals of the presiding deities of Sri Jagannath temple in Puri, security arrangements in the pilgrim city have been beefed up to avoid any untoward situation.

According to sources, 124 Sections of the police force and a special tactical unit (STU) will be deployed for the Snana Purnima rituals.

Besides, parking arrangements of vehicles have been made at eight places, informed Puri SP Umashankar Das.

Traditionally, the deities will be bathed with 108 pitchers of aromatic water by the servitors. While 35 pitchers of water will be poured on Lord Jagannath, 33, 22 and 18 pitchers will be poured on Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshan respectively.

Devotees will be able to witness the ‘Haati Vesha’ till late in the night after which the deities would be taken in ‘pahandi’ to ‘Anasar Ghar’ (sick room for deities in the temple complex) at Alarnath temple where they would remain under treatment by their physician for 14 days. Devotees can have darshan of Lord Jagannath at Alarnath temple in Bramagiri, around 25 km from Puri.

The deities will emerge from the sick room a day ahead of the Rath Yatra energised and invigorated in ‘Nabajouban darshan’.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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