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No More Two-Km-Long Walk For Paying Obeisance To Deities At Jagannath temple

Puri: 24/1/21:The following resentment among devotees over the two-km-long barricade from Market Chhak to Shree Mandir in Puri, the district administration today decided to shorten the barricade. Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh informed the present barricade will be shortened considering the difficulties faced by visitors especially senior citizens. From tomorrow onwards, the barricade will be set up from Marichikote to Shree Mandir, he added.

Worth mentioning, the temple was closed for public darshan on Sunday in order to sanitize the premises.

Earlier, the district administration erected barricades from Market Chhak to Shree Mandir expecting a large number of footfall after it was decided to allow devotees to enter the temple without producing Covid negative test report.

As per a standard operating procedure issued by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) earlier, devotees are being allowed to pay obeisance to deities from 7 AM through a queue. There is a separate queue for senior citizens and differently-abled devotees.

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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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