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Adequate security arrangement has been made by Odisha Police for the Deva Snana Purnima

Puri:21/6/24: An adequate security arrangement has been made by Odisha Police for the Deva Snana Purnima scheduled to be held at Srimandir on Saturday.

Lakhs of devotees are expected to throng Puri on the occasion of the Holy bathing festival of Lord Jagannath and Sibling deities Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra. Massive security arrangements have been made by Puri Police for the occasion.

A total of 68 platoon police forces including four SP rank officers, 12 Additional SP rank officers, 22 DSPs, around 60 Inspectors, and more than 290 SIs have been deployed to ensure smooth darshan of the devotees and conduct of the festival, said Pinak Mishra, SP of Puri.

“The devotees will go through a barricade to have darshan of ‘Chaturdha Murti’ on Snana Bedi and they will exit through three doors. Starting from the Market Square area, it has been declared a no-vehicle zone. Only pass holders can go till Marchikot Chhak,” said Mishra in a presser on Friday.

“Devotees have been told to contact on 112 number in case of any kind of emergency. Ticket holders will make entry from the south door during the ‘Pahandi’ ritual of the deities. Devotees can’t touch the deities during ‘Pahandi’ ritual. Lifeguards have been deployed on the sea beach for the security of the tourists,” he added.

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