Puri, September 6: As the COVID-19 cases are rising in the district, the Suara and Mahasuara Nijog of Puri lord Jagannath temple on Sunday decided not to sell the ‘Baradi Mahaprasad’to theoutsider devotees except Puri at Bhoga mandap.
In a meeting held between the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and the Nijog it was decided that the ‘Mahaprasad’ will be available only for the servitors and the local people.
The ‘Mahaprasad’ will be prepared for 1000 to 1500 people only because there are less number of servitors who are helping in cooking and taking loads, the Nijog said.
However rituals like Sakala Dhupa, Madhyanna Dhupa and Sandhya Dhupa will be performed as per the rituals. Puri, so far has reported 4,423 COVID-19 positives of which 1,145 are active cases. While 3,259 patients have been cured from the disease till now, 16 people has already succumbed in the district.