While devotees are being allowed for the darshan of the deity with proper social distancing and sanitization measures, they are barred from offering ‘bhoga’ at the site. All shops selling puja materials have also been closed to check the spread of the virus.
As per an earlier order by Keonjhar district administration, devotees can have darshan of the deity from April 9-12 and after 14 during the observance of the ‘Chaiti Parba’. The darshan is banned on April 13 and 14 (Pana Sankranti).
Similarly, distribution of ‘Pana’ and ‘Anna Prasad’ will not be available for distribution at the shrine this year and the festival will be telecasted on social media for the devotees, the order added.