Bhubaneswar, Apr 18: The Shree Lingaraj Temple here was closed for devotees from today as a measure to check the spread of coronavirus among devotees and sevayats, said the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The temple will remain shut under further orders, read the order issued by the BMC.
The civic body took the decision after four Sebayats (servitors) of the temple tested positive for the Covid 19 today.
However all usual rituals will be conducted in the temple with participation of minimum numbers of servitors.
The upcoming Rukuna Rath festival (Ashokastami Car Festival) will be organised as planned earlier amid Covid safety protocols, said the BMC.