All Rituals of Rath Yatra to Be Performed within Jagannath Temple Premises: Puri Gajapati Maharaja

Puri: A day after Supreme Court stayed the annual car festival, Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee (SJTMC) has decided to perform all the Rath Yatra rituals on the premises of the 12th century shrine, said Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb today.

As per the Supreme Court order, Gundicha Yatra, Bahuda and Sunabesa will not be possible to organize this year, he said.

A meeting has been convened with the Chatisha Niyog in the evening to decide how all the Rath Yatra rituals will be performed in the temple premises., he further added.

The apex court had on Thursday stayed Rath Yatra, which was scheduled to begin on June 23, and all activities related to the festival, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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