Kendrapara: Durga Puja has started. There is no worship place for Kovidi. Mother will be worshiped on screen. The height of the statue will be limited to 6 feet. Philosophy is forbidden for devotees. No more than seven people can live in a puja hall. An application was made to the Additional District Magistrate on behalf of the Puja Committees at various places in the district after the administration issued a directive stating that such austerity would have to be taken and permission to worship was given.”As many as 160 petitions have been made so far,” said Additional District Magistrate Basant Raut. The procession did not take place. The ban on Ganesha worship was also imposed. Now Durga Puja. The government has imposed a curfew on Durga Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja and all other types of worship falling from September to December, fearing an increase in corona infestation as the crowds of devotees increase during this festive season. The application process began after announcing that worship would be held inside. In the city of Kendrapara and its suburbs, especially in Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja is celebrated in Zakzamak, while in Rajnagar, Pattamuntai, Durga Puja is celebrated with much pomp. But this time around, Karona has put a stop to the lavish worship service.According to Additional District Magistrate Mr. Routh, the petitioners are being told not to engage in crowded or cultural activities, especially in accordance with the Covida rules. Local police have been warned to take action if they do not comply.
What are the rules and restrictions this time around …?
Permission must be obtained from the administration before worshiping in a permanent or temporary mandapa. You have to apply for it.Worship will be performed only inside the mandapa. There will be no crowd of devotees outside. The three sides of the mantle will be covered with curtains. Visions will also be closed for the devotees as the front screen will also remain open. The height of the statue will be limited to 6 feet. There will be no such thing as a general meeting. No more than 7 people, including members of the Puja Committee, can attend the meeting. Covida rules will be strictly followed. The local administration will focus on maintaining social distance, wearing masks and sanitation. The statue will be dumped in the area designated by the administration. There will be no cultural events or other entertainment.The district attorney will strictly abide by the directive. Violations of the law will result in action under Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2009 and the Epidemic Act 18.