Odisha’s government banned the movement of worshipers and congregations from Kanwaria and Bol bum. At the same time, they are not allowed to carry water from religious places or other sources. In addition, no water has been sanctioned for circulating on public roads and pouring water into temples during the month of Shravan (July-August). The government of Odisha banned the holy Bol Bum Yatra from the month of Sawan due to the third wave of corona infection. At the same time, the government also canceled the Kanwar Yatra.
The information was given by Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena on Tuesday before the government of Uttarakhand also announced a ban on Kanwar Yatra. According to Odisha’s government, no Kanwaris or devotees will be allowed to visit the shrine or walk in public places. In addition, they will not be able to bring water to any temple. Odisha’s government ordered worshipers and Kanwari to come out of the rivers so as not to fill with water.
At the same time, devotees of the month of Sawan in the state do not have the approval of Jal Abhishek in any Shiva temple in the state. For this reason, devotees cannot go to any temple or walk in public places. Thousands of devotees visit Lingraj temple in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, during the Hindu holy month of Sawan. It is said that Mahadev’s Shivlinga appeared alone in the Lingaraj temple, which was not installed by anyone. The Shivalinga established here is Swayamsambhu, the shrine of the Lingaraj temple, where Mahadev and Vishnu are worshiped together.