No Nabajoubana Darshan this time in Jagannath Temple

 In a bid to avoid rush inside Sri Mandir, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided not to allow devotees to have glimpse of the deities on 'Naba Jaubana Darshan' (Juvenile Youth of the Lords) on June 17.

PTI| Updated: Mar 19, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

Puri: In a bid to avoid rush inside Sri Mandir, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided not to allow devotees to have glimpse of the deities on 'Naba Jaubana Darshan' (Juvenile Youth of the Lords) on June 17.

"Devotees will not be allowed to have a glimpse of the Nabajuabana of the deities after Nabakalebar," said SJTA's chief administrator S.C. Mohapatra.

He said as a large crowd is expected on Nabajoubana Darshan Day, the administration decided to conduct the ritual but only with some priests.

"If we allow the devotees to have Nabajoubana Darshan, then it may led to delay in other rituals held before Rath yatra," Mohapatra said.

As this time 'Naba Jaubana Darshan' falls just a day before Rath Yatra, the devotees will not be allowed inside the temple. They can have darshan of the deites the next day June 18 on Srigundicha Day or car festival day.

The SJTA's decision got the approval of Temple Management Committee headed by Puri King Divyasingha Deb at a meeting yesterday.