02 May 2019
Puri: As Cyclone FANI is fast approaching Puri coast, Nilachakra Bana (flag) atop Puri Srimandir snaped off due to strong winds today. Till last reports came in, flag changing process was underway.
It is notable to mention here that Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri instructed on Tuesday to tie only one short flag to Nilachakra atop the shrine.
As per the notification from the SJTA, only one short flag will be tied to the Nilachakra from May 1 to 5 and in order to avoid any interruption in the rituals of the Lord, another flag of same length will be tied firmly around its rim.
The Supervisor of the temple has also been instructed not to issue any receipt for tying of the flag on these days.