Bhubaneswar, May 6 -- Puri: In the latest development concerning Srimandir in Puri, the upcoming famous annual 'Chandana Yatra' of Lord Jagannath will be held outside the Srimandir premises this year amid strict Covid-19 norms.

The decision has been taken in a Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) committee virtual meeting chaired by Chief Administrator, Krishan Kumar in the Piligrim Town on Thursday.

However, according to SJTA sources, the final decision regarding the observance of the famous festival-'Bahara Chandan Yatra' will be taken in the Chhatisa Nijoga meeting to be held on May 11.

"The rituals will be performed by selected priests and servitors amid strict Covid-19 protocols. Prior to the Chhatisa Nijog meeting, the list...