Bhubaneswar, March 5 -- Cuttack/Bhadrak/Puri: In the wake of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the Maha Shivaratri (Jagara Jatra) on March 11 will be observed without public participation at many Shiva shrines across Odisha.

The Cuttack district administration has decided to impose prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC around the famous Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh area to prevent the congregation of devotees on Shivratri. The restrictions will be in place from 6 am on March 11 till 6 am on March 12.

The Mahadeepa will be hoisted atop the temple between 12 am and 12.30 am, said reports.

The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting attended by the representatives of the temple, officials of the district a...