COVID-19: No Kartik Purnima Celebrations At Bindusagar Lake This Year

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced today that there will be no Kartik Purnima celebrations and the holy Bindusagar lake in Old Town area of the city this year.

Owing to the COVID-19 restrictions over large congregations at religious places, the much awaited ‘Boita Bandana’ (Boat festival) will not be allowed at Bindusagar lake river ghats and other water bodies under BMC jurisdiction, an order issued by Municipal Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary read.

Besides this celebration, all other functions including temple visits on the occasion of Kartik Purnima and other festivals for the rest of the year have been banned in Bhubaneswar, the order further read.