Wednesday, February 1, 2023

HSS Dimapur issues Puja guidelines

Hindu Seva Samiti Dimapur has issued several guidelines for proper conduct of puja festival. HSS Dimapur president Y.P. Gupta informed Puja committees to perform pujas with discipline; puja pandals should not disturb public thoroughfare and pandals should display posters on “Clean Dimapur, Green Dimapur, Save Energy”; loud speakers should not disturb public and sound system should be off by 10 pm.
Puja committees to prevent consumption of alcohol during puja and immersion functions; only devotional music should be played in pandals; to report suspected articles around puja pandals to concerned police station. On Vijaya Dashmi-trucks carrying idols to assemble at City Tower 9 am; Puja committees to wear ethnic costumes/white chola-pyjama; not to bring waste with idols. Puja committees to bring unattended idols lying on road for immersion and to prevent scuffles.
Puja committees with card holders will be permitted inside ghat who are vaccinated and are to take care of idols till immersion; puja committee volunteers to take charge of truck carrying idols till immersion; to avoid candles and use diya in pandals and temples; to cooperate with district administration, police, DMC and HSS to ensure smooth and joyous conduct of pujas; not to bring children below 10 years and senior citizen above 65 years due to pandemic. All devotees are requested to visit puja pandals till 9 pm only.

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