Kanwariya Yatra (Bol Bom)

Odisha govt cancels Bol Bom yatra this year

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided not to allow Kaudias and Bol Bom yatra this year.

Bol Bom devotees have been disallowed to carry water from religious places or any other sources in the Odia month of Shravan or during July-August, 2021.

The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), in an order, said Bol Bom devotees/ Kaudias will not be allowed to carry water from religious places.

They are also not allowed to walk on public roads and pour water in Lord Shiva temples in the month of Shravana in 2021.

The government has already prohibited religious functions and other gatherings till July 16, 2021. All religious places have been also closed for general public.