Puri, Jan 1 (LocalWire) Security has been beefed up as lakhs of devotees and tourists visited Lord Jagannath at Puri Srimandir on the first day of 2019.
Long queues were seen for Jagannath darshan and seeking His blessings at the Srimandir since early Tuesday.
Apart from Srimandir, visitors also crowded at Konark Sun temple and Chandrabhaga beach to watch the year’s first sunrise.
All picnic spots in the city are also fully booked for Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Puri Police told LocalWire that they have made adequate security arrangements to avoid any untoward situation.
“We have increased patrolling, deployed additional forces and tightened security at all vulnerable and tourist places to make sure nothing mars the merrymaking of the people on Jan 1,” said a police officer.