Sabarimala Temple (PC: Social Media)
After being closed for more than six months due to Corona virus epidemic, the famous Sabarilmala Ayyappa temple was opened to devotees on Saturday morning and some people also visited who wore masks and carried the investigative reports of not being covid-19 positive.
Sabarimala Temple open now:
The temple was opened for monthly worship on Friday evening, but devotees have been allowed to visit the temple on Saturday from the first day of Malayalam month ‘Tulum’. Devotees will be able to offer prayers in the temple by October 21.
Corona report is compulsory:
The devotees who do not have a negative test report of covid-19, will have to undergo rapid antigen test.
Devotees have been allowed to visit the temple for the first time since the lockdown on March 25 in the country. Sources in the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), who manage the temple, said the temple was opened at five in the morning.
On Saturday, 246 people made bookings through the digital system for Darshan. Only 250 people will be allowed to visit the temple every day.
Only those people between the ages of 10 and 60 years of age who will have medical certificates to be sure that they are healthy to visit the temple on the holy hill.
“Devotees will not be allowed to take a dip in river Pamba. Instead, shower systems will be arranged at Erumely and Pamba for them to take bath,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Due to the epidemic, devotees are not allowed to stay in Sannidhanam, Nilakkal or Pamba.
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