Kolkata: After virtually 100-day closure owing to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, Kolkata’s well-known Kalighat Temple lastly reopened its doorways to devotees on Wednesday.
Following stringent tips, devotees thronged the temple premises within the morning. The gates of the temple had been opened at 6 am.
In accordance with sources on the Kalighat Temple, the devotees must move by way of a sanitizing channel, a protracted hall that may spray sanitizers on all of the outsiders who will enter the temple premises. Nobody might be allowed inside the primary shrine of the century-old shrine.
The entry is restricted to solely 10 folks at a time and the doorways of entry and exit have been modified. The temple will stay open from 6 am to 12 midday and once more from four pm to six.30 pm daily.
Sources stated that no devotee might be allowed to the touch the deity anymore and no prasad might be supplied contained in the premises. The brand new guidelines have made it obligatory to put on masks earlier than getting into the temple.
The Kalighat Temple is likely one of the 51 Shakti Peethas that draws hundreds of devotees from completely different components of the nation daily.
Earlier on June 23, the Tarapith Temple in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was reopened to devotees virtually after three months of closure in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.