Kolkata: After nearly 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.
According to sources on the Kalighat Temple, the devotees must go by way of a sanitizing channel, an extended hall that can spray sanitizers on all of the outsiders who will enter the temple premises. No one can be allowed inside the principle 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 each day.
Sources stated that no devotee can be allowed to the touch the deity anymore and no prasad can be provided contained in the premises. The new guidelines have made it obligatory to put on masks earlier than getting into the temple.
The Kalighat Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas that draws 1000’s of devotees from totally different components of the nation each day.
Earlier on June 23, the Tarapith Temple in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was reopened to devotees nearly after three months of closure in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.