Sabarimala / Kerala, 17 October: After being closed for more than six months due to the coronavirus epidemic, the famous Ayyappa temple was opened to devotees on Saturday morning and some people also visited who wore masks and the investigative report of not having Kovid-19 Were taken together. 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 till 21 October.
The devotees who do not have a negative test report of Kovid-19 (COVID19), will have to undergo rapid antigen test in Nilackal. 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 oversee the management of the temple, said that 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.
Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopened for devotees yesterday, months after it was closed in the wake of # COVID19 pandemic.
– ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2020
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Only those people between the age of 10 and 60 years will have the permission to have darshan, who will have medical certificates that they are healthy to reach the temple on the holy hill. Due to the epidemic, devotees are not allowed to stay in Sannidhanam, Nilakkal or Pamba.
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