Siddhivinayak Temple to Allow 1,000 Devotees Beginning Monday as Religious Places in Maharashtra Set to Reopen

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    Siddhivinayak Temple to Enable 1,000 Enthusiasts Beginning Monday as Religious Places in Maharashtra Set to Reopen

    Barricades set up on the entrance of Siddhivinayak Temple after it was closed for public as a measure to prevent the coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai. (PTI)

    Barriers set up on the entryway of Siddhivinayak Temple after it was closed for public as a step to prevent the coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai. (PTI)

    Just 1,000 fans will be permitted inside popular Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai every day starting Monday in staggered time slots to be booked through a mobile phone application, its chairman Aadesh Bandekar said.

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    Mumbai: Just 1,000 followers will be allowed inside popular Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai every day starting Monday in staggered time slots to be scheduled through a smart phone application, its chairman Aadesh Bandekar stated on Sunday. Religious locations in Maharashtra, which have actually been shut given that a COVID-19 lockdown was enforced in March, are set to resume from Monday during ongoing Diwali festival.

    The Siddhivinayak Temple Trust has prepared a mobile application through which followers can schedule their consultations for darshan start Monday, Bandekar informed reporters. “Followers will have to download ‘Shri Siddhivinayak temple’ application on their cellphones to book slot for darshan. They will need to complete their details and book a consultation, following which a QR code will be generated with a time slot. QR codes for 1,000 individuals will be generated throughout the day,” he said Bandekar stated fans will need to put the QR code into the scanner at the temple. “They will be enabled inside after undergoing necessary checks,” he included.

    ” The gain access to barrier will open just if a going to enthusiast’s body temperature is normal and he/she is wearing a mask,” he said. To begin with, 100 individuals will be enabled inside the temple every hour except during ‘aarti’ and ‘puja’ rituals.

    Bandekar interested elderly people to obtain darshan of Lord Ganesh on the mobile app till the COVID-19 circumstance goes back to normalcy. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday announced that locations of religious praise will resume from Monday.

    Based On the Standard Procedure (SOPs) released by the state federal government, spiritual locations located out of COVID-19 containment zones will be allowed to stay open according to the timings chosen by authorities, and devotees will be enabled inside in a staggered way. Mumbai’s tally of COVID-19 infections stood at 2,69,130 as on November 14, based on the city civic body.


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