Sabarimala temple opening: Devotees will be able to visit from July 17 to 21, negative RTPCR report required.
There is good news for the devotees of Lord Ayyappa, the Sabarimala temple will be opened for monthly worship from 17th to 21st July. However, negative RTPCR report is necessary for devotees.
The famous Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa is being opened for five days during the coronavirus pandemic. The Vankore Devaswom Board informed that the temple will be open for devotees from July 17-21. As per the new guidelines, only devotees with complete Covid-19 vaccination certificate issued within 48 hours or negative RT-PCR report will be allowed. Apart from this, a maximum of 5,000 devotees will be allowed through the online booking system.
The matter reached the court. The
state had approached the Supreme Court of India in December 2020 against the order of the Kerala High Court, which had allowed entry to only 5,000 devotees. The Kerala government, in its petition, said it was limited to 5,000 only. Doing so will put a lot of pressure on the police personnel as well as the health officials.
Kerala's Sabarimala temple to be opened for devotees from July 17 to 21 for monthly puja. Devotees with complete COVID vaccination certificates or RTPCR negative report, issued within 48 hrs, will be allowed. Maximum of 5,000 devotees will be allowed through online booking system pic.twitter.com/qvmKoIWjBN— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2021
The Kerala Police and Devaswom Board late last year launched a new online portal for pilgrims to book services like virtual queues/prasadam/puja/awas/kanika for hassle-free experiences during the coronavirus pandemic . It is mandatory for the pilgrims to register with a valid mobile number and email ID to avail the online services.
Kerala reported over 14,000 cases on Saturday.
Meanwhile, despite several states and union territories across the country reporting a decline in Covid-19 cases, the southern state continues its second wave of outbreaks. Kerala reported 14,087 on Saturday. and Covid-19 cases, taking the state's infection tally to 30,53,116, while 109 deaths in the last 24 hours have taken the total fatalities to 14,489.