Padmanabha temple opened for devotees amidst strict rules, booking to be done a day in advance

The Lord Padmanabha Temple at Thiruvananthapuram was opened to devotees on Wednesday amidst stringent rules during the Corona period. On the first day, about two hundred people worshiped in the morning. Darshan was banned from 21 March. All kinds of arrangements have been made to follow the physical distance. Congress MLA VD Satishan, who brought a no-confidence motion against the Pinarayi Vijayan government of Kerala, also reached the temple and bowed to Lord Vishnu. For darshan, people have to go to the temple’s website and make an online booking a day in advance. For this, they will have to provide a copy of their Aadhaar card. Counters have been opened at the northern gate to allow devotees to enter the temple. Only 35 people will be allowed inside at a time. While the maximum number of devotees in a day will be 665. People above 60 years of age are not allowed here. The entry of children has also been stopped. According to the news agency PTI, the devotees will have to put on masks and will be allowed to enter the temple only after washing their hands with soap. The temple was closed since March 21 in view of Corona infection. The temple was told that darshan would be allowed from eight to 11 in the morning and from five in the evening till 6:45 in the evening. Only 35 people will be allowed to enter the temple at a time.

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