The Temple will be open only for 5 days for monthly worship
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) – The famous Sabarimala Temple is opened for devotees after 7 months of closure. The Temple is opened for 5 days of monthly worship. The entry to the Temple is allowed on the occasion of Malayalam month “Thulam”.
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Devotees entered the Temple following the protocols like wearing the mask and presenting the certificate of being corona-negative. ‘Customary Holy bath is not allowed; instead, a shower system has been arranged,’ informed Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala. Overnight stay at ‘base camp’ or central premises of the Temple is prohibited. A total of 246 devotees booked the online entry to the Temple on 17th October. Only 250 Devotees will be allowed to enter the Temple per day. Considering the rising number of coronavirus patients in Kerala, the Temple is taking all the precautionary measures. The facility of rapid antigen test is made available, for those who will not be able to present corona-negative certificate.