Mumbai: Religious places closed in Maharashtra due to the coronavirus epidemic have been ordered to be reopened. Devotees will be able to pay obeisance at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai from tomorrow i.e. the first day of Navratri. The Uddhav Thackeray government has framed some rules keeping corona in mind, which will be mandatory for devotees to follow.
Devotees will have to book first for darshan at Siddwinayak temple in Mumbai. After which they will be able to enter the temple premises through a QR code. According to the temple administration, 250 devotees per hour will be coded to QR as well as they will have to follow certain rules. The Maharashtra government had decided to open religious places during a meeting with the task force last month.
From tomorrow, devotees including Shirdi Sai Baba will be able to visit Shani Shignapur temples. 15,000 devotees will be allowed to visit the Shirdi temple through online passes. At the same time, Mumbai's Mumba Devi temple is also set to open from tomorrow. However, only those who have been vaccinated will be allowed to enter the temple. On the other hand, flowers, garlands, prasad have been completely banned by the administration. In view of corona, the government has also banned the Garba in Mumbai. Also released on SOP for Navratri festival.