Monasteries, temples, malls, hotels and restaurants located in Uttarakhand have been opened from today under the guide line of the central government. However, all restrictions in the Dehradun Municipal Corporation area will continue as before. The Hotel Association of Nainital and Bhimtal have decided not to open the hotels at present. Today, on Monday, after 80 days, devotees arrived in Chamoli Japanad to offer prayers. The women worshiped at the Gopinath temple here and performed a Jalabhisheka of Lord Bholanath. Kamleshwar Mahadev and Nageshwar temples remained closed in Srinagar Garhwal. The Mahants have decided to open the temple only after the Corona crisis arose. The doors of Jageshwar Dham and Chittai Temple were not opened in Almora.
Most of the temples opened here. The doors of the famous Nanda Devi temple in Almora were also opened. In Pithoragarh, new crops were offered at the opening of temples. During this time social distance was followed in the temples. Devotees also offered prayers at the Ghatswar temple here. People worshiped at the Panchmukhi Hanuman temple in Galla Mandi, Rudrapur. During this time social distance was followed. Temples also opened in Haldwani. The doors of the temple at the Chaiti Maidan in Bhagwati Bal Sundari in Kashipur were opened to devotees at 7 am today. Sanitizer has been arranged for the people at the entrance of the temple itself, while the religious places could not be opened today in Dehradun amidst all the preparations.
Following the guidelines issued by the government last night, the temples falling under the municipal corporation area have been kept closed till advance orders. There was confusion about the lack of clarity in the governance guidelines. Sri Tapakeshwar Mahadev Temple located in the Cantt area was opened in the morning. Shortly after the puja, the administration gave instructions to close the temple, soon after which the temple was closed. The temple committee says that they were aware that only the religious places in the municipal area are to be kept closed, while the temple does not come in the municipal corporation area but the administration has also asked to keep the temple closed until further orders.