Sabarimala temple reopened after seven months on Friday. (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Pilgrims should mandatorily carry COVID-19 unfavourable certificates of checks carried out 48 hours previous to their go to and ebook darshan time and day via digital queue system.
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The hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa in Sabarimala re-opened for the five-day month-to-month pujas on Friday night after over six months of closure because the nationwide lockdown resulting from COVID-19. The devotees can be allowed entry from Saturday morning at 5 am, the primary day of Malayalam month ‘Thulam’. The variety of devotees allowed every day has been restricted to 250.
Pilgrims should mandatorily carry COVID-19 unfavourable certificates of checks carried out 48 hours previous to their go to and ebook darshan time and day via digital queue system. They also needs to carry a medical certificates stating that they had been match to trek the holy hills.
All preparations have been accomplished to make sure that pilgrims face no hassles. Only these between 10 and 60 years could be allowed to supply prayers and the pilgrims ought to carry masks, sanitisers and gloves and strictly observe COVID-19 protocol.
All different routes to Sabarimala, besides via Vadasserikkara and Erumeli, have been closed.
Medical and para medical workers have been deployed on the hospitals at nilackal, Pamba and sannidhanam. Pilgrims usually are not permitted to remain at Sannidhanam, Nilackkalor Pamba in view of the COVID-19 scenario.
With PTI inputs