Coronavirus: Kerala’s Sabarimala temple to remain closed; no monthly prayers in shrine

First Published 11, Jun 2020, 2:12 PM

 Sabarimala temple will remain shut for devotees due to the increase in number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala. The decision was taken after meeting between Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran and the tantri of the shrine.

 
 

<p>Sabarimala Temple will remain closed, authorities stated. There will be no monthly prayers and the temple festival will also be cancelled</p>

Sabarimala Temple will remain closed, authorities stated. There will be no monthly prayers and the temple festival will also be cancelled

<p>Kerala Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said the decision was taken after a meeting with the Sabarimala tantri and Travancore Devaswom Board</p>

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Kerala Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said the decision was taken after a meeting with the Sabarimala tantri and Travancore Devaswom Board

 

<p>This decision was taken in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak and the increase in number of COVID-19 cases in the state</p>

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This decision was taken in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak and the increase in number of COVID-19 cases in the state

 

<p>The development came a day after the temple priest, in a letter to the TDB, asked for the temple not to be opened for devotees amid the COVID-19 outbreak</p>

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The development came a day after the temple priest, in a letter to the TDB, asked for the temple not to be opened for devotees amid the COVID-19 outbreak

 

<p>Earlier it was decided that the temple will be reopened on June 14, with a virtual queue system<br />
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Earlier it was decided that the temple will be reopened on June 14, with a virtual queue system
 

<p>To avoid crowding, only 50 devotees were to be allowed in front of the temple at a time. However, authorities have decided not to take the risk at all<br />
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To avoid crowding, only 50 devotees were to be allowed in front of the temple at a time. However, authorities have decided not to take the risk at all
 

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