Kerala: Padmanabhaswamy Temple opens for devotees with strict COVID-19 protocols

First Published 26, Aug 2020, 4:49 PM

As many as 200 devotees offered prayers at the Padmanabhaswamy temple on August 26
 

<p>On August 26, Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple was opened for devotees adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols</p>

On August 26, Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple was opened for devotees adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols

<p>&nbsp;The temple had not allowed devotees inside since March 21 in view of the pandemic.<br />
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 The temple had not allowed devotees inside since March 21 in view of the pandemic.
 

<p>According to reports, as many as 200 devotees offered prayers this morning (August 26)<br />
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According to reports, as many as 200 devotees offered prayers this morning (August 26)
 

<p>&nbsp;To ensure social distancing, floor markings had been made for devotees at the temple</p>

 To ensure social distancing, floor markings had been made for devotees at the temple

<p>The devotees who are willing to offer prayers have to book for darshan online through the temple website www.spst.in, a day ahead of their visit to the shrine<br />
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The devotees who are willing to offer prayers have to book for darshan online through the temple website www.spst.in, a day ahead of their visit to the shrine
 

<p>They also should keep a copy of their original Aadhaar card along with them during the temple visit.</p>

They also should keep a copy of their original Aadhaar card along with them during the temple visit.

<p>However, those over 60 and children less than 10 years of age have been barred entry.</p>

However, those over 60 and children less than 10 years of age have been barred entry.

<p>The darshan is from 8 am to 11am and from 5 pm to deep aradhana around 6.45 pm.</p>

The darshan is from 8 am to 11am and from 5 pm to deep aradhana around 6.45 pm.

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