The Dakshineswar temple in Kolkata will remain open from 7 am on Saturday (November 14) to 3.30 am on Sunday (November 15) for Kali Puja.

However, there will be no change in the timings of Kalighat temple, where unlike at Dakshineswar temple, the Goddess is worshipped as a daughter and so, the rituals are reportedly different.

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The other restrictions, like no offering of flowers, will be followed at both the temples.

The puja at the Dakshineswar temple will be telecast live and arrangments have been made so that people can watch the rituals on their screens, listen to the mantras and even offer anjali from home.

Devotees will have to follow the protocols on masks, sanitization and maintaining social distance. 

Though people will be allowed to enter the temple throughout the day, they will not be permitted to stay on the premises for too long as the train of devotees will have to walk through a route from entrance to the exit.

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No one will be allowed to stand for more than a few seconds. Only dry prasad can be offered. No flowers will be all allowed. 

The big screens that are usually set up for devotees to watch the puja will not be installed this time to avoid crowding. No one will be allowed at the ghats and Panchavati gardens and there will be no distribution of bhog (prasad).