Dakshineswar Kali Temple in Kolkata. (ANI Picture)
KOLKATA: A number of distinguished temples throughout West Bengal imposed a ban on entry of devotees from Sunday after the state authorities imposed a whole lockdown amid the surging variety of Covid-19 circumstances.
Authorities of Dakshineswar Kali Temple within the metropolis and Tarapith Kali Temple in Birbhum district have closed the locations of worship for the devotees from Sunday due to the whole lockdown, imposed within the state from Might 16-30.
“We’ve got clamped a blanket ban on entry of devotees, which might be in drive until Might 30 as of now,” Kushal Choudhuri mentioned on behalf of Dakshineswar temple authorities.
The day by day puja and different rituals will proceed, as common, he mentioned.
The Tarapith temple administration, in a discover, mentioned, as a result of COVID-19 induced lockdown, the temple premises might be out of bounds for devotees from Might 16-30.
“We’ll evaluation the scenario periodically,” the administration mentioned.
Nevertheless, the rituals will proceed sans devotees.
The Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Mayapur, has shut down the Sri Chandradaya Mandir until Might 30 for guests and native devotees, ISKCON, Mayapur, spokesperson Subrata Das advised PTI.
“Only some resident devotees might be allowed, after thorough screening, for finishing up important providers like deity worship, providing ‘bhog’ and ‘aarti’. They must put on masks appropriately and preserve social distancing.
“Devotees all around the world are requested to comply with the assorted programmes of the temple through on-line platforms,” Das mentioned.
Nevertheless, many small temples just like the Kali temples in Shyambazar space of the town and Beltala space in Agarpara, and roadside shrines remained open.
All of the 65 church buildings below the ‘Archdiocese of Calcutta‘ order have stopped the entry of tourists as a result of pandemic and lockdown, a spokesperson advised PTI.
The overall secretary of Gurdwara Behala and a distinguished Sikh neighborhood chief within the metropolis, Satnam Singh Ahluwalia, mentioned, “We have not forbidden the entry of tourists contained in the Gurdwara premises. However we’re monitoring their entry and making certain that they adhere to all Covid-19 security norms.”
“We’re regulating the entry of worshippers, throughout namaz, who should comply with Covid-19 protocols whereas getting into the premises. We’ve got not banned the entry of the devotees,” the Imam of Nakhoda Masjid Shafique Qasmi mentioned.
Persons are assembling in small teams throughout namaz, as stipulated by the West Bengal authorities, and they’re carrying masks, he mentioned.