Crowds throng temples as religious places reopen in Maharashtra

Mumbai: After eight months of being shut, prominent religious places across Maharashtra reopened for devotees this morning.

According to reports from Mumbai, while just a few managed to follow norms, while crowds surged in others.

The state government has put together a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP), which must be followed by all places of worship.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has even warned of strict action against those who violated rules.

Early in the morning, devotees were seen visiting Lord Vitthal’s temple at Pandharpur in Satara, Saibaba’s shrine in Shirdi, Goddess Tulja Bhavani’s temple in Osmanabad and the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai.

According to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) released by the state government, religious places located out of Covid-19 containment zones have been allowed to reopen as per the timings decided by authorities, and devotees will be allowed inside in a staggered manner.

 

NT Bureau