It’s festive season in Delhi, and the pandemic has failed to dull the spirits of the devotees as they gear up for the Navratri festival starting today! The government and authorities have buckled up to ensure that social distancing norms are taken care of while simultaneously taking into account the faith of the masses.
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi Marlena has met with police, administrative and temple officials to discuss the opening of temples for worshippers during this auspicious occasion. The temples have been strictly advised to follow preventive measures and they are prepared like never before.
The Jhandewalan Devi Mandir has planned especially designed chariots to be sent into localities for the upcoming days, so that devotees can worship the deities in their own localities and crowding in the temple can be avoided. Full body sanitizers have been installed inside the premises and entry without masks is strictly prohibited. In addition, the practice of making offerings and receiving prasad has also been stopped in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Prasad will be distributed only in air tight packets. Senior citizens over 65 years and kids below 10 years of age will not be given entry into the temple premises. Markers for social distancing have been put in place.
Delhipedia wishes you an auspicious, healthy and safe festival season. Happy Navratri!