Kamakhya temple reopens for devotees from today

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Published: October 11,2020 08:58 AM
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October 11, 2020: After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati reopened from today for the devotees.

October 11, 2020: After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati reopened from today for the devotees.



The inner sanctum sanctorum however, will remain closed, as per the decision taken by the Kamakhya Devalaya Management Committee. The temple`s Devalaya complex gate will be remain open from 8 am till sunset.



The devotees will be allowed to perform `parikrama` form today onwards.



The devotees however, will have to follow the COVID-19 protocols and the maximum time allowed for each devotee will be 15 minutes.



All devotees will have to undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 at the medical camp organized by Health Department of Assam near the entry point at Nursery. Those who have tested within last 3 days will be allowed to visit the temple upon showcasing their reports.



After reaching the hilltop, devotees will have to show their reports to the security persons to proceed further.



They will also have to go through Thermal screening and sanitization chamber at the main gate.



Further, no entry would be given to people without face mask and everyone will have to maintain social distancing.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temple was forced to shut earlier this year.



The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines to re-open more activities in areas outside the containment zones.