The Jharkhand authorities has mentioned a most of 50 folks can enter a spot of worship at a time and devotees should put on masks and keep social distancing. The state authorities allowed spiritual establishments to reopen after greater than six months on Thursday. Locations of worship in areas apart from containment zones can reopen and heads of those spiritual establishments should guarantee adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, a notification issued by Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh on Wednesday night time mentioned.
“No more than 50 folks will collect at a time at anywhere of worship and a distance of six toes between every devotee should be maintained,” the notification mentioned.
No truthful or spiritual procession will likely be organised and solely these devotees with masks will likely be allowed to enter the locations of worship, it mentioned.
The clergymen or clerics must put on masks and devotees shouldn’t hug one another or contact the idols, sacred texts or bells, the notification mentioned.
Individuals must deliver mats from their houses and so they can’t sit collectively to sing or communicate. Monks can’t give ‘prasad’ to devotees or sprinkle water on them, it mentioned.
Sanitiser will likely be saved on the entrance of the spiritual establishments and no individual with coronavirus signs will likely be allowed to enter, the notification mentioned.
Cafeterias and retailers close to the locations of worship may even must observe the COVID-19 protocol, it mentioned.
Sanitisation of the flooring of the spiritual establishments must be undertaken a number of instances a day, the notification mentioned. Strict motion will likely be taken in opposition to these violating the COVID-19 protocol, it added.
The Ramgarh district administration has made it obligatory for devotees to have on-line tokens to enter the famend Chinnamastaka Temple at Rajrappa and provide prayers to the presiding deity.
The temple gates have been opened for devotees at 5 am after a niche of greater than six months.
Devotees can avail the tokens free of charge to supply prayers to the goddess between 6 am and midday, whereas goat sacrifice will likely be allowed from 5-6 am and from midday to 2 pm, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Singh mentioned.
Nobody, even VIPs, will likely be allowed sans the net tokens, he mentioned, including enough police personnel have been deployed at each the entry factors to the temple by way of Chitarpur and Gola.
(With PTI inputs)