Only one,000 devotees can be allowed inside well-known Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai each day from right now i.e. November 16, in staggered time slots to be booked by a cell phone software, its chairman Aadesh Bandekar mentioned on Sunday.
Spiritual locations in Maharashtra, which have been shut since a COVID-19 lockdown was imposed in March, are set to reopen right now throughout ongoing Diwali pageant.
The Siddhivinayak Temple Belief has ready a cellular software by which devotees can ebook their appointments for darshan starting Monday, Bandekar instructed reporters.
“Devotees must obtain ‘Shri Siddhivinayak temple’ software on their cell phones to ebook slot for darshan. They might want to fill of their particulars and ebook an appointment, following which a QR code can be generated with a time slot. QR codes for 1,000 folks can be generated through the day,” he mentioned
Bandekar mentioned devotees must put the QR code into the scanner on the temple. “They are going to be allowed inside after present process obligatory checks,” he added.
“The entry barrier will open provided that a visiting devotee’s physique temperature is regular and he/she is sporting a masks,” he mentioned.
To start out with, 100 folks can be allowed contained in the temple each hour besides throughout ‘aarti’ and ‘puja’ rituals.
Bandekar appealed to senior residents to avail darshan of Lord Ganesh on the cellular app till the COVID-19 scenario returns to normalcy.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday introduced that locations of spiritual worship will reopen from Monday.
As per the Commonplace Working Procedures (SOPs) launched by the state authorities, spiritual locations positioned out of COVID-19 containment zones can be allowed to stay open as per the timings determined by authorities, and devotees can be allowed inside in a staggered method.
Mumbai’s tally of COVID-19 infections stood at 2,69,710 as on November 15, as per town civic physique.