COVID-19 scare: Bhadrakali, Ramappa temples closed

The authorities of Bhadrakali temple said it would remain closed till they receive fresh orders from the State government

By Author  |  Published: 20th Mar 2020  8:52 pm
COVID-19 scare

Warangal/Mulugu: Two famous temples — Bhadrakali in Warangal city and Ramalingeshwara Swamy, popularly known as Ramappa temple — were closed for devotees.

The authorities of Bhadrakali temple said it would remain closed till they receive fresh orders from the State government. “However, priests will continue the sevas at the temple,” they said.

Meanwhile, authorities at Ramappa temple in Mulugu district, which is an ASI recognised monument, said they were closing the temple till March 31 following government directives.

Jatara cancelled

Nagarkurnool: District Collector E Sreedhar announced cancellation of Saileshwaram jatara in Lingala mandal scheduled to start from April 5.

The annual jatara which is held during the Chaitra Shuddha Pournami deep inside the Nallamala forests, was supposed to be held between April 5 and 10. La

khs of devotees from AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, including those from north India visit this ancient temple of Lingamaiah (Lord Shiva), located in a cave inside the Nallamala forests.

As a precautionary measure, the district administration decided not to allow devotees enter the forest and also not hold any festivities during Sri Rama Navami, during which the jatara is held.


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