Rajanna-Sircilla: Aged people, children and pregnant women will not be allowed into Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple which will be reopened for devotees on Monday. In the wake of the government decision to reopen religious places from June 8, temple authorities on Saturday conducted review meeting to discuss the precautionary measures to be taken for the safety of devotees.
It was decided in the meeting that people above 65 years, children below the age of ten, pregnant women, and people suffering from fever, cold, cough will not be allowed into the temple. Wearing of mask is also mandatory to enter into the shrine. Security personnel and temple staff will screen devotees with thermal screeners. If anybody was found suffering from fever, cold and cough would immediately be shifted to a separate room and then to a hospital for medical examination.
Temple authorities advised pilgrims suffering from health problems not to visit the shrine for darshan. Besides washing hands and legs, devotees have to pass through sanitizing tunnels. There will be only one entry and exit, pilgrims will be allowed into the shrine to have darshan of residing deity only one queue line that is kodemokku queue line. Per day, only 2,400 pilgrims would be allowed into the shrine from 6 am to 6 pm. Physical distance circles were drawn by maintaining six feet distance and queue lines will be sanitized for every two hours. Except laghu darshan, all other rituals have been cancelled.
However, there is facility to get laddu prasadam at sale counters. Arrangements have also been made to provide free food packets to about 200 devotees. Assistant Executive Officers Umarani and S Harikrishna, Executive Engineer Rajesh, Station House Officer, Vemulawad police station, Venkatesh and others participated in the meeting.
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