The Kamakhya Temple in Assam’s Guwahati has reopened for devotees who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 after being closed for nearly three months. All safety protocols have been implemented.
The Kamakhya Temple reopened to devotees on Wednesday, a day after the Assam government granted the temple permission to operate under Covid-19 guidelines.
Devotees from all over Assam and beyond flocked to the Kamakhya Temple to pray.
According to the Assam government’s order, only 20 fully vaccinated people are allowed to enter the Kamakhya Temple in an hour, according to a priest at the temple.
“For three months, the temple’s doors were closed to devotees. The Assam government issued a new SOP yesterday that allows 20 fully vaccinated people to enter the temple per hour. The temple management committee adheres to Covid-19 protocols as well “said the priest.
The temple’s main door, which leads to the sanctum sanctorum, remained closed, but devotees showed up for the temple’s parikrama.
According to the new guidelines issued by the Assam government, religious sites such as the Kamakhya Temple and Dol Govinda Temple can reopen with 20 visitors per hour, while other religious sites will only be allowed 10 devotees per hour.
Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta stated that devotees who have received both vaccine doses will be permitted to enter religious sites.