Kerala’s Padmanabhaswamy temple opens for devotees from today, social distancing norms to be followed

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram opened for devotees from Wednesday (August 26, 2020) several months after it was closed due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.

Darshan will be allowed from 8 am to 11 am in the morning and 5 pm to till the time of ‘Deeparadhana’ in the evening, the temple administration said.

Devotees will have to register online one day prior to darshan and keep a copy of registration form & Aadhaar card at the time of temple visit.

This is in addition to wearing masks and washing hands.

The temple has remained closed since 21 March due to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, but now the temple will open adhering to strict protocols which include booking online darshan through the temple’s website.

At any point during the day, only 35 people will be allowed inside the temple and a maximum of 665 throughout the day, a press release said.

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