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Siddhivinayak Temple announces new rules amid rising coronavirus cases

As the coronavirus cases have been rising in the state of Maharashtra, one of the famous temples Sri Siddhivinayak Temple has once again suspended offline darshan for devotees starting February 25, 2021.

According to the latest sources, people should compulsorily book their darshan online and show the QR code to enter temple premises and the temple authorities will allow devotees to enter the shrine by showing the QR code at the entry point. The timing of the darshan will be around 8 AM to 9 PM.

Only visitors with normal body temperature will be allowed entry inside the temple, if visitors failed to do make an online booking, they can do so at the offline registration counter located outside the temple premises. Also, temple authorities have made wearing masks and social distancing mandatory to restrict the spread of covid-19 strain.

However, the temple authorities have reportedly asked citizens to help authorities by following rules and using the online booking service for Siddhivinayak darshan.

This decision has been announced ahead of Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi which will be celebrated on March 02. This festival is dedicated to Mars and Lord Ganesh will be celebrated to commemorate the boon bestowed by the deity. Ganesh temples all across India will be packed with devotees on this day.

The Siddhivinayak Temple has taken a call to limit large gatherings in accordance with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation  (BMC) directive on February 18 to control the spread of coronavirus.

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