Coronavirus Fears Has Himachal Shut Doors On Temple Tourism

Dharamshala: In view of the danger of people getting infected with the coronavirus at large gatherings, the government of Himachal Pradesh has taken decision to close down the temple darshans in all the government controlled Temples of the state.

Under this, the three major Shaktipeeth shrines of Jwalamukhi, Bajreshwari Devi Kangra and Chamunda Devi, in the of  districts of  Kangra,  have been closed from Tuesday . This decision has been taken under the notification issued by the state government.

Shut doors of Chintpurni Devi temple

Confirming this, DC Kangra Rakesh Prajapati said that  the devotees who have arrived in the late hours of yesterday or early morning today were allowed Darshan on Tuesday morning. Later all the three temples were closed to the general public. He said that it is being assured that the  devotees could have live darshan of Maa Aarti of all temples through YouTube channel and webcasting.

Chintpurni Shaktipeeth’s doors have also been closed in Una district. Chintpurni Shaktipeeth’s is the most visited temple in Kangra and Una districts. The entry of devotees into the temple has been banned from Tuesday till further orders. The  devotees will now be able to have live darshan of the temples on its website and YouTube.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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