Vindhyachal temple shut as RT-PCR reportrule fails to reduce footfall of devotees | Varanasi News

Varanasi: As devotees continued thronging to the Vindhyachal temple in large numbers regardless of destructive RT-PCR reviews being made necessary for the entry, the Mirzapur administration and monks of Vindhyachal determined to shut the doorways of the temple for the remaining days of Chaitra Navratri from Saturday.
Entry of devotees at Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi has already turn into nearly nil after the strict implementation of the choice to enable entry solely to these with destructive RT-PCR reviews.
Vindhyachal Panda Samaj (VPS) president, Pankaj Dwivedi, stated, “As per the choice taken by VPS members after discussions with the officers of district administration, the temple will stay closed until April 21. The determination of reopening the temple doorways for devotees shall be taken as per the rules of the state authorities after April 21.
Vindhyachal temple had witnessed large congregation of devotees on the primary and second days of Chaitra Navratri after which the native and temple administration made a provision to give entry solely to these devotees who produced destructive RT-PCR reviews, stated Dwivedi. He added that regardless of such restrictions, the gathering of devotees didn’t cease and threat of additional unfold of Covid-19 circumstances elevated.
“These floor realities had been ample to make it clear that vast crowds would once more arrive on the day of Ashtami and Ram Navami. To keep away from such a scenario, the choice to shut the doorways of the temple for devotees was taken,” stated Dwivedi.
This is for the second consecutive 12 months when the pandemic led to the closing of one of the Shaktipeeths of Goddess Durga—Vindhyachal temple and different temples in its triangle which embrace Kalikhoh and Ashtabhuja. The temple had been closed on March 20, 2020, owing to the lockdown. After the unlock course of started,the temple was reopened after 100 days on May 29.
“In Varanasi, the footfall of devotees at Kashi Vishwanath temple turned nearly nil on Saturday. Number of devotees at KVT had already diminished massively when the availability of producing destructive RT-PCR reviews was made a should for devotees to get entry,” stated divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal.
“Relaxations on the entry shall be given solely after the menace of the second Covid wave reduces. Keeping individuals protected is the highest precedence of the administration,” stated Agrawal.

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