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Kerala’s Vadakkunnathan, Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temples open for darshan

Meanwhile Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi, two other important temples in the Thrissur City , were not opened on Tuesday

Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur, and Sreekrishna Temple, Guruvayur, two of the important temples in central Kerala, opened on Tuesday after a break of two and half months.

Sreekrishna temple had arranged a virtual queue system for darshan. An e-booking facility was available. E-token, with date and time, was given to about 300 people for darshan on Tuesday.

Devotees were asked to reach the temple half an hour before the given time. A safe distance of two metres was maintained between people. Devotees were allowed to enter the temple through the East Nada after thermal scanning and cleansing of hands. A medical team was present for examining the people. Shops on the temple premises were also opened.

Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple was opened for devotees from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Devotees were allowed inside by maintaining all safety guidelines issued by the government.

In the morning, around 200 devotees visited the temple which will be opened from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in the evening also

Meanwhile, Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi, two other important temples in the Thrissur city, were not opened on Tuesday. The temple management decided to remain closed as it was practically difficult to maintain the restrictions.

St. Joseph’s Church, Pavaratty, and St. Thomas Church Palayur, two important churches in the district will remain closed till end of the month.

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