Agartala: The Gomati district administration has imposed certain restrictions on the pilgrims visiting the Mata Tripureswari Temple at Udaipur as a preventive measure against coronavirus. Apart from movement of the devotees inside the temple complex, the authority also imposed some restrictions on the nature of offering prayer to the Goddess.
As per the new directions, only two gates, one used by the VIP’s and the other towards the Kalyan Sagar will remain open from today while all other gates used by devotees and the temple workers will remain closed.
District Magistrate Tarun Kanti Debnath along with Superintendent of Police Lucky Chauhan and the SDPO Dhrubha Nath visited the temple and reviewed the sanitization arrangements and took the decision to impose the restrictions.
Apart from entry and exit, it has also been instructed that, henceforth, no devotee will be allowed to approach close to the temple and the priests also has been asked to maintain distance from the devotees and avoid any kind of physical touch.
Instructions also has been passed to set up a barricade to keep the devotees at least one metre away from the temple and no one will be allowed to bow down to pay obeisance to the Goddess. Instead, they will have to offer pranam standing on their foot.
The District Magistrate told reporters that the steps were taken to prevent COVID-19 infection and it will continue till the situation is normalized.