Delhi’s Akshardham temple to reopen for devotees from Oct 13

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New Delhi (NVI): After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in East Delhi, is all set to reopen for the public from October 13.

According to the temple authorities, all the visitors to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines including mandatory wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing all the time throughout the temple complex.

Thermal screening and hand sanitisation facilities are being put up at entry, which will be compulsory for all and visitors with a higher than normal temperature or symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted entry.

A limited number of devotees will be allowed to enter the temple premises from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The evening water show at 7:15 pm, the gardens, food court and the books and gift centre will be available to all visitors, as per the Covid-19 norms.

However, the Abhishek puja and all exhibitions will still remain temporarily closed and temple will remain closed on Monday.

Swaminarayan Akshardham temple — one of the most iconic and magnificent structures of the national capital, has been a major tourist attraction, drawing thousands of visitors every day before the nationwide lockdown was announced in India.

Earlier in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha had closed all its temples worldwide and put an end to routine activities to protect the health of volunteers and visitors.

-RJV