The Shirdi Saibaba temple in Maharashtra was closed for several months due to Covid-19 pandemic and will now finally reopen from 7 October. The Temple authorities released guidelines and said that they will not allow more than 15,000 devotees.
The Ahmednagar district administration, the management of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust planned out the measures to allow devotees into the temple premises in this covid situation .
Temple authorities have finalized to allow at least 15,000 devotees who will possess online passes. They also decided to prohibit the entry of children below 10 years, pregnant women, sick people, senior citizens above the age of 65, and specially people without masks and due to covid situation the prasad counter at the temple will remain closed.
The temple is Issuing a total of 5,000 paid passes, 5,000 online passes, and 5,000 offline passes for the devotees.
It was also told that only 1,150 devotees will be allowed to be inside the temple premises at any hour of the scheduled visiting hours.
Maximum of 90 people will be allowed during aarti inside the temple.
The entry will be allowed from entrance number 2, while exit will be through exit gates numbers 4 and 5 while the Dhyan Mandir and Parayan Kaksh will remain closed.