Coimbatore Maruthamalai Temple has Opened with Strict RulesSakthi Venkat (Author) Published Date : Sep 01, 2020 14:55 IST
Maruthamalai, Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple is famous among the pilgrims around Tamilnadu. It is considered as Seventh House of Lord Muruga.
Because of the Corona outbreak, the Tamilnadu government closed all the devotional places for people's safety. Based on the new slackened lockdown declared on Aug 29, many temples were opened with restrictions.
Coimbatore Maruthamalai temple opened today with stringent norms for the welfare of devotees. People from in and around Coimbatore are promptly visiting Maruthamalai. Department of Hindu Religious Affairs postered few rules to follow around the temple.
The new rules for the devotees:
- Children below 10 years and adults above 60 years are not allowed.
- Wearing a mask is mandatory.
- People should follow 6 feets of social distancing.
- Bringing garlands, fruits, coconut, and flowers are totally prohibited.
- People should not touch anything unwantedly while standing in the queue.
- Every devotional offering, including Thirunirai and Prasatham, and donations should fully packed.
- People will be allowed after the thermal scanner test and sanitizing.
- Devotees should not gather as a crowd inside the temple.
Beneficiaries and Newly Married couples: Many people own Commercial stores at the foothills, due to the lockdown their livelihood was highly affected. But people are back to their normal life from today as a result of reopening the temple. Mostly, couples who got married during this lockdown days are visiting the temple to have the blessings of Lord Muruga.