The renowned Shree Dwarkadhish Temple of Lord Krishna in Dwarka, Gujarat, will remain closed for devotees from January 17 to 23 to avoid overcrowding due to ‘Purnima,’ temple officials said on Sunday, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Gujarat government recently issued guidelines to prevent the rise in coronavirus cases, including a limit of 150 people in open spaces and 50 per cent of the capacity of a closed space venue not exceeding 150 persons.
“A large number of devotees visit Shree Dwarkadhish Temple every Purnima, which falls on January 17. To avoid overcrowding amid a rise in coronavirus cases, it has been decided to keep the temple closed for devotees from January 17 to 23. Daily prayers will be offered by priests, which can be viewed live online,” said the administrative office of the temple in a press release.