To control the spread of corona in the district, the Uzhavar Sandhai at Sampath Naga, Erode, was trifurcated to function in 3 places in the town from Monday, Collector C Kathiravan said.
He said it would function at Kumalankuttai Corporation Primary School, Periyar Nagar Farmers Market and Sampath Nagar Farmers Market. He asked people to co-operate to avoid congestion in the city.
Similarly, as per his advice, restrictions were announced for the Erode Periyamariamman Temple annual Festival.
Devotees were allowed to have Swami Darshan only from 6 am to 8 pm on Sunday.
As a corona prevention measure, water and milk were not allowed to be poured by devotees on the Holy poles at the Periyamariamman, Cinnamariamman, Karaivakkal Mariamman Temples in the town.
No pooja items like flower, coconut, fruit were allowed to be offered by the priests.
Devotees were also barred to bring pooja items.
As per the festival schedule, the Holy poles carrying vaulting event should be held from 3:00 pm on Sunday.
But it was also changed to 5 am on Monday and only priests were allowed to participate and all three poles were carried in a vehicle, instead of by devotees, and dumped into the Cauvery River.
As against the convention, the devotees were allowed to take part in the event for the second year in succession due to corona pandemic situation.