Sigh of relief for devotees: Shrines opened after long hiatus

Pious people belonging to all religions were extremely happy as their long-awaited green signal for the public worship in religious shrines across Tamil Nadu on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays was granted by the government yesterday.

This announcement comes along with various other relaxations put forth by the government in the wake of the festive season.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has imposed a curfew extending until the end of this month with various restrictions including the ban on public entry into places of all religious worship on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The restriction was imposed with the intention to control the spread of COVID infection in crowded places.

As people used to visit shrines on these days in large numbers, the restriction was imposed.

But due to the decline in the COVID caseload across the state, the government has been relaxing various restrictions gradually but restrictions on the places of worship still continued.

With a lot of festivals ahead, various organisations and the public have been demanding the opening of the shrines on weekends.

In this context, the government has permitted public worship on all days from today and people across the state are enthusiastically visiting the places of worship.

Today marks the Hindu festival Vijayadhasami and various temples in the state are crowded with devotees after a long hiatus. People are extremely happy as the permission has been given at a time that coincides with the festive season.

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