Electronic Temple Visiting Slot Reservations Succeed | Kolhapur News
In just one hour after starting the online reservation for Mahalaxmi and Jyotiba temples, 4,000 reservations were made for Mahalaxmi temple. The reservation started at 11am on Wednesday.
The district administration along with the police, the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation and Paschim Maharashtra Devasthan Samiti (PMDS) made all the necessary preparations to cope with the large influx of worshipers for the Navaratra festival.
PMDS Secretary Shivaji Naikwade said: “Per hour, only 700 people with an e-pass and following Covid security standards will be allowed to enter the temple from the east gate. Devotees can obtain “Mukh-Darshan” without the online pass from the stage set up at the Mahadwar gate of the Mahalaxmi temple. ”
Mahalaxmi temple, Temblai temple, Jotiba temple, Nrusinhwadi temple, Balumama temple in Admapur were all illuminated and decorated for the festival.
Officials said worshipers would not be allowed into the premises of the Temblai temple for the traditional “Kohala Pujan” ritual. The palanquin of the goddesses Mahalaxmi will be taken by vehicle to the hill of Temblai on the occasion of Lalit Panchmi, 5th day of Navaratra. The ‘Nagar-pradakshina’ of the goddesses on the eighth day of Navaratra on October 13 will be done in a vehicle. Like last year, the traditional Dasara ceremony held in Dasara chowk in the presence of the royal family of Kolhapur and the palanquins was canceled by the district administration due to the Covid.
Kolhapur Municipal Transport (KMT) will launch a special Durga-darshan bus service from October 7 to 14.