Keonjhar, Jan 4: The famous Maa Tarini Temple at Ghatagon in Keonjhar district will reopen for devotees on January 18 amid Covid guidelines, according to a decision taken by the district administration.
The administration, however, decided to allow reopening of other religious institutions in the district on January 7 in adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols.
Notably, the goddess temple, which attracts thousands of devotees on normal days, has been shut since mid-March 2020 in view of Covid pandemic. While thousands of devotees are expected to visit the temple after reopening, the district administration has put some guidelines for entry to the temple.
Mask wearing, hand sanitizing and social distancing have been made mandatory for devotees, said sources.