Deoghar’s Baba Baidyanath Temple is now allowing the entry of a total of 1500 devotees daily in the temple premises. Earlier the temple was allowing 1000 devotees. On the occasion of Vijayadashami on October 26, it has increased the pilgrim count for entry by 500. Pilgrims will have to collect their e-passes for entry. The e-passes will be issued to ensure safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also, only 125 devotees can offer prayers per hour adhering to the protocols of safety and social distancing. Devotees from neighbouring states and adjoining districts of Bihar can also visit the temple. However, they will have to undergo quarantine for violating the COVID-19 related rules. Meanwhile, the renowned Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan shut its doors just after two days of reopening due to crowds.
Baba Baidyanath Temple Allows Entry Of 1500 Pilgrims; 125 Devotees Can Offer Prayers Every Hour
Nestled in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of Jharkhand State, Baba Baidyanath Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shrine is also called Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temple or Baidyanath Dham. The temple complex has one main temple of Baba Baidyanath, along with 21 other temples. The jyotirlinga is in the main temple. The temple is now allowing entry of 1500 devotees daily with e-passes. After the coronavirus pandemic, Baidyanath Dham had reopened for pilgrims on August 27. Initially, it was opening up for only four hours, allowing only 50 devotees per hour with e-passes. Later, the entry count was increased to 1000. And on the occasion of Vijayadashami on October 26, the temple has increased the entry count further to 1500. E-passes are mandatory. 125 devotees will be allowed to offer prayers every hour.
Devotees From Neighbouring States Can Also Visit The Temple
The temple authorities are ensuring that all the devotees follow the rules of safety and social distancing during entry and exit. It is also allowing visitors from neighbouring states and adjoining districts of Bihar. However, devotees not adhering to the safety protocols will have to undergo quarantine.
If you’re visiting any of the shrines that have reopened now, ensure to wear your mask and carry a hand sanitizer. Also, remember to maintain social distancing. On that note, did you know about these unusual temples in India?